Task E – Forest fires prevention in a macro-regional context
Workshops for sharing elaborated forest fire scenarios of macro-regional impact;
Evaluation of existing simulation models for forest fire behavior;
Better understanding on how to develop Forest Fire Danger system and the level of data about vegetation that would be useful for simulations of forest fires;
Workshop on forest fire simulation software;
Increased knowledge on how to use simulation models in forest fire prevention and preparedness;
Synthesis of available results of national risk assessments and a first step towards a macroregional approach
Task E may be titled as the one in the project that is working in especially tangible way. Or, better to say, with tangible objectives. Their common understanding is based on the existing forest fire danger systems that are developed and used in the region already, aiming to define very concretely the current state of existing systems, and to develop them one step further. The main idea behind the task activities is to collect the bits of various information and methodologies dispersed across the region and to synthesize them into one mechanism that would enable further development of good practice in fire prevention.
While concentrating on forest fires prevention in a macro-regional context, the Task E team first needed to find out and get acquainted with what forest fire scenarios of macro-regional impact that have already been elaborated among the countries in the region. Thus the activities of the Task E commenced with specifically organizing such information exchange workshops and expert meetings. As the next step following this exchange the team will be able to move closer to achieving at least one tangible result: fuelling with their collective input, they will elaborate the best use of risk mapping as a supporting tool. In their attempts to do so, they will, again, review and evaluate already existing simulation models for forest fire behavior.
These actions are necessary prerequisite to take a first step towards a more consolidated macroregional approach. The results can be used to take one step further towards risk analysis for forest fires and forest fire behavior danger systems. One effect of the task e will be synthesis of available results of national risk assessments, so an appropriate capacity analysis and capability planning and gap analysis could be carried out. Why do we need these analyses? It is a part of fire prevention on macro-regional level
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