INESC TEC assesses the risk of forest fires at European level

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The FIRELOGUE will apply over three million euros in the promotion of strategies to reduce the risk of forest fires in the European continent.

INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto is one of the partner institutions of the international project FIRELOGUE – Cross Sector Dialogue for Wildfire Risk Management, whose purpose is to promote initiatives that focus on knowledge and best practice sharing, to reduce the risk of forest fires.

With FIRELOGUE, it will be possible to “promote the integrated knowledge between the different agents connected to the issue of forest fires, in order to enable the adoption of different approaches that will make risk management easier, within the different regions of the European Union”, explains Hugo Miguel Silva, researcher at INESC TEC.

“FIRELOGUE will facilitate both the exchange of knowledge and best practices, among the different stakeholders, as regards the risk management of forest fires”, states Hugo Miguel Silva to the UP News Portal.

The project comprises 10 countries, namely Portugal, Germany, Spain, Greece, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Italy. The FIRELOGUE project has the duration of four years, and relies on the collaboration of international partner entities, such as Fraunhofer, Pau Costa Foundation, NOA, KEMEA, ADAI – Universidade de Coimbra, EDGE, CTFC, IASA, UNISDR, CMCC, Univ Alcala, AISBL, Vost Portugal, Trilateral Research UK and SAFE Cluster.

FIRELOGUE is described as a Coordination & Support Action (CSA) and it is financed by the European Commission in circa 3.2 million euros.