58 - Data Wildfire
Climate change hits the forest twice
The scientific monitoring of the reforestation of burned forest areas in Brandenburg was massively set back in 2022 by renewed fires in the area already affected in 2018. Even though the cause of the fire has not yet been clearly determined, the fact that a complete clearance of nearby World War II ammunition had been waived for cost reasons certainly played a role. The fire rendered the measuring instruments and any unexported data collected by them unusable.
Data collections in risk areas should be designed so that data can be exported and backed up at the earliest possible moment, preferably using the 3-2-1 back up rule. Risk assessment in advance of studies is essential.