Methods for fire monitoring
FireSense – Methods for fire monitoring
A fire monitoring system based on remote sensing is being developed to better estimate the gas and aerosol emissions of vegetation and peat fires and to support targeted firefighting. Within the research and development project FireSense new and improved information products for the characterisation of vegetation fires and for the derivation of trace gas and aerosol emissions from infrared observations of fires and mapping of the burnt area are developed. Satellites and airplane/helicopter and drone based sensors are deployed to develop and validate the new products.
The outcome of the product development is a fire information system to support environmental authorities, protected area managers and fire brigades.
Financing and project partners
FireSense is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics within the framework of the central innovation program for medium-sized businesses (ZIM)
Other project partners:
- King’s College Londen
- Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
- Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH