WILDFIRE INFORMATION SYSTEM
ADVANCED FIRE INFORMATION SYSTEM (AFIS)
Wildfire Information Monitoring and Visualisation framework.
The Advance Fire Information System (AFIS) is an integrated ICT solution developed and owned by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and provides operational near real-time information for the prevention, monitoring, management and assessment of wildfire as a risk or hazard to society on a local, regional and global scale.
ACTIVE FIRE DETECTION
AFIS utilises a portfolio of GEO (Geostationary Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Earth observation satellites to detect wildfires globally and is fully integrated with the FireHawk camera system. Locations and images of fires detected by FireHawk are available on the AFIS Web Viewer and Dashboard.
FIRE DANGER RATING
Five day fire danger forecasts for any location based on the Canadian Fire Weather Index or any custom user specified model. Weather Forecast data acquired from multiple global resources and continuously calibrated to local conditions.
BURNED AREA ESTIMATION
The CSIR has produced a new merged burned area product by fusing the standard MCD45 and MCD64 MODIS products.
The Fire Dashboard was developed for a control centre environment where operators can setup, integrate and visualise various data sources for a specific area of interest. The dashboard consists of widgets that represent various components such as a dynamic table, Fire Danger forecasts and animated satellite imagery.
The AFIS Statistics data portal provide burned area estimates for any administrative boundary or pre-defined area of interest. The statistics are provided in hectares per month for the MODIS merged burned area product (500m) as well as the Landsat 8 burned area product (30m). All statistics are automatically calculated and updated within the data portal.
The AFIS web viewer is an online GIS system that integrates dynamic fire information with baseline localised data sets to help with planning and the analysis of current and historical fire patterns.
The AFIS mobile application assist fire managers with fire prediction, detection and historical information based on current location or any defined area of interest. It also includes weather forecasts and vegetation conditions.
The AFIS alert platform is a state-of-the-art multi-dimensional alert messaging system with a built in GIS capability to allow for the dissemination of various types of alert messages. The alert platform not only allows for basic alerts protocols, but allow users to receive messages based on rule based algorithms.
AFIS integrates multiple data sources, including satellites, automated camera systems and crowd sourcing into a seamless network. It is a hosted software solution and supports both ground based resources through mobile solutions and dispatch control centers with a fire dashboard and integrates with any existing GIS platforms and CMSs (Content Management Systems).
- Fire Weather/Danger Forecast 10 day hourly.
- Fire Weather/Danger Nowcasting using Private weather stations.
- Fire Risk Model based on FDI, fuel load, condition, topography, high value areas.
- Vegetation condition estimates.
- GOES, MODIS,VIIRS plus Landsat 8, Sentinel 2, FireBird.
- Dynamic Fire Spread Modelling, Active Fire profiling.
- Alert – SMS/email/internet push notification.
- Crowd sourcing detection through AFIS Watchtower app.
- Integration with Forest Camera detections.
- Landsat/Sentinel 2/Deimos access.
- Automated Landsat/Sentinel Burn Area mapping.
- Fire Spread Analysis post fire.
- Post fire forensic analysis from high resolution satellite and in situ data.