Welcome to the Wildfire Information System country profiles
The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) is a joint initiative of the Group of Earth Observation and Copernicus work programmes. The country profile application provides an historical perspective of fire regimes at country and sub-country level for the period 2002-2019.
The GWIS provides a comprehensive assessment of fire regimes and global fire impacts. It serves as a tool to support operational wildfire management at scales ranging from national to global.
The GWIS brings together available data and information from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), the Global Observation of Forest Cover- Global Observation of Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), Fire Implementation Team (GOFC Fire IT), and the associated Regional Networks. For the period 2002-2019, the country profiles for Africa include maps of yearly/monthly burnt areas, burnt area frequency and burnt area seasonality. Additionally, it provides multi-year and single-year charts of 1) Number of fires, 2) Burnt areas -, 3) Fire regimes (seasonality), 4) Monthly fire size distribution per year, 5) Land cover damage, and 6) Yearly/monthly wildfire emissions. Data are downloadable in the application. More information at https://gwis.jrc.ec.europa.eu