The North Australian Fire Information (NAFI) Website

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This website displays satellite information on the location of current fires (“hotspots”) in close-to-real-time across the whole of north Australia – including all of rural and remote Queensland. There are also weekly updates on the locations of country burnt by fire (fire-scars). The data come from various satellites to maximize coverage across north Australia. Hotspot data is sourced from the WA Department of Land Information and Geoscience Australia, while fire scar maps are generated by the Tropical Savannas CRC, Bushfires NT and the Cape York Peninsula Development Association.

The site also provides: weather information such as wind speeds and temperature; various fire history maps; lightning strike locations; satellite images; a range of tools for analysing fire behaviour; and notification by email of fires in a given area.

The NAFI site is specifically designed to meet the needs of northern fire managers and as many have slower internet connections the site is customised to provide fire maps very rapidly; also the combination of hotspots and hand-mapped fire scars and the way they are displayed has been tailored to meet the needs of the landscape-scale fire management in the north.

End users were involved in developing and designing site and the development of the site has been supported by the Australian Government's Natural Heritage Trust.

In this way the site adds value to the hotspot data provided by WA Landgate and Geoscience Australia. The Tropical Savannas CRC works closely with these two organisations to improve the service offered through user feedback.

For more detailed information on the site, you can download the pdf document from the menu on the right. 

Go to www.firenorth.org.au 

Contacts

Dr Peter Jacklyn
NRM Networks Coordinator
Office of Research and Innovation
Tel: 08 8946 6285

Mobile: 0429 091 470
Fax: 08 8946 7107

Charles Darwin University
DARWIN, NT 0909


Documents

NAFI Overview
An overview of the North Australian Fire Information (NAFI) website [pdf 258.7 kb]