Fires in Tunisia

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2020] processed by Sentinel Hub.

Upon the request of the National Office for Civil Protection (ONPC) of Tunisia, the UN-SPIDER programme produced and provided a map with fires detected during the 2020 fire season. The active fire data was obtained from the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), which provides MODIS Collection 6 (1km resolution) and VIIRS (375m resolution) active fire/hotspot information.

Besides a map, UN-SPIDER also provided the project files for import into the free and open source GIS application QGIS. During a subsequent call with stakeholders in Tunisia, UN-SPIDER explainted the space-based data and methdology used for the production of the map.