- Faciliate expressing the practitioners needs and Gaps.
- Faciliate the understanding of these needs by owners, so that they can develop and advertise the innovative Solutions resolving them.
- Faciliate discovering of the innovative Solutions addressing the needs and Gaps.
Understanding how future changes in climate will affect forest fires and associated emissions of greenhouse gases, in Europe and globally, is important to determine adaptation and potential of forests.
Understanding ecosystem's vulnerability and potential to adapt to such changes can help developing proactive and post-fire regeneration strategies.
The increase in extent and intensity of wildfires creates more challenges for managing fire and firefighting. Technological tools can play a key role through enhancing the information flow and supporting the decision support systems used by fire commanders to take adequate decisions (evacuation or confinement) and coordinate the action of first responders.
Understanding how the changes in social and economic characteristics of the population can create conditions of increased fire across the various regions and countries, is a prerequisite to reduce the level of exposure of local communities through better landscape planning.
Fuel management is critical to reduce the probability of ignitions and fire propagation. The increasing trend in fuel load and continuity in southern Europe over the last century can be attributed to land abandonment, inadequate landscape and forest management, and fire exclusion policies.
Lack of a “Common Operational Picture” environment to integrate data sources and calculation results from different models that are crucial for decision making process from the perspective of the incident commander.
The Ability to Incorporate Information from Multiple and Nontraditional Sources into Incident Command Operations
Barriers in to provide medical assistance to casualties either by transporting them to a safe place or bringing medical service to the scene (when medical care is not provided by firefighters’ units) - especially in forest fires.
Limitations in the planning of resources (qualified personnel and equipment) for during large scale and long-term
Insufficiency in the ability to report dangerous areas and situation overview from multiple and non-traditional sources (e.g. crowdsourcing and social media) into operations.
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