Virtual technical advisory support to Honduras


UN-SPIDER held six webinars and discussion sessions with staff at the Forest Conservation Institute of the Ministry of Environment and staff at the national office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in order to raise awareness of novel satellite technologies and products for monitoring forest fires. Participants took note of the UN-SPIDER recommended practice on burn severity mapping, the capacity of the Sentinel-5P satellite to monitor smoke dispersion in the atmosphere and a procedure developed in Colombia for assessing the susceptibility of vegetation to forest fires.

As a follow-up, UN-SPIDER will provide technical advisory support to the Forest Conservation Institute through the creation of a 20-year database of forest fires (2000–2020), the modelling of the susceptibility of vegetation to forest fires in two geographical areas identified by the Institute and dedicated training on the use of these novel applications.