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

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.
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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)

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 72 979,36

AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 76 889,47

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 118 454,51

ENTRENAMIENTO E INFORMACION FORESTAL S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 77 331,20

FORESTIS - ASSOCIACAO FLORESTAL DE PORTUGAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 77 510,32

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 472,20

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 118 454,51

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243840

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 093 895,18

  • EU contribution

    € 920 000

Coordinated by:

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA

Spain