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Canada has the largest national parks system in the world - 42 national parks. Visit: "Space in my Daily Life"
The Canadian Space Agency's Fleet of Rovers
In order to prepare Canada for the next steps in the international exploration of space, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has worked in collaboration with over 40 Canadian companies and universities to build a team of terrestrial rovers.
Lac-Mégantic Train Disaster
International Charter provides Pleiades imagery over the Lac-Mégantic disaster
Canada has obtained a very high resolution image of the Lac-Mégantic train wreck, which was captured on July 13 by Pléiades, a satellite of the CNES, the French space agency. This picture was taken after Public Safety Canada activated the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, in which the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is actively involved. The data shared in the context of the Charter help damage assessment and support recovery efforts. (Credit: CNES 2013, Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A. France)
- Red frame Disaster area
- Green circle Residential
- Red circle Commercial
- Green frame Affected residential
- Orange frame Affected Commercial
- Yellow line Roads
- Hatched line Railroad
This animation map shows an overview of the destruction caused by the train derailment and explosion that occurred at Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013. The product was developed by Effigis Geo-Solutions (Montreal, Canada) as part of their mandate in the Canadian Space Agency's Rapid Information Products and Services (RIPS) initiative.
The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated by Public Safety Canada on a request received from Transport Canada. This is a damage assessment map based on QuickBird-2 satellite operations among the member space agencies for data acquisition following natural and technological disasters.
Floods in Alberta
This animation produced from RADARSAT-2 data captured in June 2013, shows the maximum (in red) and minimum extent of the flooding in the High River region in Alberta.