Southeast Asian Nations collaborate on satellite fire data

Fires in Burma, Thailand and Laos seen from Space.
Fires in Burma, Thailand and Laos seen from Space.
Credits: NASA

Future.gov reported that the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have formally agreed to adopt the haze monitoring system and share satellite data to help locate fires.

The $100,000 monitoring system developed in Singapore will be implemented in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Thailand. By comparing high resolution imagery with land use and concession maps of fire-prone areas, the system will help locate fires.