Tag Archives: Wildfires

Metaspectral Team Reaches XPRIZE Wildfire Semi-finals

XPRIZE Wildfire challenge

Vancouver-based Metaspectral has announced that a team created by the company has reached the semi-finals of the XPRIZE Wildfire competition. Eight other Canadian entries failed to make the cut. The XPRIZE Wildfire competition is a four year, multi-track, $11 million USD competition focused on developing technologies that can mitigate wildfires. According to XPRIZE, it is intended to “transform current wildfire management approaches through the development of …

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CSA contract lets 4pi Labs develop wildfire detection system

File photo: Canadian wildfires image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015

A Calgary-based company received a quarter-million dollars from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to test a camera system for detecting wildfires from a suite of orbiting space satellites. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Fires in Quebec

On June 19, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a large wildfire burning in western Quebec, near the shoreline of Hudson Bay.

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Fires in Northern Saskatchewan

NASA’s Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres).

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