Title: Forest Fires in Europe 2008
Authors: CAMIA AndreaSAN-MIGUEL-AYANZ JesusOEHLER FRIDERIKESANTOS DE OLIVEIRA SANDRADURRANT HOUSTON TracyKUCERA JanBOCA RobertoWHITMORE CeriGIOVANDO CristianoAMATULLI GiuseppeLIBERTA' GiorgioSCHMUCK GuidoSCHULTE ErnstBUCKI Michael
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC53463
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23971 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53463
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This is the ninth -Forest Fires in Europe- report published by the European Commission. The report contains a summary of the 2008 fire season in Europe, with official statistics on number of fires and burned areas compiled by the contributing countries. In addition to country reports with a summary of the past fire season provided by the countries, the report Forest Fires in Europe informs about the latest developments in terms of forest fire prevention and initiatives of the European Commission to support forest fires fire protection activities in the European Union. Furthermore it provides the results of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) operating during the fire season, with special emphasis on the EFFIS Danger Forecast, providing daily maps of meteorological fire danger forecast of EU, and the EFFIS Rapid Damage Assessment, performing the daily mapping and assessment of main land cover and Natura2000 areas affected by fires of at least 50 ha during the fire season.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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