Fire management

ZEBRIS has a long-standing experience in assessing impacts by forest and land fires and in establishing wildfire decision support systems such as fire threat analysis based on GIS and remote sensing tools. ZEBRIS is involved in a number of project that deal with the quantification of trace gas and particulate matter emissions from fires.

Fire information from space at your fingertips

We launched a new website called firemaps.net. firemaps.net provides Earth Observation based services to the fire management and climate mitigation communities.firemaps.net supports fire management…

Quantification of emissions from industrial gas flares

According to a recent study (Bonde et al., JGR 2013), black carbon has the second strongest effect on the earth climate system after carbon dioxide. While industrial gas flares are estimated to…

Analysis of burned areas in Tanzania

In order to effectively manage fire in the landscape and to implement mitigation activities to counter adverse fire effects, it is imperative to have a sound idea of fire occurrences. Within the…

Fire monitoring in APPS4GMES

According to current estimates, up to 30% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are caused by deforestation and fires in the tropics and subtropics. Based on satellite remote sensing data, ZEBRIS…

Fire Monitoring Constellation (FMC)

The German experimental satellite mission BIRD (Bi-spectral InfraRed Detection, 2001 – 2004) demonstrated the capabilities of spaceborne high-resolution remote sensing for fire detection and…

Helping to Improve Fire Management in South Sumatra

According to recent studies, forest and vegetation fires in South-East Asia are a considerable source of greenhouse gases. According to a World Bank report, Indonesia is the third-largest CO2…

Market study on a dedicated fire monitoring satellite constellation

Wildland fires destroy valuable assets and cause severe economic losses not only in forests and plantations, but also to infrastructure and private property. According to the FAO, an average area of…