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International Charter activated in Australia due to a tropical Cyclone

satellite image of cyclone Eta at its strongest

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 April. Geoscience Australia requested the activation because of the expected Cyclone Ita. 

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Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:06
latitude: 
-16.9203
longitude: 
145.771

Australia: Wildfires cover area as big as Melbourne

satellite night image of fires in Australia

The summer heat in Australia brought high temperatures as well as strong winds to an already dry environment and created conditions for big fires. By yesterday almost 200,000 hectares had burned.

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 14:14
latitude: 
-37.8141
longitude: 
144.963

NASA publishes satellite images of wildfires in Australia

The bushfire in Grampians National Park burned 43,000 hectares (106,000 acres)

This image of intense bushfires in and around Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia, was captured from Space on 17 January by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MOD

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 15:00
latitude: 
43.1063
longitude: 
6.35422

Australia: New South Wales launches GIS Emergency Response System

NASA's Terra satellite image of flooded communities in Australia

New South Wales State Emergency Services (NSW SES) launched a new mapping system to help emergency responders coordinate better rescue operations.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28
latitude: 
-31.2532
longitude: 
146.921

Earthquakes: Australian team presents damage assessment system

A 7.1 level earthquake was recreated during the event

While recreating a 7.1 level earthquake, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) members demonstrated the potential of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in emergency response, by usi

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Mon, 26/08/2013 - 14:25
latitude: 
-20.9176
longitude: 
142.703

Australia: Views from the ISS on wildfires

Australia’s Northern Territory has suffered several fires

Smoke plumes from fires, volcanoes, and pollution are all reaching high into the atmosphere and can therefore very easily be detected from space.

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Thu, 22/08/2013 - 09:56
latitude: 
75.5225
longitude: 
-107.665

Australia: Open disaster management platform in works

KIMBERLEY REGION, AUSTRALIA

The University of Melbourne, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and NICTA today jointly announced that they are collaborating to develop the Australia Disaster Management Platform (ADMP), a next generation open stan

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Sat, 16/03/2013 - 08:13
latitude: 
-37.8002
longitude: 
144.958

Bush fires in Australia: NASA satellite captures hot spots

large bush fires burning in southwestern Victoria on February 18, 2013

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image showing

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Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:34
latitude: 
-37.9207
longitude: 
145.123

NASA's Aqua satellite sees Australian bushfires from space

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image showing the large bush fires burning in eastern New South Wales, Australia, on 9 January 2

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Thu, 10/01/2013 - 09:00
latitude: 
-31.2532
longitude: 
146.921

NASA: Earth at Night imagery reveals wildfires in Australia

A new map of the Earth at night that NASA published two weeks ago showed the footprint of human civilization on the planet, as revealed by the lights we use to brighten the darkness.

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Thu, 20/12/2012 - 10:19
latitude: 
-21.9349
longitude: 
125.024