Geospatial AI for Fire Severity | Rezatec

Geospatial AI for fire severity

Accelerate and optimise salvage operations and extract least degraded trees quickly to maximise post-fire timber value.

Fire Severity

Respond rapidly to drive value

Our fire severity product enables forestry leaders to remotely evaluate post-fire risks and calculate the value of salvageable timber – quickly. It uses satellite and multiple data feeds fused with advanced AI to identify the extent of fire damage to tree canopies and low-level vegetation. It also analyses previous fire data and determines where and when fire is likely to return and the potential severity. Use these insights to rapidly direct ground crews and monetise salvageable lumber faster.

Reduce wildfire salvage times to maximise value

Identify salvageable timber

Remotely assess fire impact. Determine the exact location of salvageable lumber to dynamically manage your response.

Optimise salvage times

Deploy salvage teams directly to the most valuable timber locations, armed with detailed data to optimise resources.

Maximise lumber value

Recover the most valuable timber before it degrades entirely, without the need for costly and time-consuming aerial surveys.

How we help

Rapidly extract inventory

Speed is crucial after a wildfire for timber to be recovered before it deteriorates. Geospatial AI enables you to rapidly establish which areas within a burn are most salvageable, without the need for aerial surveys.

Accelerating salvage time

Forest fires can be disastrous. They destroy homes, businesses and local communities and the economic implications are often significant. Climate change and population growth are contributing to the rise in the number, frequency and size of fires.

Foresters need as much largescale data and analysis as possible after a wildfire. Today, the forest sector relies heavily on ground and aerial surveys. Ground teams cannot cover vast forest areas without huge financial impact. Aerial surveys photograph the forest and piece it together. However, as with all other methodologies apart from satellites, aerial surveys need to be initiated every time they are required, after a fire. Foresters can wait for many months after a wildfire until viable salvage operation decisions can be made, which means that logistical challenges and timber damage can escalate.

Our fire severity product enables forestry leaders to remotely evaluate post-fire risks and calculate the value of salvageable timber. It also analyses previous fire data, for example location, date and burn intensity, and determines where and when they are likely to return and the likely severity. The data can also support replanting and thinning programs, helping foresters to select appropriate resilient species in areas at risk.

All data can be integrated into existing GIS systems, or delivered through our Forest SAT solution on the Rezatec platform.

Fire Damage Resources

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