Assessing wildfire damage

Assessing wildfire damage

Measure burnt areas and burn severity

Following the most extensive wildfires in recent years in Cyprus in July 2021, we determined the burnt areas and burn severity using Sentinel-2 satellite data.

This is used to plan rehabilitation and recovery measures and to help in the determination of damages.


  • Following the devastating Cyprus wildfires of July 2021, information was needed to plan rehabilitation measures and determine the extent of damage.

  • A burnt area of 38 square kilometres was determined by satellite image analysis.

  • Burn severity was also mapped from the same Sentinel-2 images.