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Kotelnikov R. V., Korshunov N. A., Giryaev N. M. Objectives of Decision Making in Protecting Forests from Fires: Main Priorities on Development of Informational Support

decision making, forest fires, Russian Federation


How to cite: Kotelnikov R. V.1, Korshunov N. A.2, Giryaev N. M.1 Objectives of decision making in protecting forests from fires: Main priorities on development of informational support // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Sib. J. For. Sci.). 2017. N. 5: 18–24 (in Russian with English abstract).

DOI: 10.15372/SJFS20170502

© Kotelnikov R. V., Korshunov N. A., Giryaev N. M., 2017

A number of changes over the past few years in Russian legislation extended the range of issues that require development of highly professional management decisions in the field of forest fire management. For the analysis of such problems it is important to take into account following issues: 1. Main changes in the legal and regulatory framework in Russia; 2. The extent of use of independent sources of information (e. g, remote sensing monitoring information of the Earth); 3. The ability to use retrospective information about previous decisions (feedback); 4. Use of formalized models (specifications, guidelines and guidance materials); 5. The possibility and the need for Federal control. Considering of these above stated issues the priorities for development are: the formation of the regulatory and methodological basis of application of the Federal Reserve forces and fire-fighting equipment, the formation of guidelines and methodological documents of specific conditions and restrictions on visiting forests, development of plans for forest fire protection, as well as analysis of long-term fire danger index forecasts in forests, depending on weather conditions in order to further improvement of their quality. In order to solve future problems associated with the formation of the methodological framework for decision making on forest fire control (not suppression) in certain areas, forecasting the development of the forest fire situation in the regions, the formation of recommendations on the distribution of fire-fighting resources, it is important to develop the feedback; I.e. collection of relevant long term information, as well as the completion of the information base. It is important to form the organizational and technical framework for the development and regular updating of the information base on the results of certain technologies with descriptions of situations and decision making, and the consequences of their implementation.

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