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Advanced Webinar: Techniques for Wildfire Detection and Monitoring

12 - and 19 July 2018

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Course Overview: 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, visualise fire emissions, and calculate burn severity.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays, on 12 and 19 July 2018, at 10:00-12:00 and 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

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