R-INLA used to accurately predict forest fires in Portugal

Professors Maria Antónia da Conceição Abrantes Amaral Turkman and
Kamil Feridum Turkman, from the University of Lisbon used the
INLA methodology and specifically SPDE's (using R-INLA), to do the official 
risk assessment for forest fire prediction in Portugal for 2018.

The prediction s turned out to be very accurate and a new study is on the way for updating
the predictions for 2020 with more detailed data.