Specific objective
1.2 Increase capacities for the delivery of services of general interest in a changing society
Date of submission
29 May 2017
Last update
19 June 2017
Main objectives
The project aims to realize and experiment an innovative monitoring system of forest land to guide government decisions and enhance the habitats as a resource for development. The project also intends to integrate the static mapping of the potential risk of forest fires (obtained through permanent units) with a dynamic mapping, in which the set of sensors required for risk calculation is dynamically distributed as needed. Monitor is a prerequisite to design, in a structural manner, a forest plan, for the maintenance of its biodiversity, its health, to optimally prevent from fire risk, and to counter one of the elements of the direct cause of the landslide risk.
Description of activities
The so far adopted solutions for monitoring on a geographical scale (satellite images or aerial tracking, etc.) do not allow an accurate and updated control over time because of the vastness of the territory. A number of projects have been funded in the past by the European Union for the implementation of prototype monitoring systems for predicting the risk of forest fires. These systems are generally based on the dislocation in the risk areas of radio controlled sensors, which can measure the degree of moisture of plant shells, water content in the soil, and so on. Thanks to the data acquired by the control units, maps are created indicating the degree of potential risk of a given zone in real time.
Envisaged outcomes
The limitations of existing systems lie in the fact that it is costly and complex to install permanent power stations in sufficient numbers to obtain reliable data. In addition, because the results are durable and replicable over time, a continuous maintenance and calibration system for sensors should be provided. The project tries to use innovative technologies to overcome some of the solutions currently adopted. Our project will overtake these costraints.
Partners found
  • Stat-up active in land monitoring through drones
  • Universities
Partners wanted in the following countries
  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
Partners wanted from the following institutions
  • Local public authority
  • Regional public authority
  • National public authority
  • Sectoral agency
  • Infrastructure and (public) service provider
  • Interest groups including NGOs
  • Higher education and research
Comments on partners wanted