firemaps.net supports fire management through ready-to-use information on fire impact and smoke emissions. Fire is widespread in savannah landscapes in Africa, Australia and South America. Climate change mitigation projects can build conservation financing by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fires, tapping a market that according to the UN is expected to grow to up to 30 billion USD annually. firemaps.net is where mangers and policy makers can get information to develop management strategies and monitor their success. Using Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 satellites, the solution provides timely fire information for areas of any size up to and including entire countries. Long time-series are derived from historical satellite data to estimate potential reductions of fire emissions. firemaps.net is available as a web application, a geospatial service for use in GIS programs, and as a mobile app.
firemaps.net provides customers with ready-to-use and continuously available information that was previously compiled through complex and costly studies. Reductions in cost may make savanna fire emissions reduction projects viable that would otherwise not have been.
«Information about fire is relevant for many aspects – ranging from human security to ecosystem management. firemaps.net shows how remote sensing data can be transformed into fire information. By providing this information in a user friendly way to environmental managers, it enables them to make informed decisions and to reduce negative impacts from bush and savanna fires, such as greenhouse gas emissions or damages to trees.»
Dr Doris Klein
Scientific Coordinator FireBIRD
German Aerospace Center (DLR)