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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

17 February 2017 - Sentinel-1 and 2 were used to produce this image comparison of Dubai, as seen in 2016. The images demonstrate what these Radar and Optical satellites of the Copernicus family can achieve.

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Doha, Qatar

14 February 2017 - This Landsat image comparison focuses on Doha, the capital city of Qatar. The Landsat 5 and 8 satellite images show that the city has experienced significant growth since 1994 and has also gained artificial islands on the coast.

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California fires

26 August 2016 - This Landsat 8 image comparison shows a wildfire raging through drought-parched canyons near Cajon Pass in Southern California, which has forced the mandatory evacuation of thousands of people.

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Fires at Fort McMurray, Canada

31 May 2016 - The massive fire in Alberta, Canada, continues to burn, affecting the 90,000 residents of the city of Fort McMurray. This Landsat 5 and 8 image comparison shows the situation at Fort McMurray two weeks after the fires began.

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The Earth Watching project started at the end of 1993 during an emergency in Germany caused by serious floods that lasted for several days in the Cologne - Bonn area.

We realised that during natural disasters, users and governmental authorities need data over the affected areas in very short timeframes, shorter than normal data delivery times, in order to co-ordinate rescue activities.

The Earth Watching project aim is not only to show natural disasters, but also to promote various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles. Some examples are shown in the change detection part of this website.

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In honour of the twenty year anniversary in 2004, our Landsat Showcase was created to present some of these images and show how some of the world's cities have changed and developed through the duration of the mission.

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