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In the context of the exceptional fire events of autumn 1997 in South East Asia, the document gives a brief overlook on the two main activities of the Monitoring of Tropical Vegetation Unit (Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Centre) concerning forests and fires monitoring in the tropics:

- The FIRE project on biomass burning (Fire in global Resources and Environmental monitoring);
- The TREES project on tropical forest monitoring (TRopical Ecosystems Environment observation by Satellite) including the Burned Forest Regional Map project on Borneo (Indonesia) carried out in collaboration with ESA-ESRIN. N.

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Authors: JANODET E, JRC Ispra (IT);ANTIKIDIS E, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Southeast Asian Land/Forest Fires: Science and Policy (SG), April 30-May 2, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41665 ORA
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