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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.
Severe flooding struck South America at the end of 2015. The following RADARSAT-2 product prepared for the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" shows the extent of the flooding around the city of Concordia on December 29. More information on the flooding in Argentina