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Technical Survey

Mined areas verified during a Technical Survey

The aim of the Technical Survey is to verify if the land is indeed contaminated and  to examine the minefield with the purpose of defining the hazardous areas. By defining the perimeters of these hazardous areas, a demining organisation can concentrate its efforts and resources only on mine affected land and can deliver a faster and more cost-efficient mine clearance operation.

The Technical Survey is completed with the use of mine detection dogs, machines and humanitarian mine clearance. During the survey, the hazardous area is divided into small zones based on the type of soil, vegetation and characteristics of the landscape. For instance, a mountainous area will be separated from a forest area and an agricultural area. Once this procedure is completed, the team then decides which methods of clearing will be required for each individual area.