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

File photo: How we monitor wildfires is about to change. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

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. 

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About Elizabeth Howell

Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.