Participation in 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference | ECCA 2019

SERV_FORFIRE team will take part at 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) on 29 May 2019 in Lisbon.

SERV_FORFIRE “Integrated services and approaches for Assessing effects of climate change and extreme events for fire and post fire risk prevention” project started on 15 September 2017 with the aim of creating an international collaborative community, expert in remote sensing soil and vegetation, risk management and mitigation, and the challenge of providing climate information along with decision makers and planning authorities for the fire and post fire risk prevention.

The project partnership is coordinated by the Department of Earth system science and environmental technologies of the National Research Council of Italy (DTA-CNR) and it is composed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland), Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (France), National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech
Republic) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (The Netherland). Rosa Lasaponara, from CNR-IMAA, as Lead Principal Investigator of SERV_FORFIRE will present the main activities and results achieved so far by the project Consortium from the beginning of the project on the climate booth of the Joint Programme Initiative (JPI), at the session “Climate services for the water, agriculture and energy sectors”.

The following highlights have been obtained within the project: the seasonal and sub-seasonal forecast of fire and post-fire risk (as landslides, erosion, etc.) for improving mitigation strategy, a drought-monitoring and forecasting system to provide a semi-automatic, more detailed, timely and comprehensive operational service for decision making, water authorities, researchers and general stakeholders; forecast particulate matter emissions from wildfires worldwide to be used in global-scale air quality forecasting simulations.