MDA’s Flood Monitoring capability enables local, regional and federal agencies to rapidly assess the impact of floods in areas ranging in size from cities to entire states. Using RADARSAT-2’s unique wide-area imaging capabilities, MDA can deliver accurate GIS-ready flood maps within hours of an emergency, regardless of weather conditions. Flood maps showing the location and extent of flooding are updated regularly as the disaster occurs, giving disaster relief agencies the information needed to effectively respond to the threat.
Flying hundreds of kilometers above the weather and capable of imaging directly through cloud, RADARSAT-2 is the “eye in the sky” providing critical information for disaster response teams around the world.
MDA FloodWatch is a subscription-based service that provides regular, weekly coverage of key areas during flood season, and the option to order additional emergency coverage when floods occur. MDA FloodWatch customers benefit from assured access to up-to-date information in an easy to use GIS format.