Frontier Ventures B.V. created a partnership with eLEAF B.V. and HydroLogic B.V. eLEAF B.V. is specialized in providing spatial information services based on satellite data. HydroLogic B.V. is specialized in advanced operational hydrological modelling and information services. The partners decided to join forces and developed an early warning system to prevent uncontrolled wildfires and to minimize the devastating impact on forests and wildlife.
The early warning system is based on satellite data and groundwater modelling, and maps the water and energy balance of the area. Soil moisture content and vaporation rates of different types of vegetation are deducted from the raw data. Based on this and other data (on landcover, vegetation maps, weather data etc.) the system computes the risk of wildfires. The findings for high risk areas are then translated into a plan of action.
IP rights: The intellectual property of the product is shared equally among the partners.
The early warning system computes the risk of wildfires and guides action plans to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity due to more frequent extreme heat and drought periods, even in The Netherlands! It is important to protect our forests and their ecosystem functionalities (CO2 uptake, water storage, providing habitat for wildlife etc.).