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.
The purpose of the meeting is 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 will be accomplished by reviewing recent progress in the various themes established by the GOFC-GOLD Fire IT and by discussing strategies towards specific objectives:
Active fires and burnt area characterization from polar and geostationary satellite data;
Calibration and validation of satellite fire products;
Global geostationary network and fire products;
Fire observations from new satellite instruments – algorithms and refinements;
Fire radiative energy products from polar and geostationary data;
Global fire early warning system;
Fire management with focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation activities;
Satellite fire data outreach, dissemination and activities –requirements and challenges.
Fire Session Dates:
Fire IT meeting will take place in conjunction with FORESTSAT 2016 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). Please follow Forestsat website for abstract submission.
Participants can submit abstracts directly to Claudio Munoz Riveros by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “Fire Session Abstract".
The abstracts should be in English or Spanish and must include:
-Title of the contribution.
-Names and affiliations of all the authors.
-Keywords: between 3 and 7 keywords are requested.
-Text of the abstract: formatted in single spacing, with or without citations, without line numbering. Clearly describing the aim(s), materials and methods used, main results achieved. A minimum of 200 words should be used.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the members of the Scientific Committee. For each contribution accepted as oral or poster presentation at least one of the Authors is expected to attend to ForestSat-2016.
Attending the Forestsat meeting from 14-18th November, 2016 requires paying registration fee.
REGISTRATION FEE ($450.00) for the Fire-IT members (only) will be paid by the GOFC Fire-IT Office, UMd.
As per the FORESTSAT meeting website, the registration fees includes:
The access to the conference venue, the possibility to submit up to two contributions, the conference information material, six coffee breaks and three lunches for the days of November from 15th to 17th and the welcome cocktail.
The social dinner, participation to courses, excursions and all those costs not specified here above are not included and have to be reserved separately.
Please make your own arrangements for accommodation and local transport.