Head of Office - EFICENT
European Forest Institute
Who will be interested in this product and why?
It is targeted to serve the needs of a wide range of users including policy makers, researchers, fire managers and the general public and is an interactive platform for providing access to Fire Paradox products, deliverables and other outputs.
What are the innovative features?
Fire Intuition is a flexible combination of: the Dendro tool to create metadata about the diverse information resources; metadatabase; a data repository; and a web-based interface to allow the search and provision to the information resources including the main products of the Fire Paradox project. The metadata structure is based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) taking into account the ISO 19115 and INSPIRE standards. The Dendro tool allows the metadata structure for individual integrated products to be easily adapted for the product to allow users to easily identify information resources of interest.
How does it serve the European cause with respect to the philosophy of Fire Paradox?
It allows information and data resources to be made easily accessible to interested users. In this way it complements and strengthens also other information and communication tools of the Fire Paradox project thus supporting its goals.
The major objective is to create an information and data superstore so as to:
- transfer knowledge;
- provide access to data, metadata and information resources;
- provide access to project outputs;
- allow users to interact with Fire Intuition.
BBesides data, other materials are available including collections of fire policies, literature, images and videos, applications (models/simulators) and descriptions of demonstration sites. The functional web-based interface provides easy access to the content. The EFI team has integrated the following products from Fire Paradox:
• Prescribed Burning Demonstration Sites (datasheets)
• Suppression Fire Demonstration Sites (datasheets)
• Fuel Manager (application)
• Fuel Knowledge Platform (comprising Fuel Characteristics Database; Fuel Wiki; Fuel Swing)
• Legislation and Policies Interactive Map
• Traditional Fire Use Interactive Map
• Fire Hazard Mapper (GIS application)
• Prescribed Burning Mapper (GIS application)
• Large-scale Fire Simulator (application)
• Fire Cost (application)
• PiroPinus (application)
• Mediabase (collection of photos, videos and other documents collected during the Fire Paradox project)
• Fire Paradox deliverables database
• Metadatabase on other wildfire information sources
• Dendro - a tool to compile metadata and upload data and other resources
• Central data repository
• Metadata search and data download facility
• Content - consisting of diverse data and information types
Fire Intuition - http//www.fireparadox.org
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