Work Package 1: Project Coordination
Led by Universita Telematicà Pegaso, the objective of this package is to provide overall project leadership and management to ensure the consortium partners are aligned with the project goals and the workplan is being implemented as outlined.
Work Package 2: Environmentally sustainable, resilient forest models and assessment framework
The objective of this work package is to build interdisciplinary consensus among the different stakeholders contributing to the development of forest management services.
Work Package 3: Culture of deterrence and prevention against wildfires based on sustainable forest management services
The objective of this work package is to develop tools, methodologies and technologies to promote the culture of deterrence and prevention against wildfires. The outcome of the WP will result in Phase A: Preparedness and prevention solutions developed through interdisciplinary stakeholder consensus.
Work Package 4: Advanced detection capabilities for early-stage detection of wildfires
The main aim of the work package is to collect, aggregate and pre-process data coming from heterogeneous sources, including: EO satellite data, outputs from weather and climate models, social media, in-situ IoT devices, UAVs and UGVs.
Work Package 5: Response coordination to contain the spread of wildfire
The aim of the WP is to develop technologies to facilitate efficient response coordination in combating the ignition of wildfires, by building accurate and reliable information about fire detection, fire spread and fire weather prediction exploiting latest advances in AI/ML tools, using data from European services for Earth Observation satellites, weather and climate models, social media and advanced IoT devices. The activities of the WP will develop a broad range of solutions to be available for appropriate use by the fire fighters.
Work Package 6: Enhanced resilience programme for forest management through restoration and adaptation
The objectives of this WP are to analyse and promote ecological policies to rehabilitate forests following the neutralisation of wildfires. The rehabilitation strategy will consider the impact of forest fire on the soil, environment and regional requirements, as well as local communities
Work Package 7: Policy recommendations on environmental sustainability and forest restoration
The aim of the WP is to develop policy recommendations on forest landscape restoration considering the following key principles: (i) focus on entire landscape restoration; (ii) maintain and enhance natural ecosystem within landscapes; (iii) engage stakeholders and support participatory governance; (iv) tailor to the local context using a variety of approaches; (v) restore multiple functions for multiple benefits; (vi) manage adaptively for long-term resilience.
Work Package 8: Platform design specification, interfaces and integration
The objective of this WP is to develop an integrated SILVANUS interdisciplinary forest landscape management platform that packages various software components suitable for distribution across pilot organisations participating in the project.
Work Package 9: Large-scale demonstration activities of project outcomes
The objective of this WP is to facilitate continuous evaluation of the SILVANUS attack scenarios across eight (8) pilot demonstration sites from EU member states and three (3) international regions by preparing organisation deployment of SILVANUS platform to coordinate Phase A, B and C trials in combating against wildfires, and by evaluating the impact of wildfire spread across geographic regions.
Work Package 10: Dissemination and exploitation
This WP sets up and manages the stakeholder groups and the External Advisory Board, and exploits them for preparing efficient training schemes, operational procedures and policy recommendations for sustainable forest management stakeholders. The objective is to implement effective plans for communication, dissemination, and exploitation for SILVANUS, agreed by all members of the Consortium, to reach all levels of stakeholders and target groups.
Work Package 11: Ethics requirements
The objective is to ensure compliance with the ethics requirements set out in this work package.