Watch the full version.
Annually, wildfires burn hundreds of hectares in the Brazilian Cerrado, impacting local flora and fauna. Fire is a natural agent in tropical savannahs and many plants species benefit from it.
However, when it is uncontrolled, it causes inestimable damage to fauna and flora, affecting species that take long time to regenerate and are fundamental to maintain the hydrologic cycle.
The Project aims to support actions to fight and prevent wildfires through monitoring the biome´s vegetation and near-real time simulation for estimating the risk of fire spread.
Three National Parks were chosen for developing the fire propagation model for helping planning prevention and fighting of wildfires.