Webinar on Major fire events of 2021 in the Mediterranean Basin
2021 was marked by numerous large wildfires around the Mediterranean, which burned hundreds of thousand hectares of land, claimed the life of several citizens and damaged a great number of infrastructures, including residential houses. In the FirEUrisk project, there are several ongoing studies concerning the more significant of these fires that occurred in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. In this webinar, material and results out of these studies were presented, giving greater emphasis to the fire episodes with direct impact on the wildland urban interface. The ultimate goal of these studies is to extract lessons from those tragic events, in order to provide learning opportunities that can prevent future tragedies in similar situations.