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

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00784
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,743,105 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,291,962 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
The project addresses fire prevention and control in the Mediterranean region. The main focus of this project will be long-term fire prevention. Fire prevention, pre-suppression, and suppression all require information on fuel characteristrics (e.g. composition, structure, spatial distribution), infrastructure, and terrain (topography). This information is revised 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.


Coordinator
Clifford BANNINGER
Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft MBH
Graz
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 3168761730
Fax: +43 3168761720
E-mail: clifford.banninger@joanneum.ac.at


Partners
  Ioannis PAPAZOGLOU
Space Imaging Europe SA
Nea Kifissia / Athens
GREECE
Tel.: +30 18198441
Fax: +30 16253760
E-mail: y.papazoglou@si-eu.com
  Martin HAMILTON
University of Leeds
Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1132 334090
Fax: +44 1132 333906
E-mail: m.hamilton@adm.leeds.ac.uk
  Alkinoos NIKOLAIDIS
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Chania
GREECE
Tel.: +30 82181151
Fax: +30 82181154
E-mail: alkinoos@maich.gr
  Carlos BORREGO
Universidade de Aveiro
Aveiro
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 234370200
Fax: +351 234429290
E-mail: coelho@dao.ua.pt
  Maria Teresa ALVES DA SILVA
Direcção Geral de Florestas
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 21324800
Fax: +351 21324987
E-mail: jrodrigues@dgf.min-agricultura.pt
  Pedro Manuel LEÃO DE SOUSA
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 213602099
Fax: +351 213635031
  Armando MASCARENHAS FERREIRA
Universidade de Tras-os- Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 259350000
Fax: +351 259350480
E-mail: reitoria@utad.pt