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European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre – Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Short name
JRC-IES
Web
http://ies.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Country
Belgium
Role
Analysis of past trends of forest fires and role of the main driving factors (especially climate, but also land cover and socio-economic factors) at the EUMed Scale. Future projections assessments based on the relationships established analyzing historical data series. Baseline for the analysis will be the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) datasets such as the EU Fire Database, EFFIS fire perimeters, ERA40 derived long term fire danger assessment, and other environmental and socio-economic EU-wide assessment products which are stored at the JRC. Work will be done in WP 1.1, WP 1.2, WP 1.3, WP 2.2, WP 3.3, WP 4.1 and WP 4.5.
Work packages
Members
Experience
The Forest Action of the JRC-IES is responsible for the development and operation of the European Forest Fire Information System providing the EC Services and EU Member States with information on forest fires in Europe since the year 2000.
Brief description of the legal entity
The Joint Research Centre provides customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. The Forest Action within the Institute for Environment and Sustainability provides scientific and technical support including the production of risk indicators and damage maps for the protection of citizens against forest fires. Within the forest fire activities, tools are being developed for the assessment of forest fire risk, detection of active fires, burnt area mapping and evaluation of forest fire damages. Remotely sensed data are processed and used in conjunction with ancillary data using GIS techniques to evaluate forest fire damages in the EU Mediterranean region.

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