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Module 5 - Risk assessment and mapping

The general objective of Module 5 “Risk assessment and mapping” is to develop tools to assess and map fire risk considering space and time in its two components that are hazard and vulnerability

The aspects of fire risk in the specific wildland urban interface are also considered: on the one hand characterizing and mapping the wildland urban interfaces thanks to spatial analysis and remote sensing and on the other hand developing a specific approach to estimate hazard and to assess vulnerabilities in these wildland urban interfaces. A particular aspect of damage assessment will be also developed.

To assist end-users, such as land managers, in understanding the possible use of management fires, a GIS will be produced to help them in mapping areas where prescribed burning and suppression fires could be considered.