DRYADS

Project Management

RISE Fire Research AS (Norwegen)

Duration

01.12.2021 – 31.05.2025

Funding

European Commission

Contact person

Laura Essl

More than a third of the EU's surface area is covered by forest, which, in addition to its economic and social function as a recreational and protective space, makes an important contribution to the fight against climate change as a CO2 sink. Apart from increasing deforestation, forest fires also contribute to a reduction in forest cover. Due to more frequent extreme weather events, these occur not only in the Mediterranean region, but also more often in Central and Northern Europe.

The EU project DRYADS is dedicated to the development of a holistic forest fire management platform that encompasses all three phases of forest fire management: prevention, detection and response, restoration. A variety of technological solutions are being developed for each of the three areas, ranging from the development and use of a wide variety of UAVs, the use of VR for training measures, to social media analysis and the development of fire-resistant material for house construction.

At the heart of the project are the eight pilot regions where the various solutions will be tested. There will also be a case study in Austria with the scenario of a peri-urban forest fire.

The DCNA is involved in the Austrian pilot study as well as in the dissemination and awareness raising of the project results.

Project partners:

RISE Fire Research AS, NO | Jotne EPM Technology AS, NO | Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung Und -Pruefung (BAM), DE | Capgemini Engineering, FR | Drone Hopper, ES | Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), ES | Squaredev BV, BE | Fundacion Cartif, ES | Universitat de Girona, ES | National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", GR | Software Imagination & Vision SRL (SIMAVI), RO | The Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (OvGU), DE | Adrestia R&D Private Company, GR | Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), EL | Eight Bells LTD, CY | ACCELIGENCE LTD, CY | INNOV Limited, CY Frontier Innovations, GR | VIPO Solutions, NO | Global BioDesign, BE | Engineers For Business S.A., GR | Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC), LT | Schmitz OneSeven GmbH, DE | Copenhagen Business School, DK | Woodify AS, NO | K3Y LIMITED, BG | Maggioli S.P.A, IT | National Observatory of Athens, GR | Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, RO | Romanian Forestry Association (ASFOR), RO | Fundatia Pentru SMURD, RO | Johanniter Ausbildung und Forschung gemeinnützige GmbH (JOAFG), AT | Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA), AT | Ing. Feischl Richard, AT | Freiwillige Feuerwehr Gumpoldskirchen (FGK), AT | Professional fire brigade and civil, protection department Graz, AT | Sviluppo Tecnologie e Ricerca per l’Edilizia Sismicamente sicura ed ecoSostenibile Scarl (STRESS), IT| Agenzia Campana Mobilità Infrastrutture e Reti (ACaMIR), IT | Comune di Sorrento, IT | Pompiers de l’ Urgence Internationale, FR | Federación de las Asociaciones Forestales de Castilla y León, ES | Diputación Provincial de Ávila, ES | Technical University of Crete, GR | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, GR | Decentralized Administration Authority of Crete, GR | National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW |

 

Find more in-depth information on the project website.