Towards an operational wildfire and muirburn monitoring system for Scotland. Report for the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement for Copernicus User Uptake (Work Package six) 2021
Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation UK Biodiversity Copernicus Sentinel-1 Sentinel-2 0963-8091 682 Earth Observation JNCC report series JNCC report series Land use Monitoring Uplands Satellite imagery
Vegetation burning in upland habitats forms part of moorland management regimes and also occurs naturally as wildfires. Mapping and monitoring the extent of upland burning gives insight into carbon emissions, biodiversity and natural capital accounting. Previous studies have shown that burn scars can be mapped using indices derived from Sentinel-2 imagery.
This project aimed to use Sentinel-2 data and a cloud computing infrastructure to develop an operational burn mapping and monitoring system for the whole of Scotland.
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Topic category Environment
Reference date 2021·08·01
Blake, D., Graham, A., Jones, A., Sideris, K. and Frake, K. & Jones, G. 2021. Towards an operational wildfire and muirburn monitoring system for Scotland. Report for the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement for Copernicus User Uptake (Work Package six). JNCC Report No. 682. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This project was funded by the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake, and was produced under Work Package six (Support for Applications).
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Metadata date 2021·09·01
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