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Burned Area Land use change detection

Identification and monitoring of land cover changes over burned areas and assessment of the environmental impact caused by forest fires using global indicators.

Project References
 Name BALU
 Title Burned Area Land use change detection
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €230k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2001-2003)
 Sensors EOS-Terra : ASTER
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Project Description

The proposed service and related products have addressed two issues related to monitoring changes in land use following fires and their environment impact:

  • Identification of land use changes over burned areas.
  • An assessment of the damage caused by forest fires using environmental indicators.

The first has provided, as output information to the end-user, Burned Areas Land Use and Change Detection Maps for the established monitoring period. The maps are "context sensitive": this means that they are differentiated according to specific burned area "priority class". All products have been designed in order to easily feed a GIS. The products have also been made compatible with the Italian Environment reporting system (SINAnet). This systems stores local, regional and provincial enviromental data to facilitate reporting at these levels and at national scale.

The second output is an Environmental Indicator GIS model based on the EO-derived information on burn areas extracted in the first phase together with ancillary end-user data.

 Results BALU Final Report
Project Consortium
 Subcontractors GIM : Geographic Information Management n.v.
INTECS HRT : INTECS Hard Real Time S.p.A.
User Partnership
 Users APAT (ISPRA) : Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente e per i servizi tecnici
ISPRA : Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Contact Points
 Project Manager Daniela Iasillo
Planetek Italia s.r.l.
Via Massaua, 12
I-70123 BARI
Tel: +39 080-5343750
Fax: +39 080-5340280
 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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