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MDA and UrtheCast led projects get funding from the Digital Technology Supercluster

The Digital Technology Superclusters funds the Protecting our Oceans and Satellite-based Environmental Analytics projects

The Digital Technology Supercluster is moving forward with two partner projects led respectively by MDA and UrtheCast. MDA is leading the Protecting Our Oceans project while UrtheCast is leading the Satellite-Based Environmental Analytics project. Both projects look to innovate digital solutions to address challenges created by climate change. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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Creative Destruction Lab space stream graduates four Canadian startups

Edgehog technologies has developed dio-inspired, nanotextured, anti-reflection glass for high performance solar panels and is a graduate of the CDL space stream

The second year of the Creative Destruction Lab's (CDL) space stream concluded with a virtual graduation of 12 companies of the original 26 that were selected. Four Canadian companies graduated while a fifth didn't. That fifth company did manage to rebound and tell us their story. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Will the Canadian Space Agency have an acting president next month?

Canada in Space

Current Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Sylvain Laporte's extended term will come to an end on September 8, 2020. With less than a month to go before his term expires, will a replacement be named before he leaves? Or will an acting president be named as has happened many times in the history of the agency? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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During the pandemic the Space Advisory Board is sidelined

ISED Minister Bains and the Space Advisory Board.

The last time we had a statement from the Space Advisory Board was March 2019 in support of the new Canadian Space Strategy. At the time, Dr. Lucy Stojak, Chair of the Board, noted in her statement that "the Board recognizes that there is more work to be done," and that "we look forward to continuing to advise, inform and support the Minister." SpaceQ has …

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Statistics Canada harnessing Earth observation data

An example of Vancouver open data businesses

Data from Google Earth and other Earth observation campaigns is allowing Statistics Canada (StatsCan) to create databases showing how Canadians live and work. The government department showcased some of its ongoing work at the online GeoIgnite conference on Friday (July 24), with projects ranging from building catalogues to walkability. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Earth observation is hitting its stride: MDA

Space-based Earth Observation

A senior MDA executive says Earth observation (EO) is "on the brink of a really integrated and operational era" due to continued efforts from his company and others around the world. Within Canada, MDA is famous for its RADARSAT series of satellites – RADARSAT-1 (no longer operational after exceeding its design life), RADARSAT-2 (still working well after more than a dozen years in space) and …

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How Canada built a COVID-19 reporting tool in 72 hours

COVID-19 Canada data on the ESRI GIS database

At the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian government marshalled numerous resources to create a cloud-based platform tracking cases across the country. Government official Éric Loubier said this platform allowed decision-makers to access the data swiftly and efficiently to not only map novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, but also determine its effects on vulnerable populations. This page is for subscribers only. …

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The Canadian Space Agency publishes Space-Based Earth Observation engagement paper

Space-based Earth Observation

The first panel discussion at the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing yesterday was on Space-Based Earth Observation. It was chaired by Eric Loubier, the new Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation at Natural Resources Canada. Leading up to the discussion an engagement paper was released by the Canadian Space Agency, though if you didn't know where to find it, you …

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