STRUCTURED APPROACHES FOR FOREST FIRE EMERGENCIES IN RESILIENT SOCIETIES
Saturday, 1 April 2023
“SAFERS has a worldwide market potential. In particular, the widespread economic and social impact caused by forest fires which is both a global and increasing urban phenomenon. The cost to business and citizens will be substantial as extreme weather patterns become more frequent due to climate change. SAFERS defines a novel approach, offering a modular, scalable, interoperable and cheaper solution, allowing full integration with third-party systems, aiming to become a game changer in wildfire management."
“By strongly leveraging on AI algorithms and on the coupled use of EO and in-field data, the SAFERS Intelligent Services will be able to provide actionable information to the SAFERS Open Big Data Platform, allowing smart emergency management and decision making.”
“The added value of SAFERS is that it provides a holistic disaster management solution that will be based on existing and valuable best practises.”
“The Copernicus Sentinels keep a constant watch over our planet including before and after wildfires. SAFERS will automatically provide decision makers and citizens post-wildfire monitoring capabilities that allow them to regularly report on vegetation cover and planning processes to support sustainable re-development for years to come.”
“The sooner a potential wildfire situation is observed or identified, the better the chances of extinguishing the fire and reducing the overall losses. SAFERS is putting different technologies and geospatial data together to provide 365-day situational awareness "
“SAFERS platform will utilize state-of-the-art methodologies to forecast occurrences of high-impact weather variables relevant for forest fires from short term to sub-seasonal time scales which brings a high added-value in the Emergency Management Systems.”
"With a wide integration of data from various sources, like social media and applications used by civilians, SAFERS will have a major impact on the emergency management cycle, since it will innovatively exploit technology systems and make societies more resilient against wildfires."
“Implementation of an effective emergency management system for forest fire emergencies has become very crucial to help societies in becoming more resilient. SAFERS platform aims to support intelligent decision-making of wildfire scenarios, intervening at critical points in the emergency management cycle."
"SAFERS consortium is engaging all the stakeholders at different stages of the project implementation and considers their role as a backbone for the success of the project, not only as beneficiaries, but also as partners and collaborators in the fight against forest fires.”