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COORDINATION: Joanneum Research.

CEABN TEAM: Conceição Colaço, Filipe Catry e Francisco Castro Rego.

OTHER INSTITUTIONS: Joanneum Research; University of Leeds; Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania; University of the Aegean; Universidade de Aveiro; Direcção-Geral das Florestas; Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

URL: http://dib.joanneum.at/fireguard/

FIREGUARD provided detailed and up-to-date quantitative information on fuels, terrain, and infrastructure of wildland areas in Mediterranean-type regions, using Ikonos, Quick- Bird, and similar imagery.

The information was stored on an integrated geographical information system and accessible by fixed and mobile devices over the Internet, using terrestrial and satel- lite telecommunication networks.

FIREGUARD provided forest and fire-fighting services at the district and sector management unit levels with more accurate and cost-effective information on fuel accumulation for improved fire prevention and control than is achievable by currently practiced methods, thereby allowing more precise fire hazard and risk assessment for better fuel and fire management.