Organizers: Arnon Karnieli and Manuel Salvoldi
Special Session's Summary Wildfires are a threat to human health and life as well as the environment. Significant damage can be caused to vegetation, animals, and property. In recent years, because of climate change, fires have intensified and increased in frequency. Therefore, different technologies have been developed for detecting and monitoring various aspects of wildfire, including risk assessment, early detection, active fire detection, gas and aerosol emission, smoke penetration, and temporal dynamics of burned areas. Among all technologies, there is a general agreement that remote sensing methods are essential for providing valuable data for detecting, monitoring, interpreting, and responding to wildfires, from local to global scales.