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Satellite images show the Great Lakes in Canada covered with ice

NASA's satellite Aqua captured this MODIS natural color image of lake Erie
MODIS infrared image of Lake Erie in Canada showing the ice cover

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired these images on January 9, 2014.

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 11:09
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42.0669
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-81.3399

EARSC study shows European EO industry in development

Central Europe seen from space

The European Earth Observation Services Industry is steadily growing.

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Mon, 23/09/2013 - 10:26

Natural Resources Canada launches new website for NEODF-Cat

NEODF-Cat is limited to Government of Canada authorized users

The efforts of Natural Resources Canada for improving and increasing web accessibility have resulted in the decision of moving the NEODF-Cat web presence to a new web portal known as the National E

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 09:14
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56.1304
longitude: 
-106.347

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
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38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

Wildfires smoke over Atlantic Ocean tracked by Suomi-NPP satellite

Wildfire smoke is injected high into the atmosphere

Satellite observations suggest fires in Quebec sent smoke billowing across the Atlantic; but pinpointing the source can pose a scientific challenge, as NASA points out in a recent web article.

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Thu, 11/07/2013 - 08:45
latitude: 
52.9399
longitude: 
-73.5491

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
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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