Symposium
 A decision support system
 for fuel management and fire hazard reduction
 in Mediterranean wildland - urban interfaces
| Description | Consortium | Tasks | Presentation |
 
The management of wildland-urban interfaces is one of the key-points of wildland fire prevention policy in Mediterranean regions.

A decision support system is developed to assist end-users in the assessment of wildland fire risk for people and structures, and of the preventive efficiency of wildland fuel reduction, on these interfaces.

Scientists and end-users will specify the services offered by the system, its content will be based on the predictions of advanced models of wildland fire behaviour and effects.

Scientists will improve the physics and the predictive ability of the model of wildland fire behaviour and evaluate its predictions thanks to results of laboratory tests and field experimental fires. They will investigate the response of urban structures to wildland fire impacts. They will describe and model wildland fuel types representative of Mediterranean ecosystems.