13th EARSeL Workshop on Forest Fires



Organisation: EARSeL

Wildfires are attracting significant attention from both the public and the local managers for their increasing impacts on the biosphere. In the recent years, we have witnessed a large number of extreme fire events all around the globe: Hawaii, California, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, that have significant impacts on both the environment and humans.

The EARSeL Forest Fires Special Interest Group (FF SIG) was created in 1995 and fosters interaction among scientists and managers who are interested in using remotely sensed data and techniques to improve the traditional methods for fire monitoring. 

The Special Interest Group is chaired by Dr. Daniela Stroppiana from the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR), Italy, who welcomes scientists, researchers, managers, experts, sponsors interested in the thematic field of fires to the FF SIG Workshop.

Conference overview

The Forest Fire workshop is a bi-annual appointment that gathers together scientists and managers in the field of wildfire monitoring and specifically addressing the use of Earth Observation data.

The workshop is organized over two days with plenary oral and poster sessions. Contributions in either of the two forms are more than welcome. All submitted abstracts will undergo revision by the scientific committee.

Workshop topics

  • Earth Observation (EO) regional and global algorithms and products
  • Multi-scale and multi-sensor approach for fire monitoring and mapping
  • Integration of SAR & Optical data
  • Burned areas, active fires, fire radiative power, burn severity
  • Fire risk, fire danger
  • Modelling and assessment of fire and climate relationship (impacts on the atmosphere, fire emissions, impacts of climate change on fire regimes, fuel consumption)
  • Modelling and monitoring fuel characteristics and conditions
  • Post-fire monitoring of vegetation regrowth and vegetation regeneration
  • Validation and accuracy assessment of EO products