The OFIDIA project – Operational FIre Danger preventIon PlAtform presents itself in a video while describing the main aims of the project, the activities realized and the results achieved, such as the installation of the wireless sensor network, the implementation of a structured data collection system and the design of a Data Archive and a Data Analytics platform.
The project aims at building a cross-border operational fire danger prevention infrastructure that advances the ability of regional stakeholders across the Epirus and Apulia regions to detect and fight forest wildfires through more effective patrolling, environmental monitoring, weather modeling, fire danger forecasting and automated access to related historical data.
More in detail, OFIDIA tries to improve the operational capability of forecasting, preventing and fighting forest wildfires while enhancing the cross-border cooperation concerning fire danger protection and sharing the knowledge of scientific and operational best practices.
To achieve these goals, the partners of the project have realized the installation and operation of control rooms for the operational coordination of forest fire prevention and fighting, the installation and operation of hardware equipment for weather monitoring and visual forest patrolling and the development of integrated IT infrastructure for data storage, weather modelling, fire danger forecasting, visualization of historical and forecast data on geographical maps.
OFIDIA is a three year project (2013 -2015) funded by the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece – Italy 2007-2013.
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