Introduction to Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications
Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET), NASA
03/31/2015 to 04/28/2015
Five 1-hour sessions each Tuesday from March 31- April 28 at 11:30am-12:30pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- Provide an overview of remote sensing, details on how to access and visualize relevant NASA Earth science data, and how to use these data for wildfire applications.
- Assist wildfire management professionals in decision-making through the use of NASA data, relevant tools, and assessment methods.
This course is intended for land managers at the local, state, and federal level, NGOs, international management agencies, and private sector organizations. Space is limited. Preference will be given to the organization types listed above.
- Week 1 (March 31): Overview of remote sensing
- Week 2 (April 7): Satellite sensors and products for wildfire applications
- Week 3 (April 14): Remote sensing products for pre- and post-fire wildfire planning and assessment
- Week 4 (April 21): New techniques and technologies
- Week 5 (April 28): Terrain data for wildfire applications
All training materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Certificates will be provided for those who attend 4 out of 5 weeks and complete all homework assignments.
Dr. Cindy Schmidt and Amber Kuss
Dr. Cindy Schmidt is a research scientist in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center. She has over 20 years of experience in using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) technology for natural resource management, urban planning and human health risk assessment.
Amber Kuss is a research scientist in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center. She is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies.