Forest Fires Prevention in Portugal-Using GIS to Help Improving Early Fire Detection Effectiveness

@inproceedings{Catry2007ForestFP,
  title={Forest Fires Prevention in Portugal-Using GIS to Help Improving Early Fire Detection Effectiveness},
  author={Filipe X. Catry and Francisco Castro Rego and Teresa Santos and Joel Almeida and Paulo Relvas},
  year={2007}
}
Forest fires and burnt area in Portugal have been increasing in the last decades, contrarily to other southern European countries, although more resources are being allocated to prevention, detection and fire fighting. To minimize the probability of wildfires occurrence, it is crucial to assure the effectiveness of the prevention, vigilance and first attack operations. When fire prevention fails, fire fighting steps must be initiated, but this can only happen following detection. In Portugal… CONTINUE READING