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European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleEuropean Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
CreatorEuropean Commission DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)
DescriptionThe European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU countries and provides the European Commission services and the European Parliament with updated and reliable information on wildland fires in Europe. Three main application areas are active and publicly available: (1) the Current fire situation; (2) the Advanced viewer (the traditional EFFIS mapping interface); and (3) the Fire news. The Current fire situation provides quick access to key information to monitor the fire situation in Europe along the fire season: fire danger forecast up to 6 days, daily updated hot spots and burned area maps of larger fires (normally those larger than 50 ha), daily updated satellite images (MODIS). The traditional EFFIS mapping interface provides access to a much wider range of information, including historical and current EFFIS datasets, and allows more advanced queries, such as summarized burned areas or fire danger levels. The Fire news provides easy access to the media news available in the web (last 15 days) on forest fires in Europe, grouped by country. A map of Europe shows how many news are available per country and allows the user to access the news of a given country by clicking on the map. In addition there is a restricted access section for data and information exchange among the EC services, the fire protection services of the EU Member States and all the countries of the EFFIS network.
Keywordsinformation services; fire; databases; maps; forest fires; fire risk forecast; damage assessment; rapid damage assessment; EU Fire Database; atmospheric emissions; vegetation regeneration; post-fire risk
TypeDatabases, Information services, Maps, EC-EU resources
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 Published: February 2 2007 | Last updated: January 18 2013