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Some rescue teams in Turkey are using Finder technology to find survivors under rubble, a system owned and provided by NASA to help find earthquake survivors.

She saidNASAFINDER is an agency technology that can detect people trapped under rubble and is the brainchild of SpecOps Group Inc of Sarasota, Florida.

And she stated that in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and western Syria on February 6, NASA is working to share its aerial and space-based data in a way that can help rescuers and rescuers. in the region. , as well as improve its ability to simulate such events. And he predicted it.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said: “NASA’s hearts and minds are with those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. NASA is our eyes in the sky. Our team of experts is hard at work to provide valuable insights from our Earth Observation Fleet.”

“NASA takes its commitment to open science and broad access to information seriously,” said Lori Schultz, NASA’s disaster management coordinator.

The agency says it uses scenes collected before and after an earthquake to create a damage map that compares radar images before and after a particular event to see how the landscape has changed.

In addition to assessing damage, NASA scientists are using space-based and ground-based observations to improve the agency’s ability to understand relevant events that followed the original disaster, the agency said.

Images taken before and after the quake were used by a team of scientists from the Earth Observatory in Singapore and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to create a so-called damage proxy map for Turkey.

These maps compare radar images before and after a particular event to see how the landscape has changed. NASA’s Applied Earth Sciences Disaster Management Program field staff, as well as national and international staff, make these maps available to a wide range of organizations such as US public service. California Seismic Safety Department and Commission, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief Service, and World Bank.

In addition to damage assessment, NASA scientists use space and ground-based observations to improve the agency’s ability to understand relevant events that stem from the original disaster.

And NASA has previously released satellite imagery showing the massive destruction left by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and compared it to the earthquake that destroyed the city of San Francisco in 1906.

Source: NASA.

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