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PREFER: a European service providing forest fire management support products
Author(s): George Eftychidis; Giovanni Laneve; Fabrizio Ferrucci; Ana Sebastian Lopez; Louciano Lourenco; Stephen Clandillon; Lucia Tampellini; Barbara Hirn; Dimitris Diagourtas; George Leventakis
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Paper Abstract

PREFER is a Copernicus project of the EC-FP7 program which aims developing spatial information products that may support fire prevention and burned areas restoration decisions and establish a relevant web-based regional service for making these products available to fire management stakeholders. The service focuses to the Mediterranean region, where fire risk is high and damages from wildfires are quite important, and develop its products for pilot areas located in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece. PREFER aims to allow fire managers to have access to online resources, which shall facilitate fire prevention measures, fire hazard and risk assessment, estimation of fire impact and damages caused by wildfire as well as support monitoring of post-fire regeneration and vegetation recovery. It makes use of a variety of products delivered by space borne sensors and develop seasonal and daily products using multi-payload, multi-scale and multi-temporal analysis of EO data. The PREFER Service portfolio consists of two main suite of products. The first refers to mapping products for supporting decisions concerning the Preparedness/Prevention Phase (ISP Service). The service delivers Fuel, Hazard and Fire risk maps for this purpose. Furthermore the PREFER portfolio includes Post-fire vegetation recovery, burn scar maps, damage severity and 3D fire damage assessment products in order to support relative assessments required in context of the Recovery/Reconstruction Phase (ISR Service) of fire management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 953517 (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193975
Show Author Affiliations
George Eftychidis, KEMEA (Greece)
Giovanni Laneve, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Fabrizio Ferrucci, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)
Ana Sebastian Lopez, GMV (Spain)
Louciano Lourenco, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Stephen Clandillon, SERTIT (France)
Lucia Tampellini, CGS (Italy)
Barbara Hirn, IES Consulting (Italy)
Dimitris Diagourtas, SATWAYS (Greece)
George Leventakis, KEMEA (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9535:
Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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