12 August 2016 Contribution of Earth Observation and meteorological datasets for the design and development of a national fire risk assessment system (NFOFRAS)
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Proceedings Volume 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016); 96880J (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241654
Event: Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract
During the past decades, forest fires have increased both in frequency and severity thus, increasing the life threats for people and environment and leading countries to spend vast amounts of resources in fighting forest fires. Besides anthropogenic activities, climatic and environmental changes are considered as driving factors affecting fire occurrence and vegetation succession. Especially in the Mediterranean region, the development and existence of effective tools and services is crucial for assisting pre-fire planning and preparedness. The collaborative project NFOFRAS aims at introducing an innovative and effective system for rating forest fire risk, and is based on existing technology and standards that have been developed by countries with a long and a very successful involvement in this field. During the first phase of the project a detailed documentation of the proposed methodology was composed. In addition, Earth Observation (EO) and meteorological datasets were utilized for producing accurate pre-fire measurements over a selected study area in Greece.
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Thomas Katagis, Dimitris Bliziotis, Chrysa Liantinioti, Ioannis Z. Gitas, Betty Charalampopoulou, "Contribution of Earth Observation and meteorological datasets for the design and development of a national fire risk assessment system (NFOFRAS)", Proc. SPIE 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016), 96880J (12 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241654; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241654
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