The Global Resource Information Database (GRID) is the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP’s) world-wide network of environmental data centres. GRID is part of UNEP’s Division of Environmental Information and Assessment (DEIA), which manages the globally-distributed GRID network from UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The GRID-Geneva office, established in mid-1985, coordinates European regional activities on behalf of DEIA and maintains a vast archive of global, European and other geo-spatial databases as part of its data and information management function. GRID-Geneva specialises in the preparation and provision of value-added environmental data, derived information for decision-making and client-specific databases. GRID-Geneva also carries out regional coordination, information networking and technical support activities for UNEP and its partner agencies.
In February 1999, GRID published a global review of wildfires: