Developing a holistic, risk-wise strategy for European wildfire management (FirEUrisk)
Wildfires represent a significant challenge for both society and the economy. The EU-funded FirEUrisk project will develop, assess, and promote a science-based integrated strategy to improve existing wildland fire risk assessment, create efficient methods to reduce fire risk and adapt management strategies for future climate and socioeconomic changes. The project will connect researchers, stakeholders, and citizens, combining innovative techniques, and policy recommendations to improve existing systems and methods on a regional and EU level. A risk-centred management strategy integrating wildfire prevention, suppression, and restoration practices and policies and implementing an operational platform of coordination, professional training, and exercises will address mega-fires, the wildland urban interface, and the fire challenges in Northern Europe.
Main researcher: Cristina Vega-García