Earth Observation

How satellite information flows to Canadian decision-makers in case of wildfires and other disasters

How we monitor wildfires and natural disasters is about to change

With the intensity of natural disasters and severe weather accelerating amid global warming, governments – including Canada – are working to speed up the satellite information flow as best as possible to the people on the ground – sometimes, literally, the wildfire firefighters holding the hose against the flames.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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NorthStar to develop prototype Canadian marine and coastal environment EO system

The St. Lawrence River and its estuary, photographed from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield

NorthStar Earth & Space will be developing a prototype Earth Observation Monitoring System for Marine and Coastal Environments (EOMCE) in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and with support from Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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SkyWatch and Wyvern partner on hyperspectral data delivery

Satellites play an important role in agriculture.

SkyWatch is once again in the news. After getting its Series A round of funding closed early in 2020, the company has been relatively quiet. However, over the past few weeks the company has had several announcements including its Series B round of funding. Now comes news of a new Canadian partner in Wyvern for hyperspectral data. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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The Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is virtual once again

The 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing

The 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is once again virtual again this year and will be held between June 21-24, 2021. It’s unfortunate for the city of Yellowknife who were supposed to host the conference last year only to see it go virtual. Then they hoped to host the event this year only to see it once again go virtual. Maybe next year? Regardless, …

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Space Alpha Insights awarded $2 million for SAR satellite on-board processing technology (Corrected)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded Space Alpha Insights Corp. a $2 million Space Technology Development Program contract to develop Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite on-board processing technology. In an earlier version of this story SpaceQ said that EarthDaily Analytics was awarded this contract. While technically true from the Canadian government perspective, the actual contract will eventually be awarded to SpaceAlpha Insights Corp. This is the …

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