The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate Adaptation and Wildfire Detection, Monitoring, and Mitigation

In some areas, fire seasons are getting longer, and droughts are becoming more frequent and severe. This July, NASA ARSET is offering an online training focused on satellite remote sensing tools useful for local fire managers. Participants will learn how to identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, and calculate burn severity.

When: Thursday, 12 July and 17 July (please only register for one daily session)
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: This webinar is free and open but you must register here.

Certain regions are experiencing longer fire seasons, with more frequent and severe droughts. Wildfire detection, monitoring, and mitigation is increasingly important in these regions. Satellite remote sensing data is useful for identifying active fires, evaluating burned areas, and assessing fire emissions. This advanced, open, online training will highlight tools useful for local fire managers. Presentations and exercises will introduce participants to tools to identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, and calculate burn severity.

By the end of the training, attendees will be able to identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, calculate burn severity, and use the QGIS FMT to enter fire information and order imagery.