EAP Workshop @ National Center for Atmospheric Research: Energy, Fire, and Changing Landscapes – Satellite Applications

When: Thursday – Friday, September 21st – September 22nd, 2023

Where: NCAR Mesa Lab – Boulder, Colorado

This conference focused on how satellite data can be used to improve our ability to manage wildfires and energy infrastructure in a changing climate. The conference brought together academic, industry, government, and non-profit leaders to learn how satellites can assist with wildfire risk mitigation from power systems and minimize impacts on vulnerable communities. Major themes included Satellite wildfire detection/smoke, Wildfires and Energy demand, Wildland/Urban Interface, Grid Operations and wildfire risk, Environmental Justice, and Climate resilience.

Agenda

Speakers & Sessions

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Conference Goals

This conference focused on how satellite data can be used to improve our ability to manage wildfires and energy infrastructure in a changing climate. The conference brought together academic, industry, government, and non-profit leaders to learn how satellites can assist with wildfire risk mitigation for power systems and minimize impacts on vulnerable communities.

 

 

 

 

Brad PierceUW-Madison, Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

Joseph WilkinsHoward University, Co-Chair

 

Major themes include:

  • Satellite wildfire detection/smoke 
  • Wildfires and Energy demand 
  • Wildland/Urban Interface
  • Grid Operations and wildfire risk 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate resilience

Planning Committee

Michael Kamp, UW-Madison; Paul Meier, UW-Madison; Mark Lauby, North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Branden Sudduth, Western Electricity Coordinating Council; Steve Ashbaker, Western Electricity Coordinating Council; Paul Stackhouse, NASA; Osinachi Ajoku, Howard University; Louisa Emmons, NCAR; Tim Juliano, NCAR; Amy Decastro, NCAR; Christine Wiedinmyer, University of Colorado-Boulder