WELCOME TO NASA WILDFIRE RESPONSE TEAM WEBSITE
The NASA Wildfire Response Team (WRT) was formed to provide within-enterprise coordination of wildfire applications development and demonstration activities. The team, composed of scientists, researchers, and wildfire management personnel from federal and state government agencies, academia, and private industry combine and share their expertise in remote sensing of wildfire phenomenon. This site serves as a forum for those exchanges and coordination of the WRT efforts. The Teams primary focus is to advance the state of knowledge of fire and disaster imaging, and to provide the fire management community with knowledge, expertise, and technology that will prove beneficial in helping understand fire and mitigate losses from those events.
The WRT team was formed within, and under the coordination of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise (ESE), Office of Earth Science, Code YO and will improve and streamline the coordination of information data gathering over fires and more efficiently extend the benefits to the disaster management agencies (USFS and others). The team will also serve as a focus for NASA information requests from public affairs officials and the media. By coordinating our diverse activities, the WRT will provide increased awareness of NASAs resources, personnel, and research and applications efforts that have, can, and will be used to assist in mitigating wildfire losses in the United States.
This year a number of
activities are already underway:
-MODIS Land Rapid Response
-Special event imaging by ASTER, EO-1
-A UAV deployment with imaging over a fire event, and
-Special projects by sponsored SENH investigators.
Various participants in this effort are indicated at the Team Members Page. Please feel free to contact any, or all of the members to request specific information on the WRT efforts.