Open vegetation fires are critical elements acting as a driving force by modifying land cover, consuming terrestrial vegetation and reducing ecosystem services. Such fire activity acts across all vegetated areas, but is usually very dynamic in its magnitude, impact and specific location. Due to this, frequent satellite Earth Observation data are a key tool to assess large-scale quantification of biomass burning and its effects.
The purpose of this webinar is to focus on the basics of image processing for active fire detection, showing how to access the RUS Service, and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will use the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to detect active fires with the SLSTR instrument onboard Sentinel-3.
You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.