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Canada: International Charter activated for oil spill

Oil spill and oil fire followed a train derailing in Lac-Mégantic

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 8 July 2013 to provide satellite imagery for the train derailment and consecutive oil spill and oil fire in Lac-Mégantic

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Tue, 09/07/2013 - 11:42
latitude: 
45.5801
longitude: 
-70.8881

Canada: Capturing wildfires in Quebec

QUEBEC NASA MODIS image, 19 June 2013

Satellites can easily detect what is not visible to the human eye.

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Fri, 21/06/2013 - 11:51
latitude: 
46.5589
longitude: 
72.0703

Canada's Radarsat-1: Towards retirement after 28 successful years

Radarsat-1 during testing in Ottawa, Canada

Having surpassed its expected lifespan by 12 years, on March 29, 2013, Canada's first Earth Observation satellite, RADARSAT-1, moved towards retirement due to a technical malfunction.

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Thu, 11/04/2013 - 09:17
latitude: 
45.5221
longitude: 
-73.3951

Radarsat: Canadian Space Agency contracts construction of three new satellites

The Canadian Space Agency has given out a seven-year contract for the construction of three new Radarsat satellites to be launched in 2018 and for the oversight of initial operations.

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:32
latitude: 
45.5221
longitude: 
-73.3951

Canadian Space Agency supports Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot

The Canadian Space Agency, in close cooperation with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), continues to be a major contributor to the Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP), whic

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Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:37

RADARSAT-2 Data helps manage Canadian Richelieu River Flood

Within the framework of the international Committee on Satellite Earth Observation (CEOS), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is collaborating with NASA on various projects helping to prevent, manage

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 09:04

International Charter activated for floods in Canada

On Saturday, heavy rains fell in B.C's Shuswap region, where more than 340 people were ordered out of their homes into the community of Sicamous area in Vancouver, Canada.

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 17:01
latitude: 
50.7857
longitude: 
-119.711

NASA Measures Wildfire Pollution Pour Over Niagara Falls

Water isn't the only thing pouring over Niagara Falls. Pollution from fires in Ontario, Canada is also making the one thousand mile trip, while being measured by NASA's Aqua satellite.

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Mon, 01/08/2011 - 15:14
latitude: 
43.0904
longitude: 
-79.0861

Aura Detects Pollution in the Great Lakes Region

Fires throughout Ontario are generating pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite in the Great Lakes region.

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Tue, 26/07/2011 - 11:51
latitude: 
42.7015
longitude: 
-81.2146

Wildfire Airborne Strategic Mapping Operations

In the first test of its capabilities for forest wildfire mapping, ITRES' new Thermal Airborne Broadband Imager (TABI-1800) is being used to assist Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD, Ca

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Tue, 21/06/2011 - 10:44
latitude: 
56.1304
longitude: 
-106.347