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An innovative approach of Integrated Wildland Fire Management regulating the wildfire problem by the wise use of fire: solving the FIRE PARADOX

Objective

Wildfires are a major problem for many European societies threatening human lives and property with disastrous impacts particularly at the wildland-urban interface. On the other hand humans always used fire as a tool to regulate nature and traditional use of fire is known in many regions of Europe. The understanding of this paradox, is thus essential for finding solutions for integrated wildland fire management.This concept requires considering the various aspects of fire, from its use as a planned management practice (prescribed fire) to the initiation and propagation of unplanned fires (wildfires) and to the use of fire in fighting wildfires (suppression fire). Prescribed or suppression fires will therefore set the limits for wildfires by vontrolling their spatial extent, intensity and impacts.This is the main approach adopted aiming at the creation of the scientific and technological bases for new practices and policies under integrated wildland fire management and in the development of strategies for its implementation in Europe. Three major domains of related activities were considered: research, development and dissemination.In research, the project will focus on understanding the machanisms and modelling the processes associated with fire, from physics to biology and social sciences. Experimental and sampling methods will be used. The scientific and technical knowledge gathered will allow the development of a technological platform that will integrate the fire model, the temporal and spatial variability of fuels and weather, and the potential ecological and social-economical impacts. Documentation and demonstration platforms will also be extensively used for dissemination, focusing in the development of stategies for public awarness, academic and professional training using new communication technologies and networks, and for the implementation of new practices, policies and regulations under the concept of integrated wildland fire management.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-GLOBAL-3
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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
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Tapada Da Ajuda
Lisboa
Portugal

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)
France
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Rue De L'universite 147
Paris

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EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
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Torikatu 34
Joensuu

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MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
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Alsyllio Agrokipiou
Chania - Crete

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MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen

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UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID.
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
Getafe

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
Carretera De La Coruña Km 7.5
Madrid

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GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA, DEPARTAMENT D'INTERIOR
Spain
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Via Laietana, 69
Barcelona

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UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
Madrid

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XUNTA DE GALICIA - CONSELLERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE E DESENVOLVEMENT SOSTIBLE
Spain
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San Lazaro, S/n
Santiago De Compostela

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UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
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Placa Victor Siurana 1
Lleida

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CENTRE TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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Pujada Del Seminari S/n
Solsona

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EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
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Zuercherstrasse 111
Birmensdorf

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UNIVERSITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE D'AIX-MARSEILLE II
France
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Boulevard Charles Livon 58, Jardin Du Pharo
Marseille

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ESPACES FORESTIERS MEDITERRANEENS
France
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Chez Mme Guignard, La Colle
Salernes

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AGENCE MTDA SARL
France
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Avenue Du Club Hippique 298
Aix En Provence

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
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Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa

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UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO.
Portugal
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Quinta De Prados, Campus Universitario, Apart. 1013
Vila Real

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
Italy
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Corso Umberto I, 40
Napoli

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REGIONE AUTONOMA DELLA SARDEGNA
Italy
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Viale Trento 69
Cagliari

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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
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Administration Building, University Campus
Thessaloniki

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol

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GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
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Vecna Pot 2
Ljubljana

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INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA
Poland
Address
Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 R. Nr 3
Warszawa 22

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh

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VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
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Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES EN GENIE RURAL, EAUX ET FORETS
Tunisia
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Rue Hedi Karray
Ariana

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ECOLE NATIONALE FORESTIERE D'INGENIEURS
Morocco
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Tabriquet
Salé

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OMIKRON - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINNERING AND TECNICAL WORKS DESIGN, STUDY, MANAGEMENT - LTD.
Greece
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25Th Martiou Str., 53
Thessaloniki

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UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH
Switzerland
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Raemistrasse 71
Zurich

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y EXTENSION FORESTAL ANDINO PATAGONICO
Argentina
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Ruta 259 Km 4
Esquel

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
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Rivadavia 1439
Buenos Aires

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SILVA FOREST SERVICES CC
South Africa
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Dirkie Uysstraat 23
Bredasdorp

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PACIFIC FOREST FORUM
Russia
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Lenin Street, 8-70
Khabarovsk

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EUROPEAN COMMUNITY REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTER
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi
Brussels

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CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL ET DES EAUX ET FORETS
France
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Parc De Tourvoie
Antony

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