Technical progress

Transnational cooperation is essential to address in a representative and coordinated way each of the phases required for emissions risk management. The partnership consists of different specialists and each partner has a key role in the project, a specific specialisation that allows for a multidisciplinary approach and a robust model with different scenarios and conditions.

WP.1 Estimation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission risk
(1) Definition and parameterisation of Vulnerable Forest Ecosystems (VFE) to emission risk and indicators and variables to measure this vulnerability. 

(2) Quantification of the amount of carbon in representative stands in each of the regions. 

(3) Bibliographic compilation of the accumulation of organic carbon in the soil according to soil typology.

(4) Evaluation of fire severity using satellite images. 

(5) Start of the measurement of exposure, sensitivity and resilience variables. 

(6) Finalisation of the definition of the emissions risk model and proposal for pre-weighting the variables. 

(7) Start of the generation of a common spatial data infrastructure to host the model and its cartographic base.

(8) Start of the compilation and elaboration of the cartography necessary to feed the model.
WP.2 Pilot areas in cross-border cooperation
(1) Methodology and selection of pilot plots. 

(2) Methodology for vegetation inventories and soil sampling and types of soil and vegetation analysis on the plots. 

(3) Methodology for collecting information leading to the generation of a common database of good practices after a fire.

WT.3 Development of GHG emission prevention and risk management guidelines – in progress
(1) Identification of the entities that have the legal competence to include the risk of emissions in prevention and management plans. 

(2) Beginning of the establishment of expert commissions to coordinate the strategic development of REMAS in the areas of forest fire prevention and management at regional level.

WP.4 Capitalization and transfer – in progress  
(1) Orientation of training, mainly addressed to technicians and administrations on REMAS methodology and results. 

(2) Establishment of synergies with other European projects.