real time fire

The fire that occurred in Kalyvia Thorikou, Attica, at 16:25 p.m. on July 31st, 2017, was detected by the FireHub monitoring system in real time, within the first 10 minutes after the fire ignition time, using MSG SEVIRI satellite data. The service is delivered in real time to the Operations Control Room of the Hellenic Fire Brigade Authorities. In addition, the daily change of the Burned Areas (see screens in the following) was calculated automatically and mapped by the new service of FireHub within 30 minutes from satellite passing and image ingestion from the acquisition stations of BEYOND to the Data Processing Center. Another fire that occurred in the greater area of Spetses Island at 13:00 p.m. on August 1, 2017, was also detected in real time by the FireHub monitoring system, using MSG SEVIRI, SUOMI NPP, and MODIS (AQUA, TERRA) satellite data which were acquired by the BEYOND Ground Stations.

For a more detailed description of the Real Time Fire Monitoring service visit the following pdf document .


Ιn the summer of 2017 and during the fire-fighting period (1/5/2017 - 31/10/2017), the EO Centre of Excellence BEYOND for the monitoring of Natural Disasters which is hosted by the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), continued to play its societal role by deriving, supporting and distributing on a daily basis maps depicting the extent and the level of physical damages caused from every fire incident occurring over Greece.