This five and a half minute video shows how you can download high resolution Sentinel 2 Satellite images from the Remote Pixel website (http://remotepixel.ca) and then use the free SAGA GIS software (www.saga-gis.org) to highlight burnt areas. It also compares these images with similar ones from Landsat 8.
This short video shows how you can use the NAFI (www.firenorth.org.au) animation tool for older hotspots to visualise the spread of a fire. A large fire from September and October 2016 in the Kimberley region is used as an example.
For more information on this animation tools and other tools for planning you can download this help pdf from the NAFI site.
This website displays a global map that displays near-real-time wind flows, ocean current flows etc. as swirling, animated streaks. Can be useful for visualising wind strength and direction at a broad, landscape scale.
Hints: Double-click a point on the map to zoom in. Zoom in is limited. Click earth to see control panel. To see current wind conditions make sure Control=Now, Mode = Air, Height=Sfc, Overlay=Wind. The overlay is a guide to wind strength.
2 videos on how to use the Garmin Rino hand held GPS unit and radio. From getting started and setting up to managing tracks. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
4 videos on how to use the Garmin Basecamp software, from setting up to importing and exporting data from a GPS unit to exporting as GPX file or to Google Earth and how to split GPS tracks. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
3 videos on using the Google Earth map viewer. From getting started to creating and viewing your own tracks, markers and map layers. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
3 minute video on set-up and footage from a Garmin GPS camera mounted on an aircraft and used to map vegetation. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
4 videos on how to use the Garmin VIRB GPS Camera - what comes in the box, how to set it up, how to use it on a patrol and how to transfer videos etc. to a computer. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
5 minute video on how to use a mouse and keyboard with your computer. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
7 minute video on how to use Windows Explorer for organising the files on your computer. From the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox
18 minute video on more advanced ways of managing your files and folders using Windows Explorer. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox
3 videos on how to get started and edit videos and images that have been taken on a Garmin VIRB GPS Camera. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox
8 minute video on how to make pictures (taken with digital cameras or downloaded) smaller so they can be emailed or displayed on a website etc. From the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox
10 minute video on how to use Microsoft Word for reporting and planning your land or fire management operations. From Xavier Espiau and the Northern Land Council’s Land Air Sea Toolbox.
Aboriginal people play a very important role in managing fire on central Australian country. This learning resource, produced by the Central Land Council, NT, is for Aboriginal ranger groups in central Australia who do burning as part of their work.
In Ngallabigee in Cape York Peninsula the practice of traditional burning has been absent for over two decades. In this video, produced by the Northern Australian Hub of the National Environmental Research Program, Traditional Owner Dion Creek explains how Ngallabigee has changed over that time and highlights why cultural practices, such as traditional burning, are important for landscape management.
Every year since 2007 the Garawa and Waanyi Garawa rangers conduct early dry season burning. This short video produced by the Northern Australia Hub of the National Environmental Research Program, provides an insight into the annual burning regime.
A short video produced by the Northern Australia Hub of the National Environmental Research Program about the potential for weeds to threaten carbon offset programs. Researchers have identified gamba grass and other invasive weeds as a potential threat to landholder involvement in environmental offset programs such as the Carbon Farming Initiative.
Short video produced by coolaustralia.org about the early season burning undertaken on Fish River station by the indigenous rangers managing the property
Short video about the work the Kowanyama rangers are doing as part of their Emissions Reduction Fund registered project on Oriners Station in Cape York, Queensland. The project has running since 2012.
Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research have produced a guide on how to download and view free Landsat images of fire scars in an area of interest. These are higher resolution images than those used for the NAFI fire scar mapping and do require downloading large files (50Mb to 1Gb in size), but once downloaded they do show much more detail of burnt areas and free software can be used to further highlight the burnt areas. This can be useful for checking on the extent of fire breaks and on the impact on different types of country.
Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research have produced a technical guide to the NAFI website. The document explains how the site works beyond just visualising fire information, and describes how best to use the data for fire management. The booklet is a useful guide to the information behind the website and how to use the site through the course of the fire season
Fire-related resources concerning Northern Australia, as developed by the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC
A link to the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016, produced by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. The information is designed to "assist fire and land management agencies in making strategic decisions such as resource planning and prescribed fire management, to reduce the negative impacts of bushfire."
The Outlook was a product of the Northern Australian Fire Managers Forum, which was held in Alice Springs in June 2016.
The Rangelands NRM Fire Management page, which includes a link to 'Guiding Principles for fire management in the WA rangelands'. This resource, developed by the Rangelands Fire Leadership Group for fire management in the WA rangelands, outlines guiding principles and critical knowledge gaps for fire management in each of the WA rangelands regions.