Forest Fires

Data Application of the Month: Forest Fires

Around 330-431M ha around the world is affected by forest fire every year (cf. Giglio et al. 2010).  Forest fire is a natural

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Data Application of the Month: Forest Fires
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Algerian Alsat-2A to determine the impact of forest fires

Image of the areas affected by forest fires captured by Alsat-2A (Image: ASAL

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, has monitored the forest fires occurred during July thanks to its satellite Alsat-2A. It has helped to evaluate the impact over the affected region.

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Tue, 11/08/2015 - 12:44

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ICIMOD: SERVIR project's success in combating forest fires

Land cleared for "jhoom", a traditional shifting cultivation in Northeast India (Image: Prashanthns)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO), has developed a programme in order to prevent and manage forest fires through the SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, and in conjunction with the South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE).

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Mon, 03/08/2015 - 10:32

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RedLaTIF

La Red Latinoamericana de Teledeteccion e Incendios Forestales (RedLaTIF)  is a Latin American network that aims to coordinate and unite forest fires observation and management efforts in Latin America. This regional network workw together with the Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) network. Read more

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6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC-2015)

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The Korea Forest Service will join forces with Gangwon province to hold the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference in Oct, 2015, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in an effort to exchange views on wildland fire related international issues.

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12/10/2015 to 16/10/2015

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Pyeongchang

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Alpensia Resort Complex

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  • Republic of Korea

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Korea Forest Service (KFS), Gangwon Province

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Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness

Bhutan is prone to various hazards, including earthquakes.

<p>In an effort to enhance

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Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:18

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IGAC: Development of Forest Fire Detection and Classification App

Classification of a Forest Fire in Salamanca Island Road Park, Colombia, based on a 8 LDCM Landsat image

The Research and Development in Geographic Information Centre (CIAF) of IGAC, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, is working on the development of tools for

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Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:21

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Nepal: Remote Sensing Forest Fire Detection

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke and fires (2012)

In early April 2013, an operational remote sensing forest fire detection and monitoring system for Nepal was officially launched in Kathmandu, Nepal, as the Himalayan reported.

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Wed, 15/05/2013 - 16:15

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International Charter activated for Fires in Algeria

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 13 August 2012 to provide satellite imagery for the forest fires that have been ravaging the north of Algeria since June. They are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees . Three people have been reported killed in the fires, two of which were a firefighter and forest worker attempting to put out a blaze.

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Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:49

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Climate change may lead to more violent thunderstorms

Researchers are working to identify exactly how a changing climate will impact specific elements of weather, such as clouds, rainfall, and lightning. A Tel Aviv University researcher has predicted that for every one degree of warming, there will be approximately a 10 percent increase in lightning activity.

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:14
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