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Contribution of Earth Observation and meteorological datasets for the design and development of a national fire risk assessment system (NFOFRAS)
Author(s): Thomas Katagis; Dimitris Bliziotis; Chrysa Liantinioti; Ioannis Z. Gitas; Betty Charalampopoulou
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016), 96880J (12 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241654
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Thomas Katagis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Dimitris Bliziotis, Geosystems-Hellas (Greece)
Chrysa Liantinioti, Geosystems-Hellas (Greece)
Ioannis Z. Gitas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Betty Charalampopoulou, Geosystems-Hellas (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9688:
Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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