Remote Sensing Centre already in 90s initiated the study of risks of fire with the use of remote sensing data. Our research on the issues of fire concerns estimating the threat of fire, location of outbreak of the fire, burned area mapping, analysis of the fire intensity and burn severity as well as assessment of post-fire vegetation recovery. Monitoring of fire events is performed using various remotely sensed data captured in thermal, optical, infrared and microwave spectrums.
The hotspot detected from space and fire extend obtained from optical and radar satellite data will be compared with the in situ data from the National Forest Fire Information System managed by the Forest Research Institution.
Research works on preparation of the method for evaluating sanitary conditions of forests with the use of aerial and satellite images were conducted within the project.