Save the date: Our seminar on “Strategies for managing and preventing forest fires in the SUDOE space” will take place on 22nd April

Montclima Seminar

Coinciding with World Earth Day, the second seminar of the Montclima project will take place on Thursday 22nd April from 9h30 to 13h, entirely online. This event, hosted by the Comunidade Intermunicipal de Região de Leiria (CIMRL) in Portugal will be dedicated to the management and prevention of forest fires in Southwest Europe. Previous registration is needed and available here.

During the seminar, a wide range of experts from Portugal, Spain and France will address the risk of forest fires in the Southwest of Europe by analysing historical data and future projections. Moreover, a series of talks will be delivered in order to discuss how forest management practices affect the territory: from identifying the risk to reducing large wildfires or implementing means for surveillance.

The seminar is part of a series of seminars that started in 2020 in Soria (Spain) and that will continue throughout the life of Montclima in order to tackle all four natural risks analysed by the project (forest fires, droughts, erosion and floods), individually and jointly. By organising these events, the Montclima projet consortium aims at spreading the project’s developments and results, from a very early stage, to stakeholders and specialists, but also society as a whole.

A draft programme of the online seminar is available here.

Registration for the seminar is compulsory and available through this form

Montclima is a project co-funded by the Interreg SUDOE programme through the European Regional Development Fund.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing these exciting topics with you!

Program, 22nd April 2021 France, Spain and Andorra time Portugal time

   WELCOME BY THE MONTCLIMA PROJECT

   Eva García-Balaguer (CTP - OPCC)

10:00 - 10:05

09:00 - 09:05

   INSTITUTIONAL OPENING

   João Catarino (Secretary of State for Nature Conservation, Forests and Spatial Planning)*
   Diogo Mateus (Mayor of Pombal, Member of the Intermunicipal Council of the CIMRL)
   Jean-Louis Valls (Working Community of the Pyrenees)

10:05 - 10:30

09:05 - 09:30

   BLOCK 1 : RISK OF FOREST FIRES IN THE SUDOE SPACE - HISTORICAL DATA AND FUTURE PROJECTIONS

   Marc Castellnou (Forest Action Support Group - GRAF, Member of the fire brigade of the Catalan Government)

10:30 - 11:00 09:30 - 10:00

   Q&A Session

10:50 - 11:00

09:50 - 10:00

   BLOCK 2: THE FOREST MANAGEMENT IS THE KEY

11:00 - 12:20

10:00 - 11:20

   HOW TO IDENTIFY AND QUANTIFY THE FIRE RISK LEVEL: RISK CARTOGRAPHY AND ANALYSIS OF PAST   

   FIRES

   Remi Savazzi (French agency for the defence of forests against fire - ONF, DFCI)

11:00 - 11:15

10:55 - 10:15

   HOW TO PLAN THE TERRITORY AT A WIDE SCALE TO REDUCE LARGE WILDFIRES

    Carlos Guerra (CDOS - District Command for Relief Operations in Leiria)

11:15 - 11:35

10:15 - 10:35

   HOW TO MANAGE FOREST TO REDUCE FIRE RISK AT A LOCAL SCALE

    Noemí Palero (Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia)
    Diana Pascual (Pilot Case Study - CREAF)

11:35 - 11:55 10:35 - 10:55

   HOW TO IMPLEMENT MEANS FOR SURVEILLANCE, ALERT AND EARLY DETECTION

    Antonio López Santalla (The Arbaria Project | Head of Service of the Forest Fire Defence Area of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge - MITECO)

11:55 - 12:10 10:55 - 11:10

   THE SOCIAL FACTOR AS A TRIGGER FOR FOREST FIRES

    David Miqueleiz (Head of the environmental research group, Government of Navarra)

12:10 - 12:20

11:10 - 11:20
Q&A Session 12:20 - 12:30 11:20 - 11:30
   COFFEE BREAK 12:30 - 12:40 11:30 - 11:40

   BLOCK 3: ROUND TABLE

    David Miqueleiz (Head of the environmental research group, Government of Navarra)
    Michel Castan (Municipal Councillor of Tardets-Sorholus, President of the Association of Municipalities Forest owners of Pyrénées Atlantiques).
    Noemí Palero (Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia)
    Remi Savazzi (French agency for the defence of forests against fire - ONF, DFCI)
    Paulo Batista dos Santos (Mayor of Batalha, Vice-President of the Intermunicipal Council of the CIMRL)
    Valério António (Technician of the CIMRL)

12:40 - 13:40 11:40 - 12:40
   Q&A Session 13:40 - 13:45 12:40 - 12:45

   CONCLUSIONS AND ORIENTATIONS: LESSONS LEARNED

    Eva García-Balaguer/Juan Terrádez (CTP - OPCC)

13:45 - 13:55 12:45 - 12:55

   INSTITUTIONAL CLOSURE 

    Jorge Vala (Mayor of Porto de Mós, Member of the Intermunicipal Council of the CIMRL)

13:55 - 14:00 12:55 - 13:00

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