Project

Developing a wildfire monitoring system for Denmark

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

The task in this project is to assess the possibility and eventually create a wildfire monitoring product using satellite data for high latitude areas such as Denmark.

There are currently two major European fire information systems: One from the Copernicus Earth Observation Program (http://copernicus.eu/main/european-forest-fire-information-system) based on ECMWF data and another one developed by EUMETSAT LSA SAF (https://landsaf.ipma.pt/en/).

One of the applications of LSA SAF is active wildfire monitoring which is used in Mediterranean countries during the summer periods when there is little rainfalland high risk for wildfires.

In Denmark, currently the risk of wildfires is only estimated using in-situ measurements modelled in a   water balance model without calibrating during the season. Calibration could also be investigated.

The task will be to assess whether the remote sensing methods using satellitedata can be used at higher latitudes (Denmark).

Main data sources will be data available from EUMETSAT Data Centre and Copernicus Hub and Services and LSA SAF websites.

Tasks

a) Investigating possibilities and state of the art through literature review

b) Set up a processing environment for LSA SAF datac)Implementing algorithms for wildfire monitoring

In collaboration with

Sandholt ApS

Search in postings
Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Space

Name

Inge Sandholt

Position

Adjungeret Professor

Mail

is@space.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Supervisor

Inge Sandholt

ECTS credits

15 - 35

Type

Final project, MSc thesis, Special course

Msc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Supervisor

Inge Sandholt

ECTS credits

15 - 35

Type

Final project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Supervisor

Inge Sandholt

ECTS credits

15 - 35

Type

Final project, MSc thesis, Special course

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.


Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

Find us here

Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark



Tlf. (+45) 45 25 25 25

CVR-nr. 30 06 09 46

All vacant positions
 

loading..