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Title: Fire events in the European Forest Fire Information System (version 2-3-1)


This dataset series refers to the information on burnt areas and fire severity provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). ▷How to cite: see below◁  

1 - Burnt areas. The burnt area mapping is a service implemented since 2000 that detects and analyzes the evolution of the fire events during the fire seasons and since 2007 during the whole year. A burnt area monitored in the EFFIS system is an area damaged by a wildfire event; in the system only areas that are about 30 hectares or larger are detected. Fires occurred only on agricultural areas are not mapped. A wildfire event can start either from an agricultural area or from a wildland area. Irrespective of the ignition point, to be considered in EFFIS a fire event must damage a wildland area. This means that the fire was either generated in the natural areas by spontaneous or anthropogenic sources, or sparked in agricultural fields and went out of control up to damage wildland. The mapping provided by EFFIS is ...

Related resources

Data access

  • [Download] Data Download Service TIFF

    Data download service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

  • [VIEW] [WMS] EFFIS View Service HTML

    EFFIS view service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
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Temporal coverage

From: 2007-01-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) fire; natural hazard; scientific research
Geographic information
Fire events information is based on remote sensing input data. Burnt area and fire severity are estimated with different methods. 1 - Burnt areas: fire monitoring in EFFIS integrates different methodologies, from near real-time (NRT) to final best estimates of burnt area. The ...
Geographic bounding box

72.0° N, 45.0° E, 25.0° S, -20.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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