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.