Forest Fires

 

Preparedness

ISRO prepares Forest Fire Regime maps using historical forest fires observed from satellite data. These maps help in identifying critical areas where forest fires are prevalent and the average duration of forest fires. These details help the decision makers.

 

Early Warning

Many attempts are made to use multi-criteria approach in GIS environment to provide early warning and vulnerability maps. More research in such area further continued on experimental basis.

 

Response

ISRO regularly prepares Forest Fire alert maps using satellite data and provides to FSI and other State Forest Departments. This near real time data dissemination through Bhuvan Geoportal and SMS alerts help forest department for taking quick action. During 2018, burnt area assessment was done for Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Tamilnadu.

 

Forest Fire