Near Real-Time Active Fire Data from NASA on WWF-SIGHT

Pablo Izquierdo 14 February 2017

We just added a new layer to WWF-SIGHT showing active fires around the World for the last 24, 48 hours. This data comes fromt the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), which distributes Near Real-Time (NRT) active fire data within 3 hours of satellite overpass from both MODIS and VIIRS. FIRMS was developed to provide near real-time active fire locations to natural resource managers that faced challenges obtaining timely satellite-derived fire information.

Interactive map of the active fires around the World in the last 48 hours (Click on top left of the map for more info).

FIRMS was developed by the University of Maryland, with funds from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, to provide near real-time active fire locations to natural resource managers that faced challenges obtaining timely satellite-derived fire information.

For more information, visit the FIRMS website.