Research to Operations (R2O) workshop: Using Remotely Sensed Data in Fire and Resource Management


Join Remotely

The NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) will convene their 8th Science Team Meeting May 9-12 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in person, with plans for some virtual participation. AFSC is working with ABoVE to organize an associated hands-on workshop on using remotely sensed data and products in operational and decision-making settings on May 12-13. Note that these events were originally planned for May 2020.

The workshop will be a great opportunity for researchers and managers to work directly together to follow up on the progress made by the 2017 AFSC remote sensing workshop and its report and explore the use of promising research products in a management context. ABoVE has a helpful online web portal to its data products. The ABoVE domain includes most of Alaska and western Canada, and we hope the workshop will include our Canadian colleagues. 

Updated agenda attached below

2017 AFSC remote sensing workshop materials, including final report and recorded presentations

Additional background information from previous AFSC presentations:

Remote Sensing of Wildland Fire

Division of Forestry- Fuel Reduction & Wildfire

GIS and Alaska Known Sites Update

Using the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Maps and Dashboards

Polar Satellite Data from Direct Broadcast in Action in Alaska

Alaska Fire and Fuels: A Data and Display Solution

A Guide to Alaska-specific Data Resources Available for Fire Behavior Modeling

Mapping Fire Emissions: A review of the Wildland Fire Emissions Inventory System and Explanation of Recent Updates

Resiliency and vulnerability of boreal forest habitat to the interaction of climate and fire disturbance

Summary of the USFS–NASA joint applications workshop on satellite data for natural resource management

Wildland fire behavior: modeling ignition, spread, intensity, and type


Organizing Committee 
Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michigan Tech
Mitch Burgard, AFSC
Scott Goetz, N Arizona U
Zav Grabinski, AFSC
Liz Hoy, NASA
Randi Jandt, AFSC
Jennifer Jenkins, BLM
Tatiana Loboda, U Maryland
Matt Macander, ABR Inc
Chris Potter, NASA
Brendan Rogers, Woodwell Climate Research Center
Eric Stevens, AICC
Sander Veraverbeke, Vrije U Amsterdam
Alison York, AFSC

Location: Murie Auditorium, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: 2090 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks (get directions)

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May 12, 2022 1:00 pm to May 13, 2022 5:00 pm

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