International Charter activated for dam collapse in Brazil

Image of the tailings dam flood on 30 January acquired by Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. Image: NASA.

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” has been activated for floods in Brazil following the collapse of a mining dam. The activation was requested by the Brazilian Disaster and Risk Management National Centre (CENAD). The country’s Ministry of Regional Development is acting as project manager for the activation.


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Fri, 25/01/2019 - 12:38

New collaboration between the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Satellite image of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Source: ESA)

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has obtained three contracts from the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) related to RADARSAT-2 satellite. The first contract refers to installing a ground station in 2016 for receiving and processing information captured by the satellite; the second to providing RADARSAT-2 data in advance of the station becoming operational; and the third to a training course in order to develop products to support several applications.


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Fri, 10/07/2015 - 12:08

RADARSAT-2: Contract extended for India

One of the first images acquired with Radarsat: Ross Island, Alaska, in 1997.

On 12 August 2014, MDA’s Information Systems group (MDA) signed a contract to continue to provide RADARSAT satellite data to the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of India.

This agreement, valid until June 2015, represents for MDA the continuation of a long-term relationship with NRSC, as well as with the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO and the Government of India, as India has been using RADARSAT information since 1998.


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Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:21

PolSARpro (The Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool) (ESA)

Monitoring Volcanic Ash and Impacts on Agriculture: CSA, NASA and World Bank Cooperation

Within the framework of the international Committee on Satellite Earth Observation (CEOS), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is collaborating with NASA on various projects helping to monitor, manage and respond to natural disasters. This partnership offers CSA and NASA the opportunity to share Earth Observation (EO) data acquired by Canadian and American satellites for the purpose of scientific research and operational applications.


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Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:29

February 2010

Issue Date: 

Fri, 05/03/2010

In this issue:



From Preparation to Response: Coastal Decision Support during the Caribbean Hurricane Season 2010 with RADARSAT-2

By Aube et al., posted on December 28th, 2010 in earthzine, Disasters, Earth Observation, Featured Article

Guy Aubé, Dirk Werle, Stu Frye, Nicole Alleyne, J-F Saulnier, Guy Séguin, Mathieu Benoît, Claire Gosselin and Andy Welch

Developing Disaster Management Capacity with Earth Observation

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Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:52

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

3rd RADARSAT-2 Workshop


Location: Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Quebec CANADA
Date: Sept 27 - Oct 1 2010






27/09/2010 to 01/10/2010
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