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Burned area mapping with Sentinel-2

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for burned area mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-2 Toolbox to demonstrate the burned area mapping methodology on the disastrous wildfires that occurred in central Portugal in June 2017.


Out of control wildfires cause extreme long-term damage to the environment, wildlife, flora and property every year.

Sentinel-2 imagery provides an accurate post-event analysis of wildfire extents since small areas can be detected and assessed, while at the same time reducing the need for ground surveys on often difficult terrain. In addition, the information obtained can be used to carry out risk assessments of affected and surrounding areas and Sentinel-2 data collected over time can be used to monitor environmental recovery, especially in relation to agriculture and forestry.

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If you wish to practice the exercise explained in the webinar within the RUS Virtual Environment:

  • Register on the RUS Portal
  • After Login, go to Your RUS service > Your dashboard and click on the Request a new User Service button
  • Insert the HAZA02 Training Code when requested




1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

15:00 CET

Training date

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Max. no. participants


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