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Techniques for wildfire detection and monitoring: Two-part webinar series

Certain areas are experiencing longer fire seasons, with more frequent and severe droughts. Wildfire detection, monitoring, and mitigation is increasingly important in these regions. Satellite remote sensing data is useful for identifying active fires, evaluating burned areas, and assessing fire emissions. This advanced training will highlight tools useful for local fire managers. Presentations and exercises will introduce participants to tools to identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, and calculate burn severity.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:
Identify active fires, visualize fire emissions, and calculate burn severity
Use the QGIS FMT to enter fire information and order imagery

Course Format:
Two, 2 hour sessions
Sessions will be held on Thursdays, July 12 and 19, 2018, at 10:00-12:00 or 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
A certificate of completion will be provided to participants that attend all live webinars and complete all homework assignments. Note: Certificates of completion only indicate the attendee participated in all aspects of the training. They do not imply proficiency on the subject matter, nor should they be seen as a professional certification.

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