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Extension retardant application system

Objective

The reduction of forest fires is correlated with a new technology that will improve fire prevention and ensure a better performance of fire suppression. The ERAS Proposal aims at developing a new approach for fire retardant application and at studying the fire retardant possible impact on the ecosystem. To improve the prevention we'll develop studies to characterize a fire retardant and see how its chemical properties could enhance the vegetation coverage capabilities and the durability of its performance. The validation of dropping and penetration models will complement previous work related to aerial application. Ground utilization of fire retardant will be developed. A simulator will be designed and then validated by the fire fighters. It will be used to study the relationship between the fire propagation and the retardant application method. At the same time, series of studies will be conducted to assess the product harmlessness on the ecosystem.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENTENTE INTERDÉPARTEMENTALE EN VUE DE LA PROTECTION DE LA FORÊT CONTRE L'INCENDIE
Address
Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
France

Participants (9)

ALGOSYSTEMS SA
Greece
Address
Sygrou Avenue 206
17672 Athens
ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA AERODINAMICA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
Address
Rua Pedro Hispano 12
10131 Coimbra
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 2
54504 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
ITRATECH S.A.R.L.
France
Address
17,Le Grandsèdes 17
13850 Greasque
MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
Address

73100 Hania - Crete
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athens
SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DU VAR
France
Address
Boulevard Du Maljournal, 87
83300 Draguignan
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
Spain
Address
Avenida Carlos Iii, S/n
45071 Toledo
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo