Northern Australian Fire Information (NAFI)

North Australian Fire Information (NAFI) is a great online tool design for real-time fire tracking toll. providing satellite maps of active fires and comprehensive information on fire history across the north.

Advanced Features of NAFI

  •  Create your own custom maps and email fire alerts
  • Use NAFI to help with fire planning for your property
  • Use NAFI data with hand-held GPS units
  • View NAFI data in Google Earth and other viewers
  • Use NAFI to help predict fire spread

Savanna Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework (SMERF)

SMERF is an on-line tool available for stakeholders to evaluate the effects of fire on individual properties or regions where burnt area mapping is available. SMERF has standardised monitoring and evaluation, making it readily accessible for all levels of land management for nearly 70 per cent of continental Australia. SMERF can also be applied wherever fire history mapping is available, at any scale.

SMERF Metrics

  • Area, season and frequency
  • Long unburnt
  • Patchiness
    • Distance to unburnt vegetation
    • Distance to long unburnt vegetation
    • Pyro-heterogeneity

Projection Augmented Landscape Models (PALM)

Projection Augmented Physical Landscape technology is bringing science and local Indigenous knowledge together in a way that facilitates two-way learning about environmental history and science in the very diverse, cross-cultural, cross-linguistic space of northern Australia.

Landscapes look spectacular, like an animated hologram of country, they are multi-sensory and interactive, pulling people into learn and teach by providing a stage to elicit sharing of local stories from the land.

Savanna Fire Forum

The Savanna Fire Forum aims to facilitate discussion and enabling the sharing of experiences from across northern Australia and identifying critical issues for the future of the industry. 

For two days in Darwin, on beautiful Larrakia country, this forum provides a place for fire managers, Indigenous land managers, carbon industry practitioners, scientists, policy makers and other interested parties from across Australia to reflect, connect and share knowledge about savanna fire management.

Carbon Farming

Projection Augmented Physical Landscape technology is bringing science and local Indigenous knowledge together in a way that facilitates two-way learning about environmental history and science in the very diverse, cross-cultural, cross-linguistic space of northern Australia.

Landscapes look spectacular, like an animated hologram of country, they are multi-sensory and interactive, pulling people into learn and teach by providing a stage to elicit sharing of local stories from the land.

International Fire Management Initiative

Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research is part of the International Fire Management Initiative, which essentially is transferring all of the Savanna Fire Methodology DCBR developed in North Australia to the African Savannas.

The Initiative works in collaboration with partner governments for the delivery of specific pilot Indigenous Fire Management implementation projects and is supported by the Australian Government, with additional in kind and other contributions.