Work Package 1: Project Management
Work Package 2: Stakeholder Involvement
Organisation and conduction of two user workshops with the stakeholders and further interested end-users.
Testing practical applicability of the integrated fire danger forecast system and products.
Evaluation of user feedback.
Work Package 3: System Design and Implementation
Design of a conceptual model to estimate FMC and fuel structural properties and to estimate integrated fire danger.
Design of a technical/computation system.
Implementation and testing of a pre-operational processing chain.
Work Package 4: Data Gathering and Integration
Implementation of algorithms for spatial aggregation and temporal interpolation.
Processing of all single data streams.
Work Package 5: Estimation of Fire Danger
Fuel moisture content estimation by combining Sentinel-1 with Sentinel-2.
Forest structure characterization from LiDAR.
Adapting and training of machine learning methods against the Austrian Fire Database.
Work Package 6: Demonstration of fire danger forecasts
The prototype of the IFDS will be tested during the fire season 2021 to produce forecasts of fire danger up to 3 days ahead. Forecasts of forest fire danger will be evaluated against real fires occurring during the season.
Work Package 7: Dissemination and exploitation