Remote Sensing & Wildland Fire Symposium Recordings Now Freely Available

The Pacific Southwest Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is pleased to announce that recordings of the 1st annual Symposium on Remote Sensing & Wildland Fire (RS Fire 2020) are freely available to those who missed the live event. This was a virtual 4-date symposium series, and each date of the series included three industry-leading speakers, panel discussion, sponsor lighting talks, Q&A, as well as open networking/discussion opportunities for attendees. All of the excellent information was captured in the webinar recordings. For further information and to obtain free access to the recordings, visit www.pswasprs.org/RSFire2020.

About the RS Fire 2020 Symposium

Trends have shown that wildland fire seasons are growing longer and fires are continuing to increase in total area and size. Simultaneously, remote sensing technologies continue to advance and are being used more and more to aid emergency responders. The RS Fire 2020 event explored the myriad ways that remote sensing can support wildfire preparedness, active incidents, and future management.

The intended audience for the RS Fire 2020 symposium series included: 1) wildland firefighting community; 2) remote sensing & research community; 3) public and private environmental and forestry businesses; 4) utility companies and agencies; and 5) educators and champions to share the benefits and uses of remote sensing and geospatial technologies.

The intended outcomes of the event were to: 1) bring the remote sensing and wildland fire communities together; 2) discuss current operational wildland firefighting tactics and related remote sensing technologies, including existing workflows, incremental improvements, and leading-edge research and technologies; 3) better educate community members regarding available remote sensing data sources, offerings, and capabilities; and 4) enable discussions that lead to the creation of more usable remote sensing products for use before, during, and after wildfires, through networking opportunities, panel discussions, and brokered discussions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by email at rsfire.asprs@gmail.com.

The PSW Region of the ASPRS aims to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. (Adapted from ASPRS)