By equipping satellites with infrared sensors, we’ll be able to measure the energy emitted by wildfires to determine their intensity and rate of spread. This data can inform critical decision-making and will help protect nearby communities, the environment and our natural resources.
- 7,500 – The number of wildfires in Canada each year
- 2.5 million hectares – The area of forest that is destroyed yearly by wildfires in Canada
- 3% - The percentage of wildfires that burn uncontrolled and account for 97% of the yearly damage
- $1 billion – The average yearly cost of fighting wildfires in Canada