Conference Agenda

11th EARSeL SIG Workshop Forest Fires 2017

Date: Monday, 25/Sep/2017
9:00am
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9:30am
WL: Welcome Speeches
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
9:30am
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10:45am
PL 1: Remote Sensing for forest fires and climate change
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Dr. Chariton Kalaitzidis, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece
 

The ESA Climate Change Initiative

Pascal Lecomte

European Space Agency, United Kingdom


The combined use of Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 for burned area mapping

David Paul Roy

South Dakota State University, United States of America

11:00am
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12:45pm
S 1: Forest fires and climate change
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Vincent Gerard Ambrosia, NASA Applied Science Program, United States of America
 

Global Fire Impacts Assessment from Long Term Analysis of Burned Area Products

Emilio Chuvieco1, M. Lucrecia Pettinari1, Joshua Lizundia1, Aitor Bastarrika2, Ekhi Roteta2, Kevin Tansey3, Marc Padilla3, James Wheeler3, Jose Miguel Pereira4, Duarte Oom4, Manuel Campagnolo4, Thomas Storm5, Johannes Kaiser6, Angelika Heil6, Florent Mouillot7, Chao Yue8, Philippe Ciais8, Pierre Laurent8, Guido van der Werf9, Ioannis Bistinas9, Philip Lewis10, Jose Gómez Dans10, James Brennan10

1: Environmental Remote Sensing Research Group, University of Alcala, Spain; 2: University of the Basque Country, Spain; 3: Department of Geography, University of Leicester, United Kingdom; 4: Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; 5: Brockmann Consult, Germany; 6: Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany; 7: IRD, CEFE/CNRS, France; 8: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, LSCE/IPSL, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, France; 9: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 10: University College London, United Kingdom


Development of a Mid-term Fire Danger Index Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Ancillary Geographic Data

Alexandra Stefanidou1, Dimitris Stavrakoudis1, Thomas Katagis1, Eleni Dragozi4, Maria Tompoulidou2, Liountmila Stepanidou1, Grigoriadis Dionisis1, Ioannis Gitas1, Peter Dokukin3

1: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; 2: Greek Biotope-Wetland Centre (EKBY); 3: Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation; 4: Independent Scholar


Future Emissions from Canadian Wildland Fires

Michael Donald Flannigan1, Mike Wotton2, Ginny Marshall1

1: University of Alberta, Canada; 2: University of Toronto, Canada


Fuel Moisture Estimation using Optical, Thermal Infrared, and Radar Remote Sensing over North America Boreal Forests, South Africa Savannas and Canadian Grasslands

Brigitte Leblon

University of New Brunswick, Canada


Active fire retrieval from AVHRR imagery since 1985 for Europe – Potential and caveats of a heritage sensor

Helga Weber1,2, Stefan Wunderle1,2

1: Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland


Lightning As Driver Of Recent Large Fire Years In North American Boreal Forests

Sander Veraverbeke1,2, Ioannis Bistinas1, Brendan Rogers3, Mike Goulden2, Randi Jandt4, Charles Miller5, Elizabeth Wiggins2, James Randerson2

1: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 2: Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA; 3: Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, USA; 4: Alaska Fire Science Consortium, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA; 5: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA


Accuracy assessments of the MTBS continental 30m resolution burnt area product

Zhaoming Zhang, He Guojin, Tengfei Long, Mengmeng Wang, Yantao Guo, Guizhou Wang, Xiaomei Zhang, Xiaojie Cao

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, People's Republic of

2:15pm
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4:15pm
S 2: Opportunities with Sentinel missions for forest fire research
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Dr. George Mitri, University of Balamand, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
 

An Automatic Process Chain for Detecting Burn Scars Using Sentinel-2 Data

Michaela Bettinger, Sandro Martinis, Simon Plank

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany


Mapping plant abundance and phyto-sociability using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery

George Mitri1, Joseph Bechara2, Maya Nehme2, Abdo Nassar2

1: Institute of the Environment, University of Balamand, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic); 2: Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, Lebanon


Integration of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for mapping and characterizing burned areas in California

Daniela Stroppiana1, Pasquale Imperatore2, Fabiana Calò2, Antonio Pepe2, Luigi Boschetti3, Pietro Alessandro Brivio1, Riccardo Lanari2

1: Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council, Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy; 2: Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council, Via Diocleziano 328, 80124 Napoli, Italy; 3: Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139 Moscow, Idaho, USA


Towards a fully automated burned area mapping methodology based on Sentinel-2 imagery

Nikos G. Georgopoulos, Dimitris G. Stavrakoudis, Ioannis Z. Gitas

Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece


Sentinel-1 Based Algorithm to Detect Burned Areas

Miguel Ángel Belenguer-Plomer, Emilio Chuvieco, Mihai Andrei Tanase

University of Alcala, Spain


The Algorithms Behind The Burnt Scar Mapping Module of FireHub: A Scalable And Robust Approach For Multimodal Earth Observation Data

Charalampos Kontoes, Themistocles Herekakis, Ioannis Papoutsis, Emmanouela Ieronymidi, Sylvia Antoniadi

National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing, Greece


Use of Sentinel satellite data for fire damage assessment : a focus on Wildland Urban Interface.

Marielle Jappiot, Adeline Bellet, Christophe Bouillon, Fabien Guerra, Eric Maillé, Denis Morge

IRSTEA, France


Comparison of dNBR based forest fire severity mapping using Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2

Mustapha Lateb1, Chariton Kalaitzidis1, Ioannis Z. Gitas2

1: Department of Geoinformation in Environmental Management, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies / Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania; 2: Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

4:30pm
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6:00pm
S 3: Big data and time series for fire disturbance monitoring
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Dr. Nikos Koutsias, University of Patras, Greece
 

Mapping Small Fire Burn Scars in Africa using Sentinel-1 Interferometric SAR Coherence

James Wheeler1,5, Kevin Tansey1,5, Emilio Chuvieco2,5, Maria Lucrecia Pettinari2,5, Aitor Bastarrika3,5, Ekhi Roteta3,5, Sandra Lohberger4,5, Matthias Staengel4,5

1: University of Leicester, United Kingdom; 2: University of Alcala, Spain; 3: University of the Basque Country, Spain; 4: Remote Sensing Solutions Gmbh, Germany; 5: ESA Fire CCI Project


Increasing the Statistical Significance for MODIS Active Fire Hotspots in Portugal Using One-Class Support Vector Machines

Vikram Devi Eswaramoorthy1, Christian Strobl2, Christian Geiß2

1: Technical University of Munich (TUM), International Master in Cartography, 80333 Munich, Germany; 2: German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany


Analyzing Fire Behavior From Space Using Medium and High Resolution Infared Sensors

Gernot Rücker1, Joachim Tiemann1, David Leimbach1, Veerachai Tanpipat2, Eckehard Lorenz3

1: ZEBRIS GbR, Germany; 2: Independent Consultant, Thailand; 3: DLR e.V., Germany


EXcellence Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (EXCELSIOR) for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: the establishment of EO hub for data, products and services

Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis1, Harry Kontoes2, Gunter Schreier3, George Komodromos4, Albert Albert Ansmann5, Rodanthi Mammouri1, Kyriacos Themistocelous1, Silas Michaelides1, Argyro Nisantzi1, Christiana Papoutsa1, Christodoulos Mettas1, Marios Tzouvaras1, Kyriacos Neocleous1, Dimitris Kouhartsiouk1, Andreas Christofe1, Evagoras Evagorou1, Milto Miltiadous1, Athos Agapiou1, Vincent Ambrosia6

1: Cyprus University of Technology, Eratosthenes Research Centre, Department of Civil Engineering, Lemesos, Cyprus; 2: National Observatory of Athens; 3: German Aerospace Center (DLR),; 4: Department of Electronic Communications, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Cyprus; 5: Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany; 6: NASA Applied Science Program, USA


Date: Tuesday, 26/Sep/2017
9:00am
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10:30am
PL 2: Operational tools for wildfire monitoring
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Prof. Michael Donald Flannigan, University of Alberta, Canada
 

Wildfire Applications at NASA and extension of GEO-GWIS Support

Vincent Gerard Ambrosia

NASA Applied Science Program, United States of America


Towards the global monitoring of wildfires: The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS)

Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

10:45am
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12:45pm
S 4: Forest fire detection and monitoring on multiple scales
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Dr. Luigi Boschetti, University of Idaho, United States of America
 

Wild Fire Mapping Using FireBIRD Data

Christian Fischer1, Eckehard Lorenz1, Thomas Säuberlich1, Winfried Halle1, Christian Strobl2, Doris Klein2, Gernot Rücker3

1: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Optical Sensor Systems; 2: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Earth Observation Center; 3: ZEBRIS Consulting


Forest Firefighting Management Concepts based on Near Real-Time Aerial Support Strategies

Alexander Almer1, Roland Perko1, Thomas Schnabel1, Sabine Lukas1, Richard Feischl2, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler3, Armin Köfler1

1: JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria; 2: IFR Consultant Security-Safety & Disastermanagement, Austria; 3: Knowledge Technologies Institute University of Technology Graz, AUSTRIA


Sample Allocation And Stratification For Validations Of Global Burned Area Products

Marc Padilla1, Pontus Olofsson2, Stephen V. Stehman3, Kevin Tansey1, Emilio Chuvieco4

1: University of Leicester, United Kingdom; 2: Boston University, USA; 3: State University of New York, USA; 4: Universidad de Alcalá, Spain


Improving the Spatial Resolution of Active Fire Detections From Geostationary Satellites

Chathura Wickramasinghe, Luke Wallace, Karin Reinke, Bryan Hally, Simon Jones

School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


FireBIRD data for fire detection and characterization - examples and data access

Doris Klein1, Rudolf Richter2, Christian Strobl1, Michael Nolde1, Alexander Mager1, Simon Plank1, Christian Fischer3, Olaf Frauenberger1, Eckehard Lorenz3, Winfried Halle3

1: German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; 2: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Remote Sensing Technology (IMF), 82234 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; 3: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Optical Sensor Systems (OS), Berlin, Germany


Automated burned scar mapping method using a single post-fire Landsat image and MODIS active fire product

Tengfei Long, Zhaoming Zhang, Guojin He, Weili Jiao, Xiaomei Zhang

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, China, People's Republic of


Validation and upgrade of TET-1 Data Products using the volcano Lascar as normative Reference

Eckehard Lorenz

DLR, Germany

2:15pm
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3:30pm
S 5: Improved capabilities with large-volume fire data sets
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Prof. Simon Jones, RMIT University, Australia
 

Single-polarized, Multi-polarized, and Polarimetric Radar Image Processing for Fire Management Applications

Brigitte Leblon

University of New Brunswick, Canada


Application of Level Set Methods for burned area mapping and evaluation against DLR’s TET-1 hotspot data – a case study in Portugal

Michael Nolde1, Simon Plank1, Christian Strobl1, Doris Klein1, Christian Fischer2, Themistocles Herekakis3, Ioannis Papoutsis3, Charalampos Kontoes3

1: German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD); 2: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institut für optische Sensorsysteme (IOS); 3: National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS)


Assessment of the Performance of the Broad Area Training Method to Detect Fires in Varied Locations and Landscapes Throughout the Asia-Pacific

Bryan Hally1,2,3, Luke Wallace1,2, Simon Jones1,2, Chathura Wickramasinghe1,2, Karin Reinke1,2

1: School of Science, RMIT University, Australia; 2: Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia; 3: Faculty for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


Best Practices for Burnt Area Algorithms

James Brennan1,2, Philip Lewis1,2, Mathias Disney1,2, Jose Gómez-Dans1,2

1: Department of Geography, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; 2: NERC National Center for Earth Observation, UK


Validation of the MODIS Collection 6 MCD64 Global Burned Area Product

Luigi Boschetti1, David Roy2, Louis Giglio3, Michael Humber3, Sanath Kumar4, Maria Zubkova1, Andrea Melchiorre1, Lian-Zhi Huo1, Haiyan Huang2

1: University of Idaho, United States of America; 2: South Dakota State University, United States of America; 3: University of Maryland, United States of America; 4: New Mexico State University, United States of America

4:15pm
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5:15pm
S 6: Methods of modelling post-fire vegetation trends
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Dr. Sander Veraverbeke, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, The
 

Fire Risk Assesment, Burned Area Calculation And Post - Fire Vegetation Regrowth In The Island of Euboea, Greece

Alexandros Athanasios Voukenas1, Georgia Doxani2

1: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; 2: European Space Agency


Trend Analysis of Post-fire Vegetation in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Rutherford Vance Platt

Gettysburg College, United States of America


Modeling post-fire recovery rates in Mediterranean ecosystems in Spain: influence of fire severity, post-fire climate and site conditions.

Susana Martínez, Emilio Chuvieco, Inmaculada Aguado, Javier Salas

UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA DE HENARES, Spain


Monitoring of reforestation on burnt areas in Mari El using Landsat time series

Eldar Kurbanov, Oleg Vorobev

Volga State University of Technology, Russian Federation

5:15pm
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6:00pm
OD: Open Discussion / Workshop Conclusions / Next workshop location
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
Chair: Prof. Ioannis Gitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece