Volcano eruption tracker: How satellites have TRANSFORMED natural disaster response

He told “The difference today is … we’ve seen attempts being made in places where there have been dramatic events taking place, hurricanes, typhoons, those types of things, that people are using these satellites for access to provide communications and information about what’s going on.

“And I think people are also looking at these satellites as a means to track things.

“When we had the fires in the Amazon going on earlier this year, satellite imagery was able to be passed on to people to give a sense of how dramatic the fires were, versus what people were perceiving from either political input or others that these are serious events.

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