Predicting, Monitoring, and Analyzing Wildfires With Planet Data

On-Demand Webinar

Wildfires are one of the most devastating natural disaster occurrences that annually affect the United States. During the course of the 2021 fire season, over 6.6 million acres were burned in the United States - with over 2.5 million acres burned in California alone. Fires are now burning hotter, over wider areas, and causing more damage to wildlife, vegetation, and communities alike. Even after fires are no longer burning, they bring new threats to the environment: flooding, debris flows and landslides. Water can flow freely down scorched hillsides, newly devoid of vegetation.

To help mitigate these ever-present disasters, federal, state, and local government agencies are turning to new technologies, including high-frequency and high-resolution data from Planet’s constellations of satellites.

Join us to learn how Planet data can help determine solutions for wildfires during all stages of fire emergency management response, including pre-fire assessment, active fire monitoring, and post-fire recovery. These fire management tools can be integrated into broader applications, including other data sources, to help form clear insights for direct fire response efforts.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to utilize Planet imagery for:

  • Monitoring dynamic pre-fire risk conditions and environmental baselines.
  • Identifying potential area spread and locations of standing water while responding to active fires
  • Classifying post-fire areas of recovery, burn scars (including intensity and severity), vegetation health, as well as determining potential landslide risk criteria
  • Data visualization outputs using a variety of PlanetScope imagery in different supported integrations, such as Google Earth Engine and ESRI ArcGIS


  • Chelsea Smith, Customer Success, Planet Federal
  • Erik Friesen, Solutions Engineer, Planet Federal
  • Brittany Zajic, Business Development Manager, Planet