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Monitoring forests at the management unit level for fire prevention and control

Objective

The project addresses fire prevention and control in the Mediterranean region. The main focus of this project will be on long-terming fire prevention. Fire prevention, pre-suppression, and suppression all require information on fuelcharacteristrics (e.g. composition, structure, spatial distribution), infrastructure, and terrain (topography). This information is required in a timely and accurate manner, and in a format that is easy to handle and use for integrating into strategic plans for fire suppression management. The information will be designed for the district and sector forest unit level, but be capable of being integrated to higher levels, as necessary. The aim of this proposal will be to create an Internet application to assist forest managers in long-term fire prevention management.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Wastiangasse 6
8010 Graz
Austria

Participants (6)

DIRECCAO-GERAL DAS FLORESTAS
Portugal
Address
Av. Joac Crisostomo, 28
1069-040 Lisboa
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa
MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
Address
Alsyllion Agrokepion
73100 Hania - Crete
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Address
Quinta De Prados, Campus Universitario, Apart. 202
5000-911 Vila Real
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds