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.