Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest fire damage assessment - new risks and mitigation (2016-06-13)


Activation date: 2016-06-13
Event type: Other

Activation reason:
Two areas of Special Areas of Conservation: Sierra de Espadán and Curs Alt del riu Millars were hit by a forest fire in July 2015, in the Montán and Caudiel municipalities of the region of Valencia. The analysis of the damage degree and landslide and erosion risk is of key importance for the spatial and temporal planning of the post-event restoration work. The scope of the activation included:Delineation/gradingDelineation by a combination of semi-automatic thresholding of post event VHR optical satellite image data and visual interpretation of UAV images.A combination of vegetation index (NDVI and MSAVI) with burn index (BAI) and statistical measures to differentiate the damage severity.Loss assessmentThe loss of biodiversity is based on the environmental value of the area, estimated from biotic (flora and fauna) and abiotic (hydrology, slope, geology, shade, etc.) ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016):  Forest fire damage assessment - new risks and mitigation (2016-06-13). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2016-06-13
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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40.04388121° N, -0.50204462° E, 39.99178393° S, -0.58346394° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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