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  • Advanced Webinar: Techniques for Wildfire Detection and Monitoring National Aeronautics and Space Administration


    Date: 12 - 19 Jul 2018
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Advanced Webinar: Techniques for Wildfire Detection and Monitoring

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Type: Training Course Date: 12 - 19 Jul 2018 Location: Online event

Certain areas 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 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.

Course Date and Time

Thursdays, July 12 and July 19, 2018. There are 2 identical sessions provided twice per day to accommodate an international audience. 10:00-12:00 and 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4)

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, and calculate burn severity
  • Use the QGIS FMT to enter fire information and order imagery

Intended Audience

This training is primarily intended for local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations  involved in wildfire management.

Registration

This webinar is free and open but you must register. Please only register for one of the daily sessions.

Event website: https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/land/webinars/adv-wildfire-2018



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