Tag Archives: Natural Resources Canada

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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Canada needs to be more self-reliant with Earth Observation strategy

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) held whole-of-government webinar today to discuss Canada's Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO) strategy. The whole-of-government approach which includes participation by 16 departments, a record for any Canadian space endeavour, is meant to learn from past programs and better position Canada with an eye towards future government needs, while creating commercial opportunities for industry. The balance between government needs and industry wants, …

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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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Canada, ESA and other partners offer online remote sensing courses

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Several Canadian organizations including the Canadian Space Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada have been working with their European colleagues to develop online remote sensing courses. At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Dirk Werle of the Canadian Space Agency presented an update on the groups efforts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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