Integrated Technological and Information Platform for Wildfire Management

Prevention and Preparedness

Fire ignition models, stakeholder engagement and advanced training programme for firefighters, simulation of real-world environments and life-saving scenarios, citizen engagement framework, mobile application for citizen engagement.

Detection and Response

Weather data analytics, on-site device integration, calculation of available fuel and weather data to model fire behaviour, coordination between unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles for detecting forest fire, wireless communication infrastructure for coordinating first responders.

Restoration and Adaptation

Knowledge on geographic data, biodiversity models, forest growth models, ecological site classification, policy recommendations on forest governance, soil rehabilitation strategy recommendation, restoration roadmap services for natural resources.
 

The new European Green Deal project launched for wildfire management, forest resilience and climate change

Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Green Deal program and coordinated by Università Telematica Pegaso, SILVANUS project includes 49 partners from the European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, and Australia, with a budget of €23 million for a period of 42 months.

The SILVANUS project brings together a large consortium of interdisciplinary experts from four continents to combat the threat of forest fires and improve forest resilience against climate change.

The key output of the project is the release of a climate resilient forest management platform to prevent and suppress forest fire. SILVANUS relies on environmental, technical and social sciences experts to support regional and national authorities responsible for wildfire management in their respective countries. SILVANUS scientists and research engineers will aid the civil protection authorities to efficiently monitor forest resources, to evaluate biodiversity, to generate more accurate fire risk indicators, and promote safety regulations among the local population affected by wildfire through awareness campaigns.

Partners from the European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, and Australia

Pilot Countries

Million EUR

Months

SILVANUS

Project ID card:
SILVANUS – Grant agreement ID: 101037247
Start date: 1 October 2021
End date: 31 March 2025
Funded under: H2020-LC-GD-2020-3
Overall budget: € 24 186 845
EU contribution: € 19 902 190
Coordinated by: UNIVERSITA TELEMATICA PEGASO – Italy

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101037247