Copernicus Masters Sustainable Living Challenge Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Description

    EnviroSAR - Managing Wildfire Disturbance in Moorlands and Heathlands

    Wildfires are a major hazard and produce devastating environmental and economic impacts. In moorland and heathland areas, wildfires discolour drinking water supplies, release carbon dioxide and damage these unique ecosystems. Around £55 million a year is spent by the emergency services on fighting wildfires. EnviroSAR is a targeted service for peat moorland and heathland restoration and management using Copernicus Earth Observation (EO) satellite data to deliver burned-area products, and will be the first national mapping and monitoring tool for UK wildfires. The EnviroSAR geoportal will understand patterns of wildfire occurrence, help mitigate their risks, target land management and reseeding, reduce water discolouration and the associated costs.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Granting OrganisationsAnwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

    Awarded at event

    Event titleSatellite Masters Conference 2016
    LocationCirculo De Bellas Artes De Madrid (Alcalá, 42, 28014), Madrid, SpainShow on map
    Period25 Oct 2016 → 27 Oct 2016

    Keywords

    • EnviroSAR
    • Copernicus
    • Masters

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