The FireWatch Indonesia Project is a collaborative project between Indonesia's
Ministry of Forestry, the
Institute of Aeronautics and Space LAPAN
and Ministry of Environment, and the Australian
Government through AusAID and the Western
Australian Government Department Landgate.
Based on Landgate's Firewatch System for Australia, the project has designed, built and installed a fire monitoring system covering the whole of Indonesia to enable the generation of valuable fire monitoring information to effectively fight fires. This information will enable early detection of fires leading to their suppression and minimising the spread of fires into Indonesia’s forest and peatland habitats.
It will generate valuable fire monitoring information for the whole of Indonesia including near-real time monitoring of active fires using the MODIS satellite sensor on board the Terra and Aqua satellites. It will provide access to burnt area mapping datasets developed by Ministry of Forestry and enable Time Series Analysis of hot spots overlaid with other mapping information to identify the origin and track the spread of fires. The ability to access this information will assist in the development of strategy and policy to reduce the incidence and severity of fires.
FireWatch Indonesia delivers essential fire monitoring information via a web based data delivery system called IndoFire. The system will provide free and open access to all stakeholder groups including public and private sector agencies at all levels. Indofire is being designed to Integrate with Indonesia’s developing Forest Monitoring Systems (FRIS).
To access IndoFire please click on the links below.