The objective of the proposed project is the formation of a thematic network for the organisation of existing knowledge on the topic of forest fires, through the creation of a knowledge base. This knowledge base will be collectively created by the partners, who all have established expertise in the area of forest fires, covering different aspects of the matter.
Three thematic groups will be formed covering the subjects of:
- forest fire risk assessment and fuel modelling
- forest fire bahaviour modelling and
- forest fire suppression and post fire effects.
Each partner will belong to a group according to his expertise and each group will have a leader, responsible for the management of the group's work.
At first, the consortium of the partners will undertake the design of the knowledge base (structure, type and level of information to be included) and will provide guidelines for the collection and processing of information. Then each group will collect and process information relevant to its specific subject. The collected information will be presented, examined and discussed at a forum that will be organised for this reason. The common knowledge base will be finalised as regards its structure and detailed contents and then the major topics will be published in a maxi-brochure that will be distributed to European forest fire authorities and experts. An Internet Web-site on forest fires will also be created, containing the same type and level of information as the maxi-brochure.
It is expected that the proposed project will strengthen the exchange of knowledge between forest fire experts and will promote the results of European forest fire research to potential users. The risk of duplication of work in the area of forest fires will be minimised, whilst any areas where further research is needed will be identified.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
13090 Aix En Provence
SW7 2BX London