The different components of the forest systems, in particular the plants of the different vegetal strata and the soil, can fix significant amounts of carbon through different processes. However, after a forest fire, the ecosystem releases the carbon previously fixed from the atmosphere.
Given the proliferation of forest fires in the SUDOE area, REMAS was born from the need to quantify the carbon emission risk, through a remote sensing model that links the carbon contained in the aerial and radicular biomass and in the soil.
Solutions based on scientific analysis to identify critical areas with a higher risk of emissions based on the amount of carbon accumulated in the forest ecosystem, in order to focus the prevention, management, extinction and restoration efforts.
REMAS will transfer
Its knowledge to other competent authorities in risk prevention and management and to forest owners through technical training.
REMAS will capitalize
Its results in medium-long-term strategies of the EU and each country of the consortium in terms of adaptation to climate change, forests and carbon management, integrated into regional strategies to improve governance in the planning and management of the renewable natural resources.