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New Sensor Highlight: ECOSTRESS

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This webinar will focus on a NASA instrument that was launched and installed on the International Space Station in summer 2018. Designed to study terrestrial ecosystems and plant water stress from the ISS, ECOSTRESS can also be used to better understand crop health, volcanoes, urban heat, wildland fires, coastal systems, and much more. 

The primary science and applications mission of ECOSTRESS is to address three critical questions around vegetation health and agriculture:

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20/11/2019

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Thu, 14/11/2019

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NASA ARSET

 

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High-resolution satellite images show more wildfire in Africa than expected

Sentinel-2 image shows burnscars near Cape Town, South Africa. The false-colour image shows burnt areas in dark greys and browns, and areas covered with vegetation in red.Image: ESA/ CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

Using imagery of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, researchers from Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany have discovered that more areas in Sub-Saharan Africa are affected by wildfire than previously estimated.

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Mon, 18/02/2019 - 12:42

Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

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Land cover changes can impact many areas of life. These changes can affect deforestation, ecological communities, wildfire extent, and urban growth.

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Space-based applications driving fire early warning and monitoring systems

Wildfires in Greece near Kineta captured by the Sentinel 2 satellite on 23 July. Image: Copernicus.

The summer of 2018 has seen several severe wildfires across Europe and the world.

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Mon, 30/07/2018 - 14:56

European Union launches latest Earth observation satellite able to track disasters

An image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 28 September 2016 showing wildfires in the Russian Federation. Image: ESA/CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The European Union’s latest

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Thu, 26/04/2018 - 13:53

International Charter activated for wildfires in Montenegro

Montenegro faced a series of wildfires along the Adriatic coast in July 2017 due to the hot summer temperature and dry weather. Hundreds of tourists and residents have been evacuated from the Lustica peninsula.

Strong winds accompanying the hot summer and arid conditions fueled the fires to spread across Lustica peninsula and threatening the towns of Herceg Novi, Tivat and the capital Podgorica.

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Wed, 26/07/2017 - 14:16

UN-SPIDER publishes novel Recommended Practice to assess burn severity following wildfires

Burn Severity Map obtained from NBR showing the aftermath of the January 2017 wildfire in the town of Empedrado, situated in the Maule region of Chile

UN-SPIDER has recently developed a novel recommended practice to help contribute in the assessment of areas affected by wildfires. The innovative methodology was cultivated by members of the UN-SPIDER Bonn team, and seeks to assist in both combating and monitoring wildfire incidents by examining post-fire burn severity images.

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Thu, 27/04/2017 - 12:19

Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR)

Fire Intensity versus Burn Severity

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Erskine Fire Affecting California

Satellite image Erskine Fire. NASA Earth Observatory, image courtesy of Jesse Allen, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership

A wildfire called Erskine started on 23 June 2016 in California due to an unknown cause. It burnt 18,368 hectares of forest and 250 structures in the southwest of the United-States, causing the death of two people.

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Wed, 29/06/2016 - 13:02

University of Arkansas: Developing a decision support system for mudslide risk

NASA satellites captures images of the California wildfires

USD 1.14 million in funding was granted to the University of Arkansas in order to create a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The system will be based on remote-sensing technologies.

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Wed, 22/10/2014 - 09:08

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