South East Asia Fire Monitoring

ASEAN Fire Alert Tool

Since March 2015 a Fire Alert Tool Phone Application for the ASEAN Region is available for android phones. This application is made possible with the financial support of the USAID LEAF project and is being implemented by Global Environment Centre (GEC). The phone application is aimed to allow the users to register a particular land area and to receive an alert message when a hotspot occurs within or nearby the registered land. The application is simple to use – kindly register at the following website:

and register up to 20 parcels of land by clicking around them on the map. Name the parcels in order to differentiate between multiple areas of land.

Then download the application by searching for ASEAN Fire Alert Tool in applications store (Google Play Store) on the smartphone and follow the instructions to link the application to match the verification code from the website.

Each day when the hotspot data is registered by theASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre, the tool system will download this data to the website and if a hotspot occurs within your registered land area, an alert notification is sent to your mobile phone. 


Expired (archived) Fire Monitoring Systems in the ASEAN Region:

Monitoring and Managing Wildland Fires in Indonesia

This is a 12-month collaborative project between the Indonesian Ministries of Forestry and Environment and the Department of Land Information’s Satellite Remote Sensing Services in Western Australia who processes real-time satellite data for the management and monitoring of fire across Australia (

Funding for the project is provided by AusAid – The Australian Overseas Aid Program (

Objective of the project is to develop the capacity of staff within the two Indonesian Ministries to:

·        Use free-to-air near real-time information of active fires burning in Indonesia that is accessible via the Internet, e.g.

·        Down load the Fire Hot Spots and incorporate them into local map products for wild fire management and environmental monitoring.

·        Distribute Fire Hot Spot products to end-users using appropriate methods such as mobile phone, Internet, facsimile and newsprint services.

·        Analyse the imagery from which the Fire Hot Spots are derived to validate the Fire Hot Spot algorithm, determine burnt area, type of vegetation and smoke plume characteristics.

·        Analyse other sources of satellite imagery for analysis of wildland fires.

·        Educate end-users in the interpretation of the Fire Hot Spot and Image information for fire management, policy and research.

The outcomes of the project will be achieved by:

·        An initial visit by SRSS, DLI to the Indonesian Ministries of Forestry and Environment  in September 2006 for planning and selection of eight persons to come to Australia for training.

·        Development of a training course to addressed the needs of the Indonesian Ministries of Forestry and Environment.

·        Training of eight people for 6 weeks in April 2007 from the Indonesian Ministries of Forestry and Environment in Western Australia by staff at Satellite Remote Sensing Service, Department of Land Information

Following the training in Australia a visit within two months to the Indonesian Ministries of Forestry and Environment to assess the implementation of the skills learnt.



Sean Macfarlane
Manager International Services (Incorporating DOLA International)
Department of Land Information
1 Midland Square, Midland WA 6056

Tel:      +61-8-9273 7020
Fax:     +61-8-9273 7693

Asia Pacific Network for Disaster Mitigation using Earth Observation Satellite (ANDES)

The objective of ANDES was the development of near real-time information systems that contribute to preventing/mitigating agro-environmental and forest disasters by using earth observation satellites. The obtained disaster information was automatically transferred to end users in the East and South-East Asian countries. Concerning the application for wildland fire (wildfires, land-use fires) the characteristics of the satellite data (DMSP, AVHRR, GMS) were evaluated from the point of operational use for fire detection. The fire location maps showing both the fires detected by NOAA-AVHRR and new (additionally detected) lights of DMSP-OLS were automatically produced every night and archived for public use (through this website). The coordinate files of the fire location were also created and transferred to Asian countries. The forest fire risk maps were developed based on the drought conditions of vegetation estimated from the time series data set of ten-days-composite image of NOAA and SPOT-Vegetation.

Until November 2004 daily generated fire maps were accessible via the ANDES website (website is still in place, but not updated since 23 November 2004):


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