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Regional Burned Forest Mapping in Italy

Generation of Burn Scars Maps on forested areas and of the associated catalogue, over the entire Italian territory for 4 consecutive years, with the objective to support the operational Fire Disaster Management of the Italian Civil Protection Authorities.

Project References
 Title Regional Burned Forest Mapping in Italy
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €850k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2000-2002)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Landsat 7 : ETM
Project Description

The main objective of the ITALSCAR project was to generate reference Burn Scars Maps (BSM) and the associated catalogue, based on the use of historical Remote Sensing data from European Earth Observation (EO) satellite missions, for supporting the operational Fire Disaster management over Italy at national and at regional level.

In addition to the generation of the BSM products required by the Italian Civil Protection Authority, the Contractors were asked to perform an assessment of the quality of the service provision and to cost a sustainable service provision.

Finally, the Contractors had also been tasked to establish a BSM System Qualification Standard that could be applicable at European Level to similar information systems that would be developed on national or regional initiatives.

 Results IGARSS2003 paper
ITALSCAR Executive Summary
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor TELESPAZIO : TELESPAZIO S.P.A.
 Subcontractors CESIA : Centre for the Application of Computer Science in Agriculture
INTECS HRT : INTECS Hard Real Time S.p.A.
MESTOR : MESTOR Software and Consulting
User Partnership
 Users DPC : Italian Civil Protection Authority
Contact Points
 Project Manager Marco Bordin
Vitrociset S.p.A. - Space Division
SW development & services manager
Via Tiburtina, 1020
I-00156 ROME
Tel: +39 06-88204355
Fax: +39 06-4102483

Carlo Coretti
Telespazio S.p.A.
Via Tiburtina, 965
I-00156 Roma - ITALY
Tel: +39 06-4079.3686
Fax: +39 06-4079.6202

 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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