NAFI (North Australian Fire Information)

The NAFI site was developed by the former Tropical Savannas Cooperative Research Centre and north Australian fire managers and is supported by the Northern Territory Government. It sources relevant fire management data, such as hotspots (locations of recently burning fires as deteced by satellites) and fire scars (maps of recently burnt country as detected by satellites) and displays them as maps tailored to north Australian conditions.

Hotspots are sourced from Landgate Western Australia (from NOAA and NASA satellites) and Geoscience Australia (from NASA satellites).

Firescars are sourced from Bushfires NT (for NT and northern WA fire scars) and Cape York Peninsula Sustainable Futures (for Queensland).

The site has also been funded by the Federal Government's Natural Heritage Trust program, through the NT NRM Board. The site is hosted at Charles Darwin University.

NAFI (North Australian Fire Information

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RIEL Headlines

  • Thu, 14/11/2013

    A book detailing the devastating impact of one of Australia’s most successful invasive species and the lessons that can be learned from the “unintended consequences” of species’ introduction will be launched this week (Friday, 15 November).

  • Fri, 01/11/2013

    The great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin will introduce “Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia”, the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by Charles Darwin University and commencing on November 11.

  • Tue, 08/10/2013

    Representatives from across the Arafura and Timor seas have come together this week to share ideas about sustainable activities for the conservation and management of marine and coastal resources.

  • Thu, 12/09/2013

    A conservation biologist who has spent most of the past 35 years in tropical Australia will suggest that improvements in the listing processes and modifications to legislation could improve the targeting of threatened species investment.

  • Fri, 06/09/2013

    A research project investigating how fire affects the food source of one of northern Australia’s most iconic bird species could provide clues to its future conservation.

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    Fri, 16/08/2013

    New research funded through the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will determine the feasibility of carbon farming through reforestation.

  • Thu, 15/08/2013

    As the debate continues to rage about prescribed burning, leading bushfire researchers from Charles Darwin University and around the world have contributed their perspectives in a series of papers published today.

  • Sat, 03/08/2013

    DEEP in the tropical savanna of Australia's far north lies an Aboriginal sacred place that could hold the clues to a mystery scientists have puzzled over for more than a century.

  • Thu, 01/08/2013

    A Charles Darwin University researcher has peered into the murky depths of the behaviour of Northern Australia’s most voracious predator finding their innate survival instinct begins from day one.

  • Tue, 02/07/2013

    New research has revealed that cane toads have wiped out some populations of dwarf crocodiles in northern Australia.
     

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