This map shows clusters of hotspots of the day (last 24 hours) provided by VIIRS sensor on Suomi-NPP satellite with a spatial resolution of 375 m. Each red dot represents a center of a 1 km area in radius, with more than 3 detected thermal anomalies. In real life a hotspot typically means fire, although occasionally it can be any thermal anomalies, such as lava or gas flares (refineries, oil rigs, etc). Such map doesn’t show reasons of fires but almost all of them are man-made (exceptionally they could be caused by dry lightning, volcano or meteorite).
IFLs have high conservation value and are critical for stabilizing terrestrial carbon storage, harboring biodiversity, regulating hydrological regimes, and providing other ecosystem functions. The first global IFL map was prepared in 2006 (for circa 2000), which we updated in 2014 (for circa 2013) and in 2017.
Cataloging a forest as “Primary” can only be done in the field studies, however an estimation of the location and extent of these forests can be done using GIS and remote sensing techniques. The purpose of this first analysis based on Sentinel-2 multispectral satellite images is to evaluate the state of the forests, in order to eliminate the degraded areas in order to define and create an hierarchy for the next stages of documentation and final ground evaluation.
Our map is a tool which helps you find out the average air pollution figures for any hour, day or another period of time since July 5, 2017. Using the map, you can see how the concentration of any of the 15 pollutants changes over the course of the day as well as check at what hours and in what areas of the city the air is most polluted.
This coms material aims to discover, thanks to a dynamic mapping tool, Total’s ambitions to drill off the coast of Brazil and the risks associated with this project. It allows our audiences to understand and locate the issues and the various impacts this industrial project could have on local population and natural habitats.
The “Nature Guardian” data platform is an GIS information sharing platform that is produced by Greenpeace, and is open to the public for free. Greenpeace collaborated with academic institutions and used remote sensing, geographic information systems, and global positioning system technology to draw the most complete map of China’s primary forest for the first time. In addition, the platform also contains a large number of existing information on the distribution of forests in China.
Greenpeace Russia has produced a map of stand replacement return intervals in the world’s northern forests (north of 40º northern latitude), which helps to evaluate whether recent forest management (at the scale of one hundred thousand ha*) may lead to forest depletion, also taking into account actual forest losses due to natural or semi-natural stand-replacement events.
In 2015, Indonesia suffered the worst forest fires this century, fuelled by decades of deforestation and peatland drainage. In their wake, President Joko Widodo announced new plans to protect and restore these areas. To aid this bold ambition, Greenpeace has prepared this interactive map which makes publicly available the most detailed company concession information and how it relates to peatlands, fire hotspots and deforestation alerts.