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ITU Webinar on "Fighting wildfires with AI-powered insights"


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a webinar on "Fighting wildfires with AI-powered insights" in collaboration with the Orora Technologies, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology​ and the Digital Futures​. The webinar took place virtually on 19 April 2023 from 14:00 to 18:20 CEST.

Watch recording here​​​​​​


​14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks 
​14:10 - 14:30
​Keynote Session
​14:30 - 15:25
Session 1: Wildfire preparedness

Ivanka Pelivan​​​, Science Manager at Fraunhofer HHI I Co-Chair of the Working Group on AI for effective communications, ITU/WMO Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management
​15:30 - 16:25
Session 2: Wildfire detection & monitoring 

Moderator: Arif Albayrak​, Associate Research Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA, Co-Chair, ITU/WMO Data Working Group​

​16:30 - 16:40
​Coffee Break ​
​16:40 - 17:40
Session 3: Wildfire recovery

Moderator: Maria João SousaPhD student, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa I Researcher, Forest Fire Research Center​
17:40 - 18:1​0​​ ​Session 4: Stakeholder perspectives

Moderator: Julia Gottfriedsen​, Data Science Team Lead, Orora Technologies
18:10 - 18:20​​
Closing Remarks