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European Union launches latest Earth observation satellite able to track disasters

An image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 28 September 2016 showing wildfires in the Russian Federation. Image: ESA/CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The European Union’s latest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-3B, was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Russian Federation on 25 April.

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Fire occurs in California, United States of America

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Joshua Stevens, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). Caption by Adam Voiland.

On the 16th of August 2016, the Moderate

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Fire in the west coast of the Republic of Portugal and South of France

Republic of Portugal, image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

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Fires in Siberia, Russia

 Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Jesse Allen and Joshua Stevens, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). Caption by Pola Lem.

In mid-July 2016, fires occurred in Siberia, in the tundra-taiga interface of the North West of the region. The Moderate

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Fuller Fire in Arizona, United-States

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

On the 16th of July 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua

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Sand Fire in California leaves Burn Scar

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

On the 22nd of July 2016 a fire occurred in southern California, United States. The Moderate

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Fires occurred in Colorado, Wyoming and California, United-States

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response using Suomi NPP VIIRS data.

On the 10th of July, a fire occurred in Colorado burning around 13,000 acres of land in the area. The Visible Infrared Imaging

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International Charter activated for forest fire in Chile

Satellite picture of fire in Valparaiso (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 14 March 2015 for a forest fire in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile. The mechanism was activated by the National 

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CONAE provides maps to fight fires in the Andes

Spotlights Heat Map based on MODIS images for February 2015

The Argentinian National Space Activities Commission (CONAE), host to a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, is providing heat spotlight maps based on satellite images that show the environmental conditions of the Andean-Patagonian native forests,

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Germany to launch microsatellite to detect forest fires

Microsatellites TET-1 and BIROS

In October 2015, Germany will launch the Berlin Infrared Optical System (BIROS), a microsatellite capable of monitoring forest fires from Space. The microsatellite was partly developed by the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin of the German Aerospace Agency (DLR). BIROS will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

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