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


AFSC is working with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to organize a hands-on workshop on using their data and products in operational and decision-making settings. The workshop will be coordinated with the 6th ABoVE Science Team Meeting in Fairbanks, May 11-14, 2020, with the workshop starting after lunch on Thursday, May 14, and continuing all day Friday, May 15. Managers are welcome to attend the Science Team Meeting as well.

This 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 the workshop will include our Canadian colleagues. Please let AFSC coordinator Alison York ( know if you are interested in participating, and we will share more information as we have it. 


Registration will be available soon on the ABoVE STM site.


Background information from previous AFSC presentations:

Remote Sensing of Wildland Fire

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

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


Workshop organizing committee
Kristin Bill, U Guelph
Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michigan Tech
Scott Goetz, N Arizona U
Zav Grabinski, AFSC
Peter Griffith, NASA
Emilia Grzesik, UAF
Liz Hoy, NASA
Randi Jandt, AFSC
Jennifer Jenkins, BLM
Tatiana Loboda, U Maryland
Matt Macander, ABR Inc
Chris Potter, NASA
Brendan Rogers, Woods Hole Research Center
Lisa Saperstein, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Maria Sharpe, Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre
Danielle Stickman, Western AK LCC
Dan Thompson, Canadian Forest Service
Sander Veraverbeke, Vrije U Amsterdam
Ellen Whitman, Canadian Forest Service
Alison York, AFSC
Robert Ziel, AFSC

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


May 14, 2020 1:00 pm to May 15, 2020 5:00 pm

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