Forest Fire

Virtual technical advisory support to Honduras

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Wed, 22/07/2020 to Tue, 22/12/2020

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UN-SPIDER held six webinars and discussion sessions with staff at the Forest Conservation Institute of the Ministry of Environment and staff at the national office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in order to raise awareness of novel satellite technologies and products for monitoring forest fires. Participants took note of the UN-SPIDER recommended practice on burn severity mapping, the capacity of the Sentinel-5P satellite to monitor smoke dispersion in the atmosphere and a procedure developed in Colombia for assessing the susceptibility of vegetation to forest fires.

As a follow-up, UN-SPIDER will provide technical advisory support to the Forest Conservation Institute through the creation of a 20-year database of forest fires (2000–2020), the modelling of the susceptibility of vegetation to forest fires in two geographical areas identified by the Institute and dedicated training on the use of these novel applications.

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UN-SPIDER contributes to virtual training on the use of Google Earth Engine for forest fire management

In recent years, various regions of the world have been experiencing severe forest fires which, in some cases, are triggering major losses.

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Mon, 04/01/2021 - 10:13

UN-SPIDER Updates July 2020

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Mon, 03/08/2020
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UN-SPIDER and CEPREDENAC raise awareness about space-based products for monitoring 2020 forest fire season in Honduras

Screenshot of visualizing CO emissions from forest fires in Honduras using data from the Sentinel-5P satellite and Sentinel Hub EO Browser.

On 22 July 2020, UN-SPIDER and the Central American Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC) joined forces to conduct a webinar on the use of novel space-based products and services to monitor forest fires that took place during the spring of 2020 in Honduras.

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Mon, 27/07/2020 - 17:43

UN-SPIDER conduct webinar on role of satellites for forest fire management

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured the fires over Borneo on 13 September 2019. Image: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

The head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn office and a visiting scientist from the Universidad Católica de Manizales conducted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Satellite Products and Services for the Management of Forest Fires” on 10 June. The aim of this webinar was to facilitate the use of space-based information for disaster management and emergency response, in particular to monitor and forecast forest fires.

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Mon, 08/06/2020 - 15:32

UN-SPIDER webinar showcases methods to map burn severity after forest fire

Fire burning in northern New Mexico captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 in June 2013. Image: NASA.

At the end of April and the beginning of May 2020, Peten, the northern province or department of Guatemala, experienced severe forest fires that forced Guatemala’s National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) to request the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters to map the geographical extent of the fires.

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Introduction to Satellite Products and Services for the Management of Forest Fires

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured the fires over Borneo on 13 September 2019. Image: Copernicus

The head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn office and a visiting scientist from the Universidad Católica de Manizales will conduct a webinar entitled “Introduction to Satellite Products and Services for the Management of Forest Fires” (in Spanish). The aim of this webinar is to facilitate the use of space-based information for disaster management and emergency response, in particular to monitor and forecast forest fires.

The recording of the webinar is available online.

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10/06/2020

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UN-SPIDER, Red Latinoamericana de Teledetección e Incendios Forestales (Redlatif), Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN)

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The Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fires (Global EWS)

The fire danger indicators currently presented on the Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fires are components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System and are accessible through the website of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). The Global EWS provides 1-7 day forecasted FWI System data based on the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System.

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Burned area mapping with Sentinel-2

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Out of control wildfires cause extreme long-term damage to the environment, wildlife, flora and property every year. Sentinel-2 imagery provides an accurate post-event analysis of wildfire extents since small areas can be detected and assessed, while at the same time reducing the need for ground surveys on often difficult terrain. In addition, the information obtained can be used to carry out risk assessments of affected and surrounding areas and Sentinel-2 data collected over time can be used to monitor environmental recovery, especially in relation to agriculture and forestry.

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Active Fire Detection with Sentinel-3

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This webinar provides the basics of image processing for active fire detection. It demonstrates how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. The ESA-SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox will be employed to demonstrate the methodology to map active wild fires.

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07/11/2018

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Wed, 07/11/2018

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