The Fynbos Fire Project has a number of aspects each related to the assessment and management of fire within the Fynbos Biome. The project is working with a range of stakeholders in the various regions that form part of the biome. Key stakeholders are the Fire Prevent Associations that act as co-ordinating agents in managing fire at a regional level. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing an Advanced Fire Information System that is used to process and supply fire related information, including a Fire Danger index, to the regions.
Real time weather data from automatic weather stations is a key input to the fire information system. CSAG and Intermet Africa have partnered to provide automatic weather stations installed at strategic locations around the Fynbos Biome. CSAG will curate data from these weather stations that will form an invaluable resource for research in the Biome. In addition to fire management and risk assessment a key outcome of the project is ongoing research into fire regimes and potential linkages to climate change.
Time frames: Funded from April 2013 to April 2015 with an extension to install additional stations until December 2015
Funder: Global Environmental Fund through the Fynbos Fire Project
Partners: Intermet Africa