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In the emergency management phase relevant to the occurrence of a catastrophic natural event, the efficiency of the emergency system can be deeply influenced by a correct assignment of the available resources to the " demand " centers, i.e., those elements of the territory that are directly involved in the event. In this paper, a general formulation of the(More)
In the paper, an integrated approach is presented, able to support the decision makers in the planning phase and in preventive/real time phases relevant to transportation systems subject to recurrent severe weather conditions. In the planning phase regressive models are carried out in order to measure the impact of adverse weather conditions on the(More)
In this paper, a dynamic forest fire hazard model is introduced aiming at getting reliable information useful to take pre-operational actions that can reduce the impact of potentially ignited fires over the considered territory. Among such actions, the attention focuses on the pre-operational allocation of aerial means, able to cope with the forest fires. A(More)
In this paper, a methodology based on system modelling and optimization is developed to assess forest fire risk over a regional area paying special attention to Wildland Urban Interface. To this end, a forest fuel moisture model and a propagation model are developed, in order to obtain a dynamic evaluation of the risk. On the basis pf the risk values over(More)
In the Supersites endeavour, Earth Observation (EO) is a key contribution with many national and european missions, with an important research contribution in the operable frame of GMES/Copernicus. Although the projects are incubators with the data and the geo-information they use or generate, they provide resources of key value to users for both response(More)
In this paper, a decision support system (DSS) able to assist urban planners in natural hazard mitigation in preventive phase is proposed. In order to define the structure of this DSS, a methodology based on influence graphs is defined, in which nodes represent entities that are important for their social, environmental and social functions on the(More)
The efficiency of fire prevention and fire-fighting organization are strictly related with the identification of the elementary Administrative Units, whose physical characteristics and number/quality of resources affect significantly the occurrence and the dynamics of the considered phenomenon. In fact, wildland fire risk is determined by several factors(More)
An integrated approach for forest fire risk assessment over a wide geographical area is presented in this paper. Such an assessment is finalized to support decisions regarding long-term planning and pre-operational phases. Risk assessment is carried out both in dynamical and in static situations. The information used for risk assessment is relevant to(More)