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Canadian Space Agency highlights Hatfield’s Rapid Burned Area Mapping technology following record wildfire season

Sep 17, 2018

In its most recent blog post, the Canadian Space Agency highlights Hatfield’s Rapid Burned Area Mapping (R-BAM) technology. Combining optical and radar data processing with machine learning analytics, R-BAM detects and maps wildfire burned areas and characterize the impact of the fire on forest ecosystems. R-BAM utilizes multi-sensor satellite data to maximize the frequency of observations of wildfire for mapping fire progression and burn severity.


Radio-Canada requested an interview with Hatfield to discuss the R-BAM technology and the research. The live interview with Jean-Simon Michaud was broadcast in the morning of August 24, 2018 on the Phare-ouest show. The recorded interview (in French) is available.

R-BAM development was supported by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Earth Observation Application Development Program (EOADP).

For more information about development of the R-BAM technology, including use of R-BAM to map wildfires across BC in 2017 and 2018, please review the R-BAM description.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Dean
Senior Partner

Tel.: +1-604–926-3261
Toll-Free: +1-866-926-3261

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