ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking


03/31/2015 - 13:25

ForWarn is featured in this USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station press release, showcasing the technology used here to map greenup data across the conterminus US.

    Using the assessment tool ForWarn, U.S. Forest Service researchers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter’s end and the...
11/20/2014 - 12:43

ForWarn was selected as one of the “top 25” tools included in the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit launched on November 17th for the White House by an interagency team that included members from the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Interior, NOAA, and others...

09/01/2014 - 12:00

“After talking to some locals who said the area was inundated with water after Irene, there was no doubt that this was salt damage that could be traced back to the storm surge from the hurricane.” Today, according to Trickel, most overstory trees in this area are dead, their leaves gone and bark sloughing off. Though these coastal North...

05/12/2014 - 08:52

NASA's Spinoff, a premier annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technologies, includes ForWarn in its 2013 edition. See the full publication here.

04/02/2014 - 09:55

The ForWarn team received a Chief's Honor Award from U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell at a ceremony held on March 17 in Washington, D.C. William Hargrove, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist and lead ForWarn researcher, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The award comes for the team's role in the creation of ForWarn, the early...

01/09/2014 - 15:18

USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has announced the winners of the 2013 Chief's Honor Awards. The ForWarn team, including scientists and staff from the Eastern and Western Threat Centers and partnering organizations, received an award for efforts to sustain forests and grasslands. “ForWarn provides a broad overview of...

01/09/2014 - 15:17

The ForWarn team has been honored with the 2013 Southern Research Station (SRS) Director’s Partnership Award for “outstanding collaborative work across government agencies in the development of an effective forest disturbance monitoring tool useful at the National level." SRS Director Rob Doudrick presented the award during a ceremony...

09/06/2013 - 07:59

A Forest Service General Technical Report highlighting detections made by the ForWarn system is available online. See here for more information.

07/08/2013 - 08:01

The ForWarn development team was awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award in recognition for creating the first near real-time forest threat early warning system in the continental United States. The award will be presented in an honor awards ceremony scheduled for the end of July.

01/10/2013 - 15:25

Click here to read an article in Compass Magazine, featuring ForWarm and the Interagency Partnership Award, received in December 2012.