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Happening Now

Fires

Active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for the last 24 hours up to the last 90 days.
 
Fires legend

Active fires are located on the basis of the so-called thermal anomalies produced by them. The algorithms compare the temperature of a potential fire with the temperature of the land cover around it; if the difference in temperature is above a given threshold, the potential fire is confirmed as an active fire or "hot spot."


  • Last 1 Day

  • Last 7 Days

  • Last 30 Days

  • Last 90 Days

Floods

Global historical and current flood events derived from news, governmental, instrumental, and remote sensing sources from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory and Flood hazard 100 year return period Layer from Global Flood Awareness System
 
Floods legend

Flood hazard 100 year return period

Inundated areas for flood events with a return period of 100 years, based on GloFAS climatology. Permanent water bodies derived from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database and from the Natural Earth lakes map (naturalearthdata.com).

  • Shallow (less than 1m)

  • Moderate (between 1 and 3 m)

  • Deep (between 3 and 10 m)

  • Very deep (permanent water)

Droughts

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts.
 
Drought legend

Risk of Drought Impact

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts. Formerly known as Likelihood of Drought Impact (LDI), it differs from the latter in that soil moisture anomaly is now included and updated every ten days (dekad).

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  • Medium

  • High


See also the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) of last month.
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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C.
 
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly legend

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C. Positive numbers mean the temperature is warmer than average; negative means cooler than average. More at NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

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Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alerts

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts.
 
Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alert legend

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts. More at: NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

  • No Stress

  • Watch

  • Alert Level 1

  • Alert Level 2

Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks

The DHW shows how much heat stress has accumulated in an area over the past 12 weeks (3 months).
 
Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks legend

The DHW shows how much heat stress has accumulated in an area over the past 12 weeks (3 months). In other words, NOAA add up the Coral Bleaching HotSpot values whenever the temperature exceeds the bleaching threshold. More at NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

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Climate

Elevation profile

Virtual elevation profile of the country providing minimum, maximum, median, mean elevation values in meters.
 
Min. (m) Mean (m) Max. (m) Std. Dev. (m)

Ecosystems

Terrestrial ecoregions

List of terrestrial ecoregions in country and protected areas coverage statistics.
Name Area (km²) % of ecoregion in country % of ecoregion protected in country % country contribution to global protection % of ecoregion protected worldwide
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Gap of Protection towards Aichi Target 11
On target
-1%
-2%
-5%
-10%
-17%

Marine ecoregions

List of marine ecoregions in country and protected areas coverage statistics.
Name Area (km²) % of ecoregion in country % of ecoregion protected in country % country contribution to global protection % of ecoregion protected worldwide
© DOPA Services
Gap of Protection towards Aichi Target 11
On target
-1%
-2%
-5%
-10%

Inland surface water

Areas of permanent and seasonal surface inland water and their changes over time (1984 - 2018) are expressed in km2 and percentages.
 
Area (km2) of permanent surface water (2018) Area (km2) of seasonal inland water (2018) Net change (km2) of permanent surface water (2018 – 1984) Net change (km2) of seasonal inland water Net change (%) of permanent surface water (2018 – 1984) Net change (%) in surface area of seasonal inland water
Water Occurrence (1984-2018)
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Sometimes Water
Always Water



The Water Occurrence dataset shows where surface water occurred between 1984 and 2018 and provides information concerning overall water dynamics. This product captures both the intra and inter-annual variability and changes. The occurrence is a measurement of the water presence frequency (expressed as a percentage of the available observations over time actually identified as water). The provided occurrence accommodates for variations in data acquisition over time (i.e. temporal deepness and frequency density of the satellite observations) in order to provide a consistent characterization of the water dynamic over time.

Water Occurrence Change Intensity (1984-1999 to 2000-2018)
Decrease
No Change
Increase



The Water Occurrence Change Intensity product shows where surface water occurrence increased, decreased or remained invariant between 1984 and 2018. Both the direction of change (i.e. increase, decrease or no change) and its intensity are documented. The occurrence change accommodates for variations in data acquisition over time (i.e. temporal deepness and frequency density of the satellite observations) in order to provide a consistent occurrence change measurement.

Water Transitions (1984-2018)
Permanent  
New Permanent  
Lost Permanent  
Seasonal  
New Seasonal  
Lost Seasonal  
Seasonal to Permanent  
Permanent to Seasonal  
Ephemeral Permanent  
Ephemeral Seasonal  



The Water Transitions map documents changes in water state between the first year and the last year of observation.

Forest cover

Forest cover (2000), forest loss (2000-2018) and forest gain (2000-2012) statistics are expressed in km2 and percent of the country area. Maps with the location of the areas of forest gain and loss are also provided.
Forest cover (km2) Forest cover (%) Forest loss (km2) Forest loss (%) Forest gain (km2) Forest gain (%)
Forest Loss and Gain Layer

  • Forest Loss

  • Forest Gain



Forest loss/gain layer as derived from a global remote sensing product based on Landsat data. See http://www.globalforestwatch.org/ for more details

Land degradation

Changes over 15 years (1999-2013) in the health and productive capacity of the land.
 
No biomass (km2) Persistent severe decline in productivity (km2) Persistent moderate decline in productivity (km2) Stable, but stressed; persistent strong inter-annual productivity variations (km2) Stable Productivity (km2) Persistent increase in productivity (km2)
Land Productivity Layer

  • Persistent severe decline in productivity

  • Persistent moderate decline in productivity

  • Stable, but stressed

  • Stable productivity

  • Persistent increase in productivity


Land fragmentation

Landscape pattern and fragmentation classes computed for the years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
 
Natural land pattern and fragmentation statistics (2015)
Core (km2) Non Natural (km2) Edge (km2) Core Perforation (km2) Islet (km2) Linear (km2)
Land Fragmentation Layer

  • Core

  • Non Natural

  • Edge

  • Core Perforation

  • Islet

  • Linear



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Ecosystem Services

Below ground carbon

Country statistics for the amount of below ground carbon
 
Min. (Mg) Mean (Mg) Max. (Mg) Std. Dev. (Mg) Sum (Pg)
Below Ground Carbon Map

0 Mg
>8,000 Mg
Below ground carbon


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Soil organic carbon

Country statistics for the amount of soil organic carbon (0-30 cm depth)
 
Min. (Mg) Mean (Mg) Max. (Mg) Std. Dev. (Mg) Sum (Pg)
Global Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC) Map

0 Mg
>25,000 Mg
The global soil organic carbon concentration map provides users with essential information on degraded areas and soil fertility as well as on the contribution to carbon storage mitigating climate change.


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Above ground carbon

Country statistics for above ground carbon
 
Min. (Mg) Mean (Mg) Max. (Mg) Std. Dev. (Mg) Sum (Pg)
Global Above Ground Carbon Map

0 Mg
>15,000 Mg
The above-ground carbon (AGC) layer is expressed in Mg (megagrams or tonnes) of biomass per km2


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Total carbon

Country statistics for the amount of total carbon (below ground C +  organic soil C + above ground C)
 
Min. (Mg) Mean (Mg) Max. (Mg) Std. Dev. (Mg) Sum (Pg)
Total Carbon Map

1 Mg2
>55,000 Mg
Below ground carbon


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Land Cover