Wildfire Early Detection

Wildfire Early Detection

Detect wildfires earlier in remote areas

A timberland investment management company needed to detect fires in remote areas of its managed forests in a timely manner to help protect timber resources.

We developed an early warning system to detect the initiation of a wildfire within 24 hours whose progress can then be tracked by tasking high resolution satellites to visit the location up to seven times a day.


  • Timely detection of forest fires in remote areas needed to help protect timber resources.

  • Early warning system developed to detect fire initiation within 24 hours by satellite.

  • Tasking high resolution satellites to revisit up to seven times a day to track the fire's progress.