Did you know the United Nations (UN) has a space fleet ready for disasters? The UN doesn’t really run the constellation, but there’s a signed charter, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, which has about 23 members involved with it. Some United States organizations are members, such as DigitalGlobe (hence Tomnod), National Oceanic and […]Read More United Nations has a space fleet?
At least you can help find the interesting things with this website: Tomnod. Right now, Tomnod has images of the Philippines and other super typhoon affected countries, from DigitalGlobe’s imagery collections that were taken from their satellites’ payload as they happened to zoom overhead. Tomnod’s is an old idea applied to imagery: crowdsourcing. Let people […]Read More You can sit in a chair at home and help the Philippines
The NBCNews.com website posted an article with a few pictures taken from different satellites of the Haiyan Super Typhoon. And the Washington Post has managed to one-up NBC News with a lot more typhoon images from more satellites. Such images are helping thousands of people. There’s a lot of information out there regarding this typhoon, […]Read More Why Space Really Matters: following the Haiyan Super Typhoon