It is difficult to act on deforestation if we don’t know when and where it is happening. Near-real-time deforestation alerts can help fill this gap and provide critical information for further investigation and action. Global Forest Watch (GFW) has recently added two new deforestation alert systems – Radar for Detecting Deforestation (RADD) alerts and new GLAD-S2 deforestation alerts – both of which offer a more detailed look at what is occurring on the ground. Join experts from GFW, the University of Maryland’s Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) Lab, and Wageningen University for an overview of the key forest monitoring alert systems available on GFW.

During this webinar, we’ll discuss RADD alerts, GLAD deforestation alerts and VIIRS fires alerts, including what they measure and how they can be used.

All registrants will receive a copy of the webinar recording even if they cannot join live.


  • Alice Gottesman, Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute (moderator)
  • Mikaela Weisse, Project Manager, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
  • Amy Pickens, Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland Global Land Analysis and Discovery (UMD GLAD) Lab
  • Dr. Johannes Reiche, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University