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Hatfield to present forest fire mapping and snow modelling research at EO Summit

Jun 13, 2017

Researchers from Hatfield Consultants will attend the 2017 EO Summit ( in Montreal, June 20 to 22, to present Hatfield’s remote sensing application development work in Oil Sands region of Alberta, Canada.

Horse River Fire, Fort McMurray - 2016-05-12 Burn SeverityWith Dr. Jinkai Zhang from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Hatfield will present some lessons learned from the remote sensing response to the Horse River Fire in 2016, which caused major damage and initiated the evacuation of Fort McMurray. This presentation will integrate early results from a new Canadian Space Agency Earth Observation Application Development (EOADP) project on rapid radar burned area mapping for wildfire response. Join the session on Wednesday June 21 (Session FW-4).

Mr. Jean-Simon Michaud will present results of another research and development project that Hatfield implemented in the Oil Sands region in collaboration with German company Vista GmbH, which focused on snow mapping through integration of C- and X-Band SAR and a spatially-explicit hydrological model. Join the session on Thursday June 22 (Session OS-7B).

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Andy Dean
Partner & Senior Geomatics Specialist

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

About Hatfield

Established in 1974 and based in Vancouver, Canada, Hatfield Consultants has built a worldwide reputation in environmental services with over 3,000 successful projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. We have established offices in Canada (British Columbia and Alberta), Indonesia, Laos, and Botswana and business partners in Chile and Thailand.

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