The 2017 fire season saw the highest number of deaths by wildfire in Portugal’s history. The Pedrógão Grande wildfire disaster took 64 lives in Portugal in summer 2017. This is not only one of the greatest disasters occurred in the country but it also represents one of the highest toll of fatalities in a single wildfire event at the world level.
Following the first ForestFire conference focused on WUI fires in 2013, the second edition of the conference on fire risk assessment, modelling, mapping and management in wildland and WUI will take place in Aix-en-Provence, from May 25th to May 27th 2016.
It will take place between 12th and 16th of September the I CYCLE OF CONFERENCES ON EXTREME FIRES with the title of Prevent extreme fires in times of financial difficulties.
The sessions will take place at Faculty of Arts, room 409 at 4.30 p.m.
It will take place between 12th and 16th of September the