Statistically proven, 95% of wildfires are caused by poor forest management, climate change and lack of information about potential fire fuels prevention, etc. — in other words, by human factor. We lose millions of hectares of natural forests and protected natural areas all over the world leading to loss of natural ecosystems and, thus, long-term recovering. Minor negligence makes humans struggle with crucial consequences, such as loss of property and infrastructure, triggered by wildland-urban interface fires.
Arbonaut Fire Risk Management — ArboFiRM — is our solution to support strategic planning and decision-making for fire prevention and suppression on both the local and regional levels. It allows forest fire managers to forecast forest fire behavior and reduce the risk of fire spreading in wild land-urban interface. ArboFiRM is based on LiDAR data that enhances identification of canopy gaps, demonstration of potential fire spread and assessment of accessibility.