Fire disrupting events are frequent in the mediterranean area, a phenomenon which deserves attention in relation to human threats and climate change.

The Sentinel-2 constellation by the European Space Agency (ESA) provides multispectral images with revisit time of 5 days.

The evolution of the fires expansion on three sadly known hot-spots of 2023 summer Rhodes, Corfu (Greece) and Palermo (Italy) has been tracked (method presented here DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2023.3301056).

The results illustrated in the three maps below are self explanatory, giving evidence of the dramatic nature of this’ year fires.

Palermo fires up to July 31, 2023

Rhodes fires up to July 28, 2023

Corfu fires up to July 30, 2023