12th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop
“New Trends in Forest Fire Research Incorporating Big Data and Climate Change Modeling”

 3-5 October 2019 | Frascati, Italy

Earth Observation technologies have been long considered as a key tool for fire data science, modelling, management, and monitoring. Earth Observation is of unparalleled importance for monitoring the effects of climate change, degradation, fire occurrence, dynamic modelling of fuel structure and fuel moisture models, fire disturbance monitoring at various spatio-temporal scales.

Recently, the availability of new sensors from satellite, aerial, drone, and ground along with the free access to large archives of satellite has opened new perspective in both fire science and applications. Moreover, the most recent developments in computer technology and data processing techniques enable advanced Modelling tools and data assimilation schemes, expected to significantly support fire science and operational applications.

The workshop will bring together experts in remote sensing, forest managers, researchers, local governments and global organizations to address the key strategic issues of fire data science, modelling, management, and monitoring.

The thematic sessions will include presentations and poster on the use of historical archives and data delivered by the most recent satellite missions, employing big data and time-series for:

  • Dynamic modelling fire occurrence, fuel structure and fuel moisture models
  • Application of image processing techniques and machine learning to support fire management
  • Integration of satellite, airborne, and field sensor for wildfire management
  • Fire detection and monitoring on multiple scales
  • Fire behaviour and fire impacts
  • Burned area, severity estimation and ecological impacts,
  • Fuel consumption and fuel load estimation
  • Laboratory and field studies of fire and post-fire residues
  • Fire emissions estimation and air quality monitoring
  • wildfire impacts and post-fire treatments.
  • Exploitation of Big Earth Data and satellite time-series for fire disturbance monitoring
  • Studies on the impact of climate change on forest fires occurrence and severity;
  • Contribution of Sentinel missions on forest fire research;
  • Improved methods of modelling post-fire vegetation trends;
  • Modelling and Monitoring post fire vegetation recovery

Workshop website

Important dates:

 Abstract submission:             10 July 2019 (originally 30 June 2019)

 Notification of acceptance:       15 July 2019

 Programme:                            15 August 2019

Selected paper will be included in the special issue of “Remote Sensing of forest fire: Data, Science and Operational Applications” of Remote Sensing (impact factor 3.480) see:
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