Earth Observation Products for Wildfires Monitoring and Forecast is co-organized by EUMETSAT, ECMWF, EC JRC, the Atmospheric Composition and Land-Surface Analysis EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities and Pyrolife.
This three-day hybrid workshop aims to:
- discover and train on existing and new earth observation products;
- learn from national services' activities and users' networks;
- discuss needs and priorities for a better user guidance and preparation.
It builds on previous editions with updates from users, data provides and services and a new focus on:
(1) showcasing new data and products from satellite missions and Copernicus services;
(2) reporting on specific events in 2021/2022 and the workflow from data collection to fire management;
(3) analysing climate impact and emission estimations; fitness-for-purpose and data uncertainty usage/communication.
How to join
Participation can be either online or onsite, at IPMA, in Lisbon. Online attendance is open to all interested participants for all the sessions in the workshop.
>> Join the online sessions on Zoom at this link
18 October at 14:00 (Lisbon time - 13:00 UTC)
19 October at 09:00 (Lisbon time - 08:00 UTC)
20 October at 09:00 (Lisbon time - 08:00 UTC)
Attendance at IPMA premises is restricted to a maximum of 25 participants.
Selected participants for the onsite attendance have been notified.
We will be using Slido to support discussions and interactions: event code is #Wildfires22.
A .pdf version of the program is available here. All times are local, UTC+1.
Presentations and recordings
Day 1 - 18 October
Existing and future products
- EUMETSAT programs and usability for wildfire monitoring, F. Fierli, EUMETSAT
- LSA SAF for wildfire forecast and monitoring, C. Gouveia, LSA SAF
- Atmospheric observations for wildfire monitoring, A.M. Sundstroem, FMI
- Satellite observations for wildfires and air quality monitoring and forecasting, S. Kondragunta and I. Csiszar, NOAA (coming soon)
- Monitoring wildfires and smoke in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service M. Parrington, ECMWF
- Wildfire monitoring in the European Forecast Fire Information System (EFFIS), J. San-Miguel, EFFIS (coming soon)
Day 2 - 19 October
Monitoring and fire management services I
- Meteorological and satellite data applied to operational fire management in Portugal, F. Silva, Portuguese Civil Protection
- Sweden’s Implementation of the VIIRS 375m Active Fire Algorithm: Evaluation Results from 2022, M. Letalick, SMHI
- Fire Detection - Monitoring: validation and application process during 2020-2021 wildfire period over Greece, I. Matsangouras, HNMS
- Operational Forest Fires products and assessment to Civil Protection Authorities in Spain, J. Rey, AEMET
- Exploiting Sentinel 2 data to shift from fire danger to fire risk prediction, P. Fiorucci, CIMA Foundation
- Early warning services and climate impact analyses in support to wildfire management in SEE region, J. Stoyanova, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgaria
European-wide networks on Fire Management
- The Fire Group experience on ARISTOTLE-eENHSP, C. Gouveia, LSA SAF
- PyroLife - Innovative training network, F. Newman-Thacker, PyroLife
- Fire analysis expertise across Europe: state-of-the-art and opportunities, N. Prat and H. Alfaro, Pau Costa Foundation
- Research Contribution for Fire Management Networking: the case of FirEUrisk Project, X. Viegas, University of Coimbra (coming soon)
- The FIRE-RES project: overview of innovations and end-users needs in the field of remote sensing and wildfires, A. Duane, FIRE-RES
- Tailoring the LSA-SAF Fire Risk Map product to the needs of fire management and firefighting in Portugal, C. da Camara, LSA-SAF, Lisbon University
Day 3 - 20 October
Monitoring and fire management services II
- The fully automated service of burned areas mapping in Italy based on Sentinel-2 and ancillary data, S. Puca, L. Pulvirenti, Italian Civil Protection
- Wildfire hazard predictions and fire management in Estonia: today’s practice, recent development project and prospective for future, T. Oja, University of Tartu
- Fire management services for operational, tactical, and strategic decision-making, D. Spano, CMCC
The global dimension and wrap-up
- Global aspects and future development of CAMS products for wildfire emissions monitoring, M. Parrington, ECMWF
- Global and continental burned area datasets from the ESA FireCCI project, E. Chuvieco, University of Alcala
- Fire emissions from EO data - methods and limitation, M. Wooster, Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society, King's College London
We invite participants to share their posters ahead of the Workshop on Padlet