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Washington wildfires captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite

Satellite image of active wildfires across Western U.S., outlined in red (Image: NASA)

NASA’s Earth observation Aqua satellite spotted the wildfires burning throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana states on August 23. One of the most important blazes was reported in the Okanogan Complex, in Washington State.

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Fri, 28/08/2015 - 10:30

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ESRI maps for monitoring wildfires in Western US

Wildfires blazing in North California (Image: NASA)

ESRI has developed two interactive maps for wildfire monitoring in the Western coast of the United States, which can be shared and embedded into the end users' websites: the Wildfire Public Information Map and the 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map.

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Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:09

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India and USA: Cooperation to monitor earth changes in high detail

NISAR: the NASA-ISRO SAR Mission (Image: NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are working together on a project to monitor earth changes in high detail.

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Wed, 03/06/2015 - 11:20

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USA and UAE Space Agency announce bilateral space cooperation

UAE from Space (Image: NASA)

From 16 to 20 March 2015, officials from several departments and agencies of the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency met in Washington D.C. to review a broad list of potential areas of space cooperation.

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Tue, 24/03/2015 - 08:33

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US: New portal featuring open data for disaster response and recovery

Hurricane Irene reaching New York City on 28 August 2011

Acknowledging that technology can play a key role in enhancing

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Mon, 05/01/2015 - 09:28

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USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11

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New app connects local disaster response resources with open data

DAAD Application allows to share resources and request assistance.

The US company Appallicious released on 29 July 2014 the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), a new cloud-based app that can organize real-time

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:47

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Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates. On average, 700 scenes per day have been acquired (compared to 550 images per day before June 2014). 

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01

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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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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:29

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Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

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