Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sentinel: National Bushfire monitoring system

Keep up to date with the bushfire situation in Australia with Sentinel: the National bushfire monitoring system http://sentinel.ga.gov.au/Overview/ which provides ‘timely information about hotspots to emergency service managers across Australia. The mapping system allows users to identify fire locations with a potential risk to communities and property’.

The ‘current overview’ provided by this service includes satellite images that are updated after every satellite overpass.

Of particular interest to staff and students at the CSU Albury-Wodonga campus are the fires in North East Victoria especially around Mount Buffalo and Bright.

(Image: Sydney Morning Herald)

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