Consulting services for the Comoé National Park Administration in Côte d’Ivoire. Implementation of the fire monitoring platform to support fire management and documentation of fire events in a large West African National Park. 


The Comoé National Park in the north of Côte d’Ivoire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its high biodiversity. During the dry season, which lasts from November to April, the savannah burns in large parts of the park. Although such fires are part of the ecosystem, it is important for the park managers of the National Park Authority OIPR to receive timely information on the area of the fire, the fire spread and the fire intensity in order to preserve the biodiversity in the park. 


With the help of the platform a management information system for the park was established. In addition to the regular recording of fire areas in 20 m ground resolution, weather data for predicting fire intensity were integrated into the system, a fire management plan was designed in cooperation with the client, greenhouse gas emissions from the fires were estimated and a validation campaign was conducted. 


  • Simple, intuitive user interface of enabled a quick training in distance learning 
  • Regular updating of the fire areas gives the management a quick and timely overview 
  • On-site validation strengthens the reliability of the information provided 
  • Management objectives can be represented spatially and documented with web-based tools. 


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Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusamenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


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