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.
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 withSandholt ApS