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FIRE-SMART. FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO PREVENT UNWANTED FOREST FIRES

Objective

Forest fire prevention involves a complex implementation. Because of the broad spectrum of activities included, prevention can be designed and performed at different scales, involving a great variety of institutions. Still, hardly ever legislation regulates the inclusion of fire prevention activities as part of forest management plans. Nevertheless, prevention is actually performed, although the lack of planning and coordination reduces the efficiency of prevention measures. Furthermore, it is suspected that often those practices lack solid foundations, and that are not site and species or stand type specific. FireSmart objective is to make a significant contribution to the prevention of unwanted forest fires. To this purpose the Consortium will retrieve, from institutions operating at several scales, the fire prevention theories and practices currently in use in the Mediterranean Europe. This information will be analysed meticulously in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses involved in fire prevention taking into account socio-economic, institutional and legislative aspects. The analysis will lead to the assessment of the existing different options to overcome the actual difficulties and to the subsequent elaboration recommendations and practical guidelines for stakeholders involved in the entire sustainable management chain of silviculture. Finally, using findings obtained in along the project, the Consortium will elaborate the strategic roadmap that will point the path to follow in the future. The present project makes particular emphasis in the dissemination which will be organised around a project Web Page, two workshops and a final Seminar. The Consortium forsees the need to maintain the Web page alive after the project and proposes a feasible solution for the future of this Web page, which will play a crucial role for the connection and exchange of information between stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry/silviculture

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 260 908,43
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Martinez (Mr.)

Participants (7)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 72 979,36
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philip Roche (Dr.)
AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 76 889,47
Address
Via Poerio 39
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Beretta (Ms.)
CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 118 454,51
Address
Rue Des Foyers 6
1537 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Morten Thoroe (Mr.)
ENTRENAMIENTO E INFORMACION FORESTAL S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 77 331,20
Address
Manuel Garcia 4 Local Bajo A
28024 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ramon Porrero Rodriguez (Mr.)
FORESTIS - ASSOCIACAO FLORESTAL DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 77 510,32
Address
Rua De Santa Catarina 753
4000-454 Porto
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rosário Alves (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 472,20
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Alarcón (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 454,51
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)