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PREFER FP7 project for the management of the pre- and post-fire phases: presentation of the products [chapter]

G. Laneve, Roberto de Bonis, Lorenzo Fusilli, Fabrizio Ferrucci, Ana Sebastian Lopez, Sandra Oliveira, Stephen Clandillon, Lucia Tampellini, Barbara Hirn, Dimitris Diagourtas, George Leventakis
2014 Advances in forest fire research  
Table 1 . 1 List of products to be developed in the framework of the PREFER project.  ...  Damage Assessment Map Prescribed Fires Map Damage Severity Map Table 2 . 2 Comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the developed indices.  ... 
doi:10.14195/978-989-26-0884-6_97 fatcat:evexr44dzrccrnjxsuwtsuof3u

A Common Approach to Foster Prevention and Recovery of Forest Fires in Mediterranean Europe [chapter]

Sandra Oliveira, Giovanni Laneve, Lorenzo Fusilli, Georgios Eftychidis, Adélia Nunes, Luciano Lourenço, Ana Sebastián-López
2017 Mediterranean Identities - Environment, Society, Culture  
Fuel classification, daily fire hazard indices, vulnerability assessment and damage severity levels were some of the mapping applications developed for several test areas in Mediterranean Europe.  ...  The PREFER project was one of these initiatives, with the purpose of contributing to protect human communities and forests from fire hazard, by providing cartographic products through the implementation  ...  Acknowledgements This work was developed under the framework of the PREFER project ("Space-based information support for prevention and recovery of forest fire emergency in Mediterranean areas"), financed  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.68948 fatcat:ra5furf6vvdsjnkqhi3dgmpnni

Mapping wildfire vulnerability in Mediterranean Europe. Testing a stepwise approach for operational purposes

Sandra Oliveira, Fernando Félix, Adélia Nunes, Luciano Lourenço, Giovanni Laneve, Ana Sebastián-López
2018 Journal of Environmental Management  
This research focused on the development of a framework to measure and map vulnerability levels in several areas within Mediterranean Europe, where wildfires are a major concern.  ...  Reasonable levels of accuracy were found on the maps provided through the validation procedure, with an overall match above 72% for the several sites.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was developed under the framework of the PREFER project ("Space-based information support for Prevention and REcovery of forest Fire Emergency in MediteRranean areas"), financed  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.10.003 pmid:29059570 fatcat:627wp7ogmzd2pcsqwtsbhon6gu

High resolution fire hazard index based on satellite images

Giovanni Laneve, Lorenzo Fusilli
2019 Territorium: Revista Portuguesa de riscos, prevenção e segurança  
The project aimed at developing, validating and demonstrating information products based on optical and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imagery for supporting the prevention of forest fires and the recovery  ...  In December 2015, after 3 year of activity, the FP7 project PREFER (Space-based Information Support for Prevention and REcovery of Forest Fires Emergency in the MediteRranean Area) came to an end.  ...  The present paper aims at presenting an improved version of one of the products developed in the framework of the PREFER project, that is, the Daily Fire Hazard Index (DFHI) (G.  ... 
doi:10.14195/1647-7723_26-1_3 fatcat:5mpq4ddl2nfc7a5bues34oyhpy

Development of a framework for fire risk assessment using remote sensing and geographic information system technologies

Emilio Chuvieco, Inmaculada Aguado, Marta Yebra, Héctor Nieto, Javier Salas, M. Pilar Martín, Lara Vilar, Javier Martínez, Susana Martín, Paloma Ibarra, Juan de la Riva, Jaime Baeza (+4 others)
2010 Ecological Modelling  
The paper also presents the first validation results of the danger index, by comparing temporal trends of different danger components and fire occurrence in the different study regions.  ...  This paper presents the methods to generate the input variables and the risk integration developed within the Firemap project (funded under the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology) to map wildland  ...  Very useful comments were received from end-users of the project: Civil Protection, Forest services in Madrid, Aragon, Valencia and Andalusia regions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.11.017 fatcat:gt3g4twfcjfxzkaztdtvsogzh4

National Scale Operational Mapping of Burnt Areas as a Tool for the Better Understanding of Contemporary Wildfire Patterns and Regimes

Charalampos Kontoes, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Ioannis Papoutsis, Nicolas Sifakis, Panteleimon Xofis
2013 Sensors  
fire-severity in recent years.  ...  developed at the National Observatory of Athens for post-fire recovery management.  ...  We acknowledge the support we received for analysing the burnt area patterns over Greece in the framework of project SWeFS-Sensor Web Fire Shield, co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund-ESF  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130811146 pmid:23966201 pmcid:PMC3812647 fatcat:344opttzgvar5cuqda5gpbzcue

Globally consistent assessment of economic impacts of wildfires in CLIMADA v2.2

Samuel Lüthi, Gabriela Aznar-Siguan, Christopher Fairless, David N. Bresch
2021 Geoscientific Model Development  
In light of the dramatic increase in economic impacts due to wildfires over recent years, the need for globally consistent impact modelling of wildfire damages is ever increasing.  ...  The model was calibrated at resolutions of 1, 4 and 10 km using information on past wildfire damage reported by the disaster database EM-DAT.  ...  We want to thank Marine Pérus for developing an initial version of the wildfire module. We further acknowledge  ... 
doi:10.5194/gmd-14-7175-2021 fatcat:3u3i4rn3mbf6latrkklumv3uba

A Multi-Criteria Prioritization Framework (MCPF) to Assess Infrastructure Sustainability Objectives

Mohamed M. G. Elbarkouky
2012 Journal of Sustainable Development  
The framework also helps governments of developing countries in assessing the priority of repair of damaged infrastructure assets, based on significant sustainability objectives.  ...  In order to test the applicability of the prioritization framework, a case study is applied in Egypt to demonstrate how the model can assist governments of developing countries in prioritizing damaged  ...  As such, governments of developing countries are in need of a framework that can help them maintaining and restoring these facilities in the case of damage.  ... 
doi:10.5539/jsd.v5n9p1 fatcat:4rj7j5ul5ng6rnr2adhw7yxvd4

Towards improved management of coastal submersion crises – CRISMA-WAVE solution as an example of CRISMA Framework application

Marc Erlich, Christophe Coulet, Arnaud De Groof, M. Lang, F. Klijn, P. Samuels
2016 E3S Web of Conferences  
Coping with various types of natural or man-made hazards the FP7 SECURITY CRISMA project ( has designed and developed an experimental software framework allowing building crisis  ...  One of the five pilot applications of CRISMA dealing with preparedness to the coastal submersions was developed and implemented using return of experience of the reference Xynthia storm surge event in  ...  Evaluation and validation The development of CRISMA Framework and all hazard specific thematic applications was performed in two iterations and submitted to a process of evaluation and validation by six  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20160717008 fatcat:hz6w776z7fdgvigdgdwi6zfrfi

Integrating fuel treatment into ecosystem management: a proposed project planning process

Keith D. Stockmann, Kevin D. Hyde, J. Greg Jones, Dan R. Loeffler, Robin P. Silverstein
2010 International journal of wildland fire  
In contrast, we propose a multiplecriteria process for planning fuel-treatment projects in the context of ecosystem management.  ...  Concern over increased wildland fire threats on public lands throughout the western United States makes fuel reduction activities the primary driver of many management projects.  ...  These dramatic increases in the number of large and damaging wildland fires triggered the commitment of substantial federal and state resources to reduce hazardous fuels on public lands.  ... 
doi:10.1071/wf08108 fatcat:glozlegjszh6vpvx5irfrluj3m

Interactions Among Fuel Management, Species Composition, Bark Beetles, and Climate Change and the Potential Effects on Forests of the Lake Tahoe Basin

Robert M. Scheller, Alec M. Kretchun, E. Louise Loudermilk, Matthew D. Hurteau, Peter J. Weisberg, Carl Skinner
2017 Ecosystems  
Droughts and the associated moisture deficit contribute to the onset of bark beetle outbreaks although outbreak extent and severity is dependent upon the density of host trees, wildfire, and forest management  ...  Our objective was to estimate the effects of climate change and bark beetle outbreaks on ecosystem carbon dynamics over the next century in a western US forest.  ...  project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10021-017-0175-3 fatcat:zfzexf2lu5fghdygdtwd4r7mw4


Ahmed Hassan
2015 International Journal of GEOMATE  
The detailed discussion and analysis indicated that many features support the use of CFRP in the investigated case study.  ...  Four criteria and 28 factors affecting them are identified to develop the model. The selected criteria are cost, strengthening efficiency, durability, and project scope achievement.  ...  M A Aly, the General Manager of the MECG, and previous consultant of Misr Hotels Company in carrying out this research.  ... 
doi:10.21660/2015.17.77814 fatcat:boeh66qqurbzthunanzepird5q

The Daily Fire Hazard Index: A Fire Danger Rating Method for Mediterranean Areas

Giovanni Laneve, Valerio Pampanoni, Riyaaz Uddien Shaik
2020 Remote Sensing  
To this end, a number of dynamical methods have been developed in order to produce short-term hazard indices, such as the Fire Probability Index and the Fire Weather Index.  ...  Mediterranean forests are gravely affected by wildfires, and despite the increased prevention effort of competent authorities in the past few decades, the yearly number of fires and the consequent damage  ...  the further improvement achieved in the framework of the PREFER project [52, 59] will be described in the following paragraphs.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12152356 fatcat:rrvyprolbfclfltsjletnossji

Robustness in fire [chapter]

Michael Klippel, Andrea Frangi, Robert Jockwer, Joachim Schmid, Konstantinos Voulpiotis, Colleen Wade
2022 Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings  
In recent building projects, measures for robustness have been implemented on an ad hoc basis in agreement between the designers and the authorities.  ...  With the increasing number of complex and tall timber buildings with a significant area of unprotected timber surfaces, questions arise about the robustness of these buildings in extreme fire scenarios  ...  If a fully developed fire or a travelling fire happens, the fire will affect several structural and separating members, which means that the structural fire safety measures and the firefighting strategy  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781003190318-12 fatcat:ynkwgxdhenfn3hlzsbredwv7ay

Protection and enlightenment of ecological integrity of Canadian national parks

Shuhui Yang, Xiaoyu Duan, Z.B. Xu, D.Q. Chen, J.Y. Liu
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
Canada is one of the first countries in the world to establish a national park, and pioneered the concept of ecological integrity management of national parks.  ...  Based on this concept, the country has basically achieved the sustainable development of national parks.  ...  National parks develop their own specific monitoring measures and indicators based on this framework.  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/201913101035 fatcat:l4ps4u2j6rhzjooltyw64r4izi
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