Wildland fires pose a serious threat to human health and property. At this in-person training, participants will learn how to use NASA Earth observations to evaluate potential fire risk, monitor fire behavior in near real-time, and assess post-fire effects. Held in conjunction with the Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science Workshop, this training will include lectures and hands-on exercises. Instructors from the ARSET program and the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) will cover remotely sensed data relevant to wildland fire management, including Landsat, MODIS, GOES, and SMAP, as well as online tools, such as Worldview and the Fire Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS).
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
Complete Sessions 1 and 2A of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, or equivalent experience
Local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in assessing wildland fire activity using satellite imagery. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.