Savanna Burning Abatement Tool

About SavBAT

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The Savanna Burning Abatement Tool (SavBAT) automates the GIS processes and mathematical equations required to estimate the net abatement for projects registered under savanna fire management determinations of the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). SavBAT uses monthly fire scar maps from the North Australia and Rangelands Fire Information service (NAFI). Together with user supplied project data and Years-Since-Last-Burnt maps, these enable the calculations within each savanna fire management determination to be followed with minimal user time or effort. SavBAT reports meet some of the record keeping and reporting requirements of the savanna fire management determinations.

Savanna Fire Management Determinations

SavBAT Fire management determination
SavBAT 3 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Savanna Fire Management—Sequestration and Emissions Avoidance) Methodology Determination 2018
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Savanna Fire Management—Emissions Avoidance) Methodology Determination 2018
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SavBAT 2.2 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Emissions Abatement through Savanna Fire Management) Methodology Determination 2015 Go to SavBAT 2.2 >
SavBAT 1.1

SavBAT 1.0*
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Early Dry Season Savanna Burning—1.1) Methodology Determination 2013

*Version 1.0 (archived) should only be used to re-calculate project abatement where the reporting period ended before 1 July 2015.
This version is no longer operational but can be made available for auditing purposes on request the Department of the Environment and Energy (
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Comparison of SavBAT Versions

SavBAT Determination year >1000 mm (high rainfall zone) >600–1000 mm (low rainfall zone) Hypothetical Forecast Tool Option to email outputs
SavBAT 3 2018
SavBAT 2.2 2015
SavBAT 1.1 2013
SavBAT 1.0* 2013