The BEYOND group, has been actively involved together with partners Geoapikonisis SA, Altamira SA, and CIMA Foundation in the EMSN-025 activation launched in the framework of the EMS Risk & Recovery Activity of the Copernicus Work program. The BEYOND Center of Excellence team contributed with its know-how and expertise to the service request of Forest fire damage assessment – Planning and Recovery, for six forest fire incidents during the summer of 2015 in Greece. The analysis refers to six individual sites; Samothraki, Rhodes and Lesvos islands and three continental sites at Monemvasia (Lakonia), Dirfys (Evia) and Vyronas (Attica). The scope of the service request EMSN-025 was the generation of post-fire damage delineation and grading, biomass loss and loss of biodiversity (flora and fauna) products. Moreover, towards adequate disaster preparedness and efficient support of informed decision making concerning planning and recovery activities of the involved stakeholders, the potential and extent of occurrence of secondary risks, namely, flash floods, landslides and soil erosion are also evaluated and risk-specific mitigation measures were proposed. The key user of the map series is the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Natural Disasters Recovery Directorate, Department of Planning, Coordination and Research.
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