A recent published articles on the website of the European Research Executive Agency (REA) mentioned the SAFERS project as an important artificial intelligence initiative in environment protection.
The SAFERS project recently organized two webinars on November 6th and 8th 2023 with the support of Horizon Results Booster in collaboration with other emergency management and wildfire risk projects, namely FIRELOGUE, OVERWATCH, and TREEADS, all funded by the EU.
The first webinar, held on November 6th, focused on activating citizen participation in wildfire risk management.
The Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) hosted the Spanish demonstration of the SAFERS European project in El Perelló, Catalonia, from October 9 to 11, 2023.
Day 1 - 09/10: Exploring the Aftermath
The participants had the opportunity to visit the burned area from the 2019 fire, providing valuable insights into the long-term impact of forest fires on the environment and communities.
SAFERS has recently released a Tutorial about the implemented Chatbot for citizens. SAFERS bot is a Mobile Application developed for Telegram with the aim of helping citizens to actively participate in forest fire prevention and management activities. The application enables real-time information gathering via geolocated multimedia content from smartphones, as well as push notifications to alert at-risk areas. In addition, SAFERS Bot simplifies the coordination of people by enabling real-time sharing of location and tasks, with the ability to assign specific missions to individuals or teams, while tracking their progress. A gamification strategy has been put in place to encourage citizen engagement, reinforce awareness of good practices in the event of an emergency, and encourage them to actively contribute to information gathering.
Are you a citizen? Learn more about our Mobile Application
SAFERS was at the Joint Dissemination Workshop organized by EUFireProjectsUnited to present the project's recent outcomes and futures steps. The event was held online on January 23rd, 2023.
Many thanks to all the participants for the fruitful meeting!
The second field demonstration took place in Piedmont (Italie) on february 9th, 2023. The event was hosted by the Coordinamento Regionale del Volontariato di Protezione Civile del Piemonte onlus (AIB) at the Regione Piemonte facilities. The organisation was realised by CSI-Piedmont.