OFIDIA – Operational FIre Danger preventIon plAtform

The project aims to build a cross-border operational fire danger prevention infrastructure that advances the ability of regional stakeholders to detect and fight forest wildfires.

Duration
30 months from 01/05/2013 to 31/10/2015
Funded by
  • European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme "Greece-Italy" (2007 - 2013)

Coordinating organization
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

Our main objective is to build 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 specific goals of the project are to:

  • improve the operational capability of forecasting, preventing and fighting forest wildfires in the cross-board area
  • enhance the cross-border cooperation concerning fire danger protection
  • encourage cross-border knowledge sharing among research institutions and stakeholders
  • advance the sustainable life quality and economic prosperity in the area.

Expected results

The outputs of the project include long-term benefits of cross-border collaboration and knowledge sharing among the partners both within each country and across the border.


Activity

The project activity includes:

  • the installation and operation of hardware equipment for automated weather monitoring and visual forest patrolling
  • the installation and operation of control rooms for the operational coordination of forest fire prevention and fighting
  • the joint development of integrated operational IT infrastructure for data storage, weather modeling, fire danger forecasting, visualization of historical and forecasted data on geographical maps
  • knowledge sharing of scientific and operational best practices through cross-border planned visits between the research institutions and the stakeholders

Partners
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • UIO - University of Ioannina
  • DAFD - Decentralized Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia, Forest Directorate
  • Province of Lecce
  • Province of Bari

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