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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

Abstract

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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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·08·01

Citation
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.

Lineage
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).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·09·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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