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GOFC Fire Implementation Team Meeting, 2016, Chile

Fire Chile


Objectives:The GOFC-GOLD-Fire Mapping and Monitoring Theme is aimed at refining and articulating the international observation requirements and making the best possible use of fire products from the existing and future satellite observing systems, for fire management, policy decision-making and global change research. GOFC-GOLD is promoting self-organized regional networks of data users, data brokers and providers, where closer linkages and collaborations are established with emphasis on an improved understanding of user requirements and product quality. GOFC-GOLD-Fire is pursuing, in a joint effort with the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) Land Product Validation (LPV) subgroup, the coordinated validation of fire products by standardized protocols.

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GOFC-Fire Implementation Team (IT) meeting took place during the Forestsat, 2016 conference during 15-16-17th November, 2016.

The purpose of the meeting was to review the current progress, recent developments and future prospects of satellite based fire monitoring and science for forest/natural resource management and other applications. This was accomplished by reviewing recent progress in the various themes established by the GOFC-GOLD Fire IT and by discussing strategies towards specific objectives:

  1. Active fires and burnt area characterization from polar and geostationary satellite data;
  2. Calibration and validation of satellite fire products;
  3. Global geostationary network and fire products;
  4. Fire observations from new satellite instruments – algorithms and refinements;
  5. Fire radiative energy products from polar and geostationary data;
  6. Global fire early warning system;
  7. Fire management with focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation activities;
  8. Satellite fire data outreach, dissemination and activities –requirements and challenges.

Fire Session Dates:

Fire Sessions took place during the Forestsat meeting:

-November 15th - Full day GOFC-Fire-IT session (invited participants only)
-November 16th - Full day Global Wildland Fire Information Systems (GWIS) Session (Invited participants only)
-November 17th - half day afternoon session - "Characterization of Fire Regimes and Impacts". Chairs: Dr.Chris Justice and Dr. Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz (open session).


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Day 1, November 15th, 2016

10:00 GOFC-GOLD Fire Program and Meeting Objectives – Chris Justice (U. of Maryland, USA) [Presentation]

10:20 Updates on Suomi-NPP, JPSS and GOES-R Fire Data Products - Ivan Csiszar(NOAA, USA) [Presentation]

10:40 VIIRS (and Landsat-class) Active Fire Data Products – Wilfrid Schroeder (U. of Maryland, USA) [Presentation]

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 NASA MODIS and VIIRS Burned Area Products Update - Louis Giglio (U. of Maryland, USA) [Presentation]

11:50 ESA Fire-CCI Burnt Area Product Updates – Emilio Chuvieco (U. de Alcalá, Spain) [Presentation]

12:10 Update on European Satellite: Fire Capabilities – Martin Wooster (Kings College London, UK) [Presentation]

12:30 GCOS ECV Fire Update – Kevin Tansey (U. of Leicester, UK) [Presentation]

12:50 UN-REDD Fire‐GOFC source book /CEOS LPV Updates – Luigi Boschetti (U. of Idaho, USA)

1:10 Lunch Break

2:30 Fire Research at Canadian Forest Service – Tim Lynham and Josh Johnston(Canadian Forest Service, Canada) [Presentation]

2:50 AFIS and SAFNET Updates – Philip Frost (CSIR, South Africa) [Presentation]

3:10 REDLATIF (Latin America) Update – Jesus Anaya (Columbia U)/Alberto Setzer (INPE, Brazil) [Presentation]

3:30 The Greek National Observatory of Forest Fires services and their adoption potential in the Balkan region - Balkan Network Update - Ionnis Gitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece)[Presentation]

3:50 Land Atmospheric Interactions in Asia and SEARRIN Update – Krishna Vadrevu (NASA MSFC,USA) [Presentation]

4:10 Tea Break

4:40 The Future of GOFC-GOLD Program and Management Structure – Discussion Session.

6:00 Adjourn

Day 2, November 16th, 2016

10:00 Overview of the Global Wildfire Information System – Jesus San-Miguel-Ayanz (JRC,Italy) [Presentation]

10:20 Global Fuel Products (ML Pettinari, U. of Alcala, Spain) [Presentation]

10:40 Global analysis of vulnerability (E. Chuvieco, U. of Alcala, Spain) [Presentation]

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 Fire Ignition Sources (J.M. Pereira (tbc))/Fire Danger Assessment (D. Viegas, U. of Portugal) [Presentation]

11:50 Global multi-year burned area maps from PROBA-V 333m data (Kevin Tansey, U. of Leicester, UK) [Presentation]

12:10 Contributions of Regional Fire Information Systems to GWIS: Australia (Gary Morgan, Australia) [Presentation]

12:30 Contributions of Regional Fire Information Systems to GWIS: Southern Africa (Philip Frost, CSIR, South Africa) [Presentation]

12:50 Contributions of Regional Fire Information Systems to GWIS: Brazil (Alberto Setzer, INPE, Brazil) [Presentation]

1:10 Lunch Break

2:30 Contributions of Regional Fire Information Systems to GWIS: Brazilian Cerrado – Anja Hoffman (Germany)

2:50 South America, Redlatif (J. Anaya/Isabel Cruz, Chile) [Presentation]

3:10 Review of recent activities of the Global Wildland Fire Network and the Regional South America Wildland Fire network – Johann Goldammer and Patricio Sanhueza Bravo (Max-Planck Institute, Germany)[Presentation]

3:30 Tea Break

4:00 Bi-hourly Wildfire Behavior Monitoring: A Canadian Solution to a Global Problem – Tim Lynham (Canada) [Presentation]

4:20 GWIS and GOFC Regional Networks Needs and Priorities (Anja Hoffmann and All Participants - Discussion)

5:40 Adjourn

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