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MEDIA ADVISORY: Global Forest Watch-Fires To Monitor Fires in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA— As the dry season begins in Indonesia, the risk of fires and haze is growing. On July 23, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Indonesia’s National REDD+ Agency (BP REDD) will launch Global Forest Watch Fires (GFW-Fires), an online platform to monitor and respond to forest and land fires in Southeast Asia. The platform builds off the Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform and will feature the highest-resolution commercially available satellite imagery from Digital Globe, near real-time fire alerts from NASA and NOAA, an SMS alert system, land-use and concession maps, and more.

The launch event at the BP REDD office in Jakarta will include leaders from civil society and government to discuss how GFW-Fires can be used to monitor and respond to fires and haze across Southeast Asia. GFW- Fires is a collaboration between WRI, BP REDD, Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), Digital Globe, Google, Esri, and others.

Featured speakers include: Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Head of UKP4; Heru Prasetyo, Head of BP REDD; Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman Yayasan WRI Indonesia; and Dr. Nigel Sizer, WRI; and Andika Putraditama, WRI.

WHAT

Launch of Global Forest Watch Fires (GFW-Fires), an online platform for monitoring and responding to forest and land fires in Southeast Asia.

WHO

WHERE

BP REDD office
Mayapada Building, 15th Floor
Jalan Sudirman, Jakarta

WHEN

July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (WID)

RSVP

Andika Putraditama, Outreach Officer, WRI Indonesia; aputraditama@wri.org

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