To combat fires it is essential to take an integrated approach, including fire protection measures and a warning system. The key factor in containing a forest fire is the amount of time that elapses between its outbreak and its detection. Unfortunately, even with the help of modern technologies and an extensive network of rangers observing the forests, there are cases where it takes hours or even days to detect a forest fire.
This challenge can be addressed with the help of Earth Observing Systems. By analysing high-resolution satellite images it becomes possible to detect outbreaks of fire anywhere in the world, with satellites serving as tireless sentinels, watching over our forests to spot fires and relay the information to people on the ground. This approach is underpinned by “/Technology/”.