Changing Small Island Developing States: a space perspective on environmental change in the Caribbean

Small Island Developing States are experiencing some of the earliest and most severe impacts of climate change. Through a series of case studies illustrated with compelling satellite imagery, a new publication documents environmental changes in estuaries, mangroves, corals, coastlines and forests; as well as different approaches to land use and conservation; urbanization, tourism infrastructure and industrialization and finally disasters from pre-event hazard maps to impacts such as flooding and landslides and finally reconstruction efforts. It is a demonstration of how effective a tool remote sensing can be to assess natural or human induced processes, developed and published within the framework of an environmental management project in collaboration with the University of Ghent (Belgium).