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New Trends in Forest Fire Research Incorporating Big Data and Climate Change Modeling

25-27 September 2017, Chania, GREECE

Programme


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Date: Monday, 25/Sep/2017

8:30am
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9:00am

Reg 1: Registration
Location: Registration Desk

9:00am
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10:30am

PL 1: Remote Sensing for forest fires and climate change
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall
 

The ESA Climate Change Initiative

Pascal Lecomte

European Space Agency, EU


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

David Roy

South Dakota State University, USA

10:30am
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10:45am

CB 1: Coffee Break

10:45am
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12:45pm

S 1: Forest fires and climate change
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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

12:45pm
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2:15pm

LB 1: Lunch Break
Location: Mediteranee Restaurant

2:15pm
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4:15pm

S 2: Opportunities with Sentinel missions for forest fire research
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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

4:15pm
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4:30pm

CB 2: Coffee Break

4:30pm
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6:00pm

S 3: Big data and time series for fire disturbance monitoring
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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


Quantifying and Analysis of Fire-induced Disturbances in Russian Forests Using Multi-year Time-series of Remote Sensing Data

Sergey A. Bartalev, Evgeny A. Loupian, Fedor V. Stytsenko, Vyacheslav A. Egorov, Svyatoslav S. Bartalev

Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Federation


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

6:00pm
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7:30pm

IB: Icebreaker
Location: Mediteranee Restaurant

7:30pm
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10:00pm

WD: Workshop Dinner
Location: Mediteranee Restaurant

 

Date: Tuesday, 26/Sep/2017

8:30am
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9:00am

Reg 2: Registration
Location: Registration Desk

9:00am
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10:30am

PL 2: Operational tools for wildfire monitoring
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

Wildfire Applications at NASA and extension of GEO-GWIS Support

Vincent Gerard Ambrosia

NASA Applied Science Program, USA


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

Jesus San-Migue-Ayanz

Joint Research Centre, EU

10:30am
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10:45am

CB 3: Coffee Break

10:45am
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12:45pm

S 4: Forest fire detection and monitoring on multiple scales
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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


A GIS-based method for fire risk assessment using spatial correlation in Sirachal area- Iran

Saeedeh Eskandari

Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Iran, Islamic Republic of


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

12:45pm
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2:15pm

LB 2: Lunch Break
Location: Mediteranee Restaurant

2:15pm
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3:45pm

S 5: Improved capabilities with large-volume fire data sets
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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

3:45pm
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4:00pm

CB 4: Coffee Break

4:00pm
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4:30pm

PS: Poster Session
Location: Poster Area

Spatial Modelling and Monitoring of Post-Fire Forest Regeneration Successions

Vera Ryzhkova, Irina Danilova, Michael Korets

Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Scienses, Russian Federation


Use of GIS for the Dynamic Generation of Forest Fire Risk Maps Based on a Probabilistic Model

Mohamed El-Amine Gacemi, Khatir Benhanifia

center of spatiales techniques, Algeria


Mapping burned areas from time series of Landsat imagery for estimating greenhouse gas emissions at the National level

George Mitri1, Mireille Jazi1, Manal Nader1, Lea Kai2

1: Institute of the Environment, University of Balamand, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic); 2: United Nations Development Programme - Ministry of Environment, Lebanon


Integration of Socio-Economic and Ecological Parameters for Wildland Fire Vulnerability Mapping in Romania

Marius Petrila1, Adrian Lorenț1,4, Ștefan Neagu1, Bogdan Apostol1, Vladimir Gancz1, Giorgos Mallinis2, Ioannis Mitsopoulos3, Johann G. Goldammer3

1: National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry (INCDS) “Marin Drăcea, Romania; 2: School of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace; 3: Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC); 4: Transilvania University of Brașov, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering


Improving the rule-based semi-automatic method to map burned areas using historical Landsat archives to reconstruct recent fire history: Estimating the minimum DN value for atmospheric corrections

Nikos Koutsias1,2, Gianni Boris Pezzatti1

1: WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Switzerland; 2: University of Patras, Greece


Assessing Satellite-Derived Fire Disturbance Products for Climate Science

M Vanesa Moreno1, Pierre Laurent2, Chao Yue2, Philippe Ciais2, Florent Mouillot3

1: University of Montpellier - Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology; 2: Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory; 3: Institute of Research for Development - Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology


Inter-comparison of Global Satellite Burned Area Maps derived from MODIS, MERIS and SPOT-VGT

Angelika Heil1, Lucrecia M. Pettinari2, Johannes Kaiser1

1: Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany; 2: Environmental Remote Sensing Research Group, University of Alcala, Spain


Earth Observation for Foresty Applications in Cyprus

Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis1, Takis Tsintides2, Kyriacos Themistocleous1, Kostas Papageorgiou2, Rodanthi Mammouri1, Andreas Damalas1, Dimitris Kouhartsiouk1, Argyro Nisantzi1, Christiana Papoutsa1, Silas Michaelides1, Evagoras Evagorou1, Christodoulos Mettas1, Ioannis Gitas3, Marios Tzouvaras1, Kyriacos Neocleous1, Andreas Christofe1, Milto Miltiadous1

1: Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering & Geomatics, Eratosthenes Research Centre, Lemesos, Cyprus; 2: Department of Forests, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Develpment and Environment, Cyprus; 3: Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Exploring the Importance of Monitoring the Fire Risk Index in the vicinity of Cultural Heritage Sites in Cyprus using Sentinel Remote Sensing data

Athos Agapiou1, Andreas Christofe1, Vasiliki Lysandrou1, Dimitris Kouhartsiouk1, Kyriacos Themistocleous1, Argyro Nisantzi1, Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis1, Rosa Lasaponara2, Nicola Masini3, Thomas Krauss4, Daniele Cerra4, Ursula Gessner4

1: Eratosthenes Research Center, Department of Civil Engineering Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, CYPRUS; 2: National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, ITALY; 3: National Research Council, Institute of Archaeological Monumental Heritage, ITALY; 4: Earth Observation Center (EOC), German Aerospace Center (DLR), GERMANY


Post fire damage assessment with satellite imagery : the French National Fire Expertise Center

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

IRSTEA, France

4:30pm
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6:00pm

S 6: Methods of modelling post-fire vegetation trends
Location: Aristotle Conference Hall

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

 

Date: Wednesday, 27/Sep/2017

9:00am - 6:00pm

FT: Field Trip