In Europe, storms are responsible for more than 50% of all the volume of damage loss. An increase in wind risk is also observed for previously unaffected forests in northern European countries. Preparness and vunerability mapping are a key component of this risk management.
Tools and risk management plans
Reports describing how the storm risk was managed in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Forest risk management in Aquitaine (2016) (in French)
- Forest risk management in the Basque Country (2016) (in Spanish)
Report summarising the management of the eight risks in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Aquitaine: Barry Gardiner (EFI) – barry.gardiner @ efi.int – coordinator
- Basque country: Alejandro Cantero (HAZI) – acantero @ hazi.eus