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Spotting fires from space helps India’s foresters

7 Nov 2017, WB

An international workshop was organized to address the management of forest fires in India. The event included discussions on technology being used to alert foresters to fires. In remote areas where forest fires can go undetected for hours or even days, satellite sensors allow heat and smoke detection from space and enabling quick containment of fires.




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