Fire Extent and Severity Mapping (FESM) 2022/23

Fire severity is a metric of the loss of biomass caused by fire. In collaboration with the NSW Rural Fire Service, DPE Remote Sensing & Regulatory Mapping team has developed a semi-automated approach to mapping fire extent and severity through a machine learning framework based on sentinel 2 satellite imagery. The statewide severity map has standardised classes to allow comparison of different fires across the landscape. The FESM severity classes include: unburnt, extent only (grass fires), low severity (burnt understory, unburnt canopy), moderate severity (partial canopy scorch), high severity (complete canopy scorch, partial canopy consumption), extreme (full canopy consumption).

This dataset represents the 2022/23 fire year including all wildfires >10ha with a fire start date between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title FESMv3
Edition FESMv3
Purpose Bushfire response planning and analysis by land and environmental managers
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) Fire,Landscape Ecology,Forest Fire Management
Metadata Date 2023-10-04
Date of Asset Creation 2023-10-04
Date of Asset Publication 2023-10-04
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2021-07-01 - 2022-06-30
Datum GDA94 / NSW Lambert
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2023"