GEO-SAFE RISE H2020 Project

2017-08-28

Web del Proyecto: http://geosafe.lessonsonfire.eu/

Forest fires are an annual occurrence in many parts of the world causing evacuation of nearby residential and industrial facilities. In EU and Australia, every year thousands of square miles of forests and other lands burn due to wildfires. These fires affect the population and environment of the adjacent areas causing important economic and ecological losses, and often, human causalities.

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 GEO-SAFE project, 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.

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Duration: May 2016 – April 2020

Project reference: 691161

Project Co-ordinator: FSEG University of Greenwich, UK.

Funded by: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Project Budget Contribution from the EU: 1,080,000.00€


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