Web clients

Application: eStation 2.0 Analysis 

LanguageseStation 2.0 is available in English and French.

Release: June 2017

RequirementseStation 2.0 cannot be used for commercial purposes and is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Access: http://estation.jrc.ec.europa.eu/eStation2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application: Envinment Monitoring and Mapping (EMMA)

 

Languages: English, French, Portuguese

 

Release: 2013

 

Requirements: EMMA cannot be used for commercial purposes and is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Access: http://emma.jrc.ec.europa.eu/emma/index.php

 

 

 

 

Application: DOPA Explorer 1.0 provides simple means to explore protected areas, identify those with most unique ecosystems and species composition and assess the pressures they are exposed to through human development. DOPA Explorer is a web-based assessment tool where information on nearly 16,000 protected areas, covering almost 90% of the global protected surface, has been processed automatically to generate a set of indicators on ecosystems, climate, phenology, species, ecosystem services and pressures. DOPA Explorer can help identify the protected areas with most unique ecosystems and the species that have lowest level of protection, and assess the pressures they are exposed to because of human development.

 

Languages: DOPA Explorer 1.0 is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Release: April 2015

 

Requirements: DOPA Explorer 1.0 cannot be used for commercial purposes and is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Access: http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/explorer

 

   Manual: A user manuals can be accessed here

   Manual: Os manual do usuário pode ser acessado aqui

   Manuel: Un manuel d'utilisation peut être accessible ici

   Manual: El manul de usuario se puede aceder aqui

 

 

Application: 

During 2013 the JRC has developed a dedicated web client for fire monitoring in protected areas. The tool was especially designed to support people working in conservation and park management. It helps understanding the fire ecology of a protected area and the possible threats and pressures. Threats like poaching or conflicts (inside or outside the park) can be identified because they often cause fire, deliberately or by accident. The tool can be also a valuable mean to improve and verify the fire management plans in the protected area. More generally it allows to characterize the fire regimes as well as their alteration in time.

Here you can find a technical report describing the tool and the tutorial showing how to use it. 
For any inquires about the Fire Monitoring Tool please contact us at: pa-fires@jrc.ec.europa.eu
 
Datasets used in the tool
The tool is a web client that provides historical and near-real time information about fire activity derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) burned area and active fire products [2, 3]. The MODIS products are distributed by NASA FIRMS [4] and the University of Maryland and cover more than a decade, from late 2000 to present.
 
We assess fire activity using two types of information:
  • fire occurrence (location and timing of active fires)
  • burned area extent.
The user can select a protected area from the countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) of the ACP region and choose a period of time. For each selection the tool produces, on the fly, graphs, tables and maps of the fire activity. The content and its graphical representation have been designed to provide a synthesis of the fire activity by season and by vegetation classes. We update the information of fire occurrence daily and we distribute it 48 hours after the satellite acquisition. The burned areas information becomes available 1-2 months after the satellite observation because it requires a longer processing.
 
The maps of fire occurrence, fire density and burned area can be downloaded and used in a GIS environment or as simple images.
 
We focus on protected areas but we provide also information on their immediate surroundings (a buffer area of 25km around the park) to understand how they relate to each other. The difference in the fire density observed inside and outside a protected area is used as an indicator of the protected area's ecological condition in comparison to its context.
 

Languages: The Fire Monitoring Tool for Protected Areas is available in English, French, Spanish.

Released: 2013

Requirements: The Fire Monitoring Tool for Protected Areas cannot be used for commercial purposes and is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Access: http://firetool.jrc.ec.europa.eu