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Australia: Satellite imagery project to identify and track algae blooms

Satellite-based imagery will detect blue-green algae blooms

A new satellite-based early detection project for blue-green algae identification was initiated in Australia.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:46
latitude: 
-31.2532
longitude: 
146.921

New on the Knowledge Portal: Recommended Practices

Recommended Practices on Flood Mapping.

When using Space technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response, it is not only important to have access to the right data and software, it is also crucial to be aware of methods

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:35

Australia: Government launches National Map for geospatial data

The web application allows users to overlay different geospatial datasets

The federal government of Australia has launched the National Map, an online platform visualizing a number of the data sets released

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:08
latitude: 
-25.2744
longitude: 
133.775

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