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Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies

Objective

In EU and Australia, every year thousands of square miles of forests and other lands burn due to wildfires. These fires cause important economic and ecological losses, and often, human casualties. Both EU and Australian governments are aware of how crucial it is to improve wildfires’ management and containment . Scientists from different specialties, both in EU and Australia, have already developed methods and models in order to improve the management and decision process pertaining to preparedness and response phases in case of bushfire. The present project, named Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies (GEO SAFE), aims at creating a network enabling the two regions to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience , thus boosting the progress of wildfires knowledge and the related development of innovative methods for dealing efficiently with such fires.
More precisely, the GEO SAFE project will focus on developing the tools enabling to set up an integrated decision support system optimizing the resources during the response phase, through:
• Developing a dynamic risk cartography of a region with regard to the possibility of a wildfire. The task will involve data collection (satellite and remote sensors), risk analysis and development of a tool enabling to forecast fire extension i, and in particular to predict fire and risk evolution during the response phase
• Designing and testing a resource allocation tool for the response phase using the dynamic risk cartography. One of the problems to consider will be the resource allocation for securing key places (schools, hospitals, ….) given time dependent constraints. Problems will be identified through connections with final users, and the proposed solutions will be tested on simulated data.
• Developing analyses of relevant management processes as well as training tools in order to facilitate the implementation of such solutionto be completed

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 166 500

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DE LA HAUTE-CORSE
France
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Lieu Dit Casetta
20600 Furiani
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Centre Francis Arrighi, Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO D'ECOLOGIA DEL FOC I GESTIO D'INCENDIS PAU COSTA ALCUBIERRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Av. Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, 42 Esc A, Planta Bx, P
08552 Taradell
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Schweitzer Cs 60319 Centre Pierre Guillaumat
60203 Compiegne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS DAUPHINE
France
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Place Du Marechal De Lattre De Tass Igny
75775 Paris Cedex 16
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT DE NORMANDIE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
30 Rue De Richelieu
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Other
CONSEJERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ORDENACION DEL TERRITORIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Avda. Guardia Civil, 1
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY*RMIT UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
La Trobe Street 124
3001 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUSHFIRE AND NATURAL HAZARDS CRC LIMITED
Australia
Address
Level 1 340 Albert St
3002 East Melbourne
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments