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Fire in Canada, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters activated

Fort McMurray Fires, Alberta, Canada. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

A destructive wildfire burned through Canada’s Northern Alberta region, destroying neighborhoods in Fort McMurray and displacing nearly 90,000 people.  The fire began on the 1st of May and the exact cause is still unknown. High temperatures and strong winds pushed it north-east two days later. Despite the work of more than 500 firefighters, by the 8th of May the fire had burnt 1,610 square kilometers of forest. By the 24th, the fire was still not extinguished but it had not grown either.

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Free access to X-Band satellite data for Canadian institutions

Image captured by the TerraSAR-X (Image: DLR)

Airbus Defence and Space and the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) have signed a contract that enables the Canadian government and institutions to access imagery captured by the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites for carrying out research and professional training without charges.

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Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is responsible for the development and use of Canada's natural resources such as energy, forests and minerals and metals. Read more

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Sharing data to improve soil research in Canada

Spaced based data about the consistency of soil can help farmers make better decisions (Image: USDA-NRCS)

NASA is working together with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and its real-time In-situ Soil Monitoring for Agriculture network (RISMA) to improve and prepare information about the consistency of soil.

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NASA satellites captures wildfires in USA and Canada

The image captured by MODIS shows dozens of wildfires in Canada

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States. Actively burning areas, detected by the thermal bands on MODIS, are outlined in red. Forests appear dark green.

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IGARSS 2014 - 35th Symposium on Remote Sensing

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13/07/2014 to 18/07/2014

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Sun, 13/07/2014

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THE QUÉBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE

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Quebec City

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IEEE, GRSS, Canadian Remote Sensing Society, CSA-ASC, NASA,

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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. The major component of surveillance will be covering Canadian territory and neighbouring property, notably monitoring of land and water in the Arctic. The $706-million contract was won by MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), one of Canada's radar leaders.

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Open Source Hands-on GIS workshop for Disaster Management using QGIS and GRASS

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The Waterloo Institute for

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08/10/2013

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Mississauga

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Dewey College

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Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) and Dewey College in Mississauga

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International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the International Association of Geo-information & Communication Technology (AGeoICT)

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Canadian Space Agency supports Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot

The Canadian Space Agency, in close cooperation with the Committee on

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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 and respond to natural disasters.

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