Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Post-Friederike forest damage assessment in Germany, Hesse (2018-06-08)


Activation date: 2018-06-08
Event type: Storm

Activation reason:
Friederike storm hit several countries across Western Europe in early 2018, causing extensive damages and traffic disruption. While centred over Germany winds speed up to 200 km/h caused  severe damage across the country.The objective of the current activation is to provide a baseline database to perform a damage assessment on forests, after the storm Friederike in support of planning and forest management activities in Federal State of Hessen.  The Hessen is the most forested state in Germany, covering up to 40% of its surface area. As such, the health of the forests is of importance to the economy of this region.Pre-event Forest UpdatingAn updated vector layer showing the pre-event extent of forests in the Area of Interest (AOI) is provided in the Land Use/Land Cover Feature Class (LULC).The forest classes of the German LULC dataset (2012) were updated using available ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Post-Friederike forest damage assessment in Germany, Hesse (2018-06-08). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-06-08
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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51.66056588° N, 10.25419078° E, 50.55697051° S, 8.54693852° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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