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 Assess and manage forest fire risk to facilities and infrastructure

Challenge ID:

HCP-4306

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Assess and manage forest fire risk to facilities and infrastructure.

Theme:

ON 4.3: Environmental monitoring - Natural Hazard Risk Analysis

Consortium Lead:

Hatfield

Interviewed Company:

Hatfield

Geography:

ON.REG.03 - Canada

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Forest fire risk assessment based on seasonal conditions and fuel loads. Management of fire breaks. Evacuation routes planning. Management of brush thinning, removal of woody debris. Monitoring the location of active fires and evaluation of risks.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Forest fire risk is an operational health and safety issue. Reduction of risks can improve safety and potential economic losses.

Thematic information requirements:

Land cover

Land use

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Typically rely on government information for up to date information. Evaluation of fire risk can be based on forest structure as well as surface vegetation composition.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

Ongoing monitoring of risks and fire events during the forest fire season.

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Operational fire risk monitoring in some areas. Other regions are at various stages in developing fire risk models - coarse scales tend to be the norm. Need EO to better support fire monitoring.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

0

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

4

Topographic class:

Forest / woodland, Grassland

Development:

4

Seasonal variations:

Dry season focus

Production:

4

Impact area:

Health and Safety

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Daily

Data currently used:

Field assessment, aerial imagery and status reports.

Spatial resolution:

Regional

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

Regional

Existing standards:

None


 

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