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Satellites map fire on Saddleworth Moor

28 June 2018

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The UK Space Agency has worked with partners to activate the Copernicus Emergency Management Service to provide satellite mapping to aid the response to fires burning on Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester.

UK satellite imagery was also provided to government officials co-ordinating the response to help provide initial estimates of the scale of the blaze on 27 June 2018.

In a further demonstration of the UK's expertise in this area, UK scientists at the University of Bristol recently made a major contribution to assessing the hazard of Guatemala's Fuego volcano. Maps and scientific analysis from satellite imagery including the Charter were provided to Guatemalan civil protection and local volcanologists.

Source: GOV.UK

Image credit: CNES 2018, Distribution Airbus DS - Image from UK-DMC2 satellite taken at 9am UK time on 27 June 2018.