SUPPORTING FIRE MANAGEMENT & CONTROL WITH INNOVATIVE EARTH OBSERVATION PRODUCTS
Fire is a natural and ecologically important process in many ecosystems. Anthropogenic land use intensification has led to a large, global increase in fire frequency and fire propagation, which has disturbed the natural balance in many ecosystems. Fire-related greenhouse gas emissions are major contributors to climate change. This holds especially true for fires in tropical forests. Mitigation measures related to fire management and fire control can be substantially supported by innovative Earth Observation products.