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.
Modeling spatial and spatio-temporal continuous processes is an important and challenging problem in spatial statistics. Advanced Spatial Modeling with Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Using R and INLA describes in detail the stochastic partial differential equations (SPDE) approach for modeling continuous spatial processes with a Matérn covariance,