Advanced Webinar: Techniques for Wildfire Detection and Monitoring

NASA ARSET Wildfire Course

The training date is in the past. However, videos and resources of the training can be accessed here.

With more frequent and severe droughts, certain areas are experiencing longer fire seasons. 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.

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


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