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Curious about LANDFIRE? Join the Office Hour

Join a LANDFIRE team member (or two) for an informal, back and forth open office hours chat. This series is managed by TNC's LANDFIRE Team and will include participation from a variety of federal and non-federal partners and guests.

December 6, 1 pm (ET) | REGISTER
Enhancing North American LANDFIRE Landscape Classifications with Machine Learning & Automating LCP File Generation in the Cloud using Sentinel 1 & 2 in South America

Speaker 1: Dr. Inga La Puma
Since its start, LANDFIRE has used machine learning, particularly supervised classifications, with vegetation plots as training data to classify area pixels. These classifications inform fire behavior fuel models. With advancements in data and cloud computing, there's potential for deeper, more frequent landscape classifications using sophisticated algorithms. Researchers are exploring these advanced techniques with LANDFIRE.   

Speaker 2: Dr. Andrea Markos
Mapping Fire Behavior Fuel Models’ complexity lies in ambiguous classes and their focus on “expected fire behavior,” not Land Cover. Clear training data from US-based LANDFIRE layers allow transfer learning globally, automating the LCP file generation applying machine learning to current satellite data.

What can you expect? 

1. Open format, 45-min meeting where we will focus on application-based, user driven topics, and LANDFIRE stories

2. LANDFIRE experts will be on hand to provide clarity and context to questions posed by LANDFIRE users. We encourage anyone with quesitons to attend! 


Other Webinars:


Putting LANDFIRE Data (and Models) to Work in the Scientific Community

2019L (Limited Update) Virtual Rollout & Informal Office Hours (combined)

State-and-Transition-Modeling in Real-life. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


Where and When are High Severity Fires More Likely to Occur? Greg Dillon, USFSPresentation PDF

LANDFIRE Remap in the Northeastern U.S. | Presentation PDF

Wildfire Risk to Communities: New Features & Data

Leveraging Ecological Data in Support of the Shared Conservation Agenda (for internal TNC colleagues)

LANDFIRE Remap in the Southeastern U.S., hosted by Southern Fire Exchange (PDF of the presentation)

LF Remap in the North Central U.S., Sponsored by Lake States Fire Science Consortium, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, and Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium