The “Fire SEC” Scientific Expertise Centre brings together teams from Irstea, ONF and Sertit that develop early mapping of the outlines and intensity of forest fires, interface fires and damage to vegetation. The users are land managers and fire risk managers, firefighting services.

The product resulting from the Fire SEC is updated before and after the occurrence. It has a scale from 0.5 m to 20 m and covers the Mediterranean area, the Southwest and the Landes.

The data used are radiometrically and geometrically corrected VHR image series: Pleiades, Sentinel, SPOT 6&7, Landsat 8.


  • 2017: specification of processing methods, first season of field calibration, and demonstration products using images over limited areas
  • 2018: second season of field calibration, and development of an operational production chain
  • 2019: production over the entire area subject to forest fires


Marielle Jappiot