Juno Radio helps NASA to deliver fires alerts in Near Real-Time (NRT) to the most remote locations on Earth that have no access to internet. The good old radio is back!
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Juno Radio helps NASA to deliver fires alerts in Near Real-Time (NRT) to the most remote locations on Earth that have no access to internet. The good old radio is back!
Juno Radio is a combination of an old technology ( the good old radio ) with NASA's satellite Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data alerts.

Based on the FIRMS , that distributes Near Real-Time (NRT) active fire data within 3 hours of satellite overpass from both MODIS and VIIRS Algorithm 375 m Active Fire, we have been able to aggregate and transmit the fire coordinates of a fire primary location to places that have no internet connection.

This was only possible since AM radio stations have a large reach, and by law (in Brazil: LEI Nº 4.117) are obligated to transmit emergency alerts to their audience.

To make sure this technology is available to a lot of people, both software and hardware are open source (https://github.com/orgs/JunoRadio) and we made sure to use cheap electronic components to make the hardware also accessible to every fight fighter, everywhere.
Our team know that the work has just started and we identify these as our next steps:

- Run a pilot program with Boticario Foundation at Serra do Tombador Reserve, 9.000 hectares Cerrado forest, that has its fire season from may to november.

- Find a data base available with AM radio stations phone numbers and emails

- Find a data base of rescue teams and firefighters of Parana State that monitor isolated and remote forests.

- Document the DIY manual of the Radio Juno and engage volunteers to build and distribute JUNE Radios to areas of high incidents of fire trough the dry season (may to November)
NASA Space Apps "Challenge accepted"!
Build a fire-monitoring and crowdsourcing tool that will allow local fire managers to respond to wildfires.
https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/warning-danger-ahead/and-you-can-help-fight-fires/details