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RedLaTIF Annual Meeting

Agenda for the RedLaTIF 2021 Annual Meeting

Final Meeting Report

Day 1

April 22, 2021

Time (EST) Topic/Activity Presentation Title

13:30 - 13:50

Welcome to the RedLaTIF Annual Meeting 

Advances of the RedLaTIF in Latin America, regional cooperation projects, virtual dissemination and training. (Nicolas A. Mari, INTA/IG, Argentina) 

13:50 - 14:10

GOFC GOLD  NASA LCLUC programmatic perspective on GOFC-GOLD RedLaTIF. (Garik Gutman, NASA HQ, USA)

14:10 - 14:30

Developed applications in Bolivia 

Monitoring tools in the pre and post fire phases within the Google Earth Engine platform. (Armando Rodríguez, FAN, Bolivia) 

14:30 - 14:50

UN-SPIDER technical cooperation activities 

Experiences applied to the management of forest fires in Guatemala and Honduras. (Alexander Ariza, UN-SPIDER, Alemania)

14:50 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:20

Fire prevention in Mexico

Threat index to biodiversity due to forest fires, based on the frequency and return period of fire. As well as analysis of burned areas. (Isabel Cruz, CONABIO, México)

15:20 - 15:40

Fusion of optical and radar data applied to wetland fires

Wetland fires of the Paraná Delta. Optical (Sentinel 2) and radar (Saocom-1, Alos Palsar 2 and Sentinel-1) synergy analysis. Integration of the biological and physical sensitivities of the sensors used. Effects of Fires of 2020 on large cities. (Héctor F. del Valle, jubilado del CENPAT, Argentina/Walter Sione, UADER/CEREGEO, Argentina)

15:40 - 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:10

Fire detection using geostationary satellites in Mexico

Algorithm for detecting hot spots using GOES 16 imagery. Description of the operating system and its applications. (Lilia Manzo, UNAM, México)

16:10 - 16:30

Fires and climate change in Chile

Advances on the prediction of the probability of ignition and spread of forest fires in climate change scenarios in Chile. (John Gajardo, Universidad Austral, Chile)


End of meeting, coordination for next day

Day 2

April 23, 2021

Time (EST) Topic/Activity Presentation Title

11:00 - 11:20

Burned Area and Fire Risk Projects in the European community

Recent advances from the FireCCI project (S-2 process on Africa; development of a new BA algorithm for the S-3 SYN product; from ESA and launch of a European project on fire risk (FirEUrisk). (Emilio Chuvieco, Universidad de Alcalá, España) 

11:20 - 11:40

CONAF activities in Chile

Presentation of the work that CONAF is developing in the operational field to respond to forest fires in Chile. Examples of forest fire simulation, monitoring and their evolution will be shown, as well as advances in the calculation of burned area and severity using the Google Earth Engine platform. (Jordi Brul, CONAF, Chile)

11:40 - 12:00

Active fire detection using geostationary and polar orbiting satellite data

Update on GOES-R/ABI, JPSS/VIIRS, and Sentinel-3/SLSTR active fire algorithm status and applications (Wilfrid Schroeder & Ivan Csiszar, NOAA, USA)

12:00 - 12:10

Coffee Break

12:10 - 12:30

Fire risk and validation of hotspots in Brazil

INPE’s Fire Risk project results and the validation methodology of hotspots will be presented. (Fabiano Morelli, INPE, Brazil)

12:30 - 12:50

Applied methodologies to Mapped Burned Areas in Chile

Project results on the development of an automatic algorithm for mapping of burned areas in Chile using Google Earth Engine. (Patricia Oliva, Universidad Mayor, Chile)

12:50 - 13:00

Coffee Break

13:00 - 13:20

Fire Severity, case studies in Mexico

Detection of forest fire severity levels through satellite images. (Germán Flores, México)

13:20 - 13:50

Development of satellite tools for time series analysis

Interactive Workshop: "Tools for Analyzing Time Series of Satellite Imagery (TATSSI)." The workshop will demonstrate the processing of MODIS/VIIRS data focusing on the analysis of time series in order to analyze post-fire effects in various areas in Latin America. (Gerardo López, Assimila, UK) 

13:50 - 14:00

Coffee Break

14:00 - 14:20

Analysis of fires in Cuba Analysis of the spatial-temporal behavior pattern of fire occurrences in vegetation in Cuba using satellite data. (Eva Mejías Sedeño, INSMET, Cuba)

14:20 - 14:30

Proposal of Buying Thermal Camera and Drone Nicolas A. Mari, INTA/IG, Argentina

End of meeting, final words, and future perspectives

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