The main goal of Ofidia2 project is to prevent wildfires and protect the biodiversity in the forests and rural areas in the region of Apulia (Italy) and in Epirus (Greece).
A fruitful cooperation between scientific research, cutting-edge technologies, policymakers and Italian and Greek public agencies will improve the safety of environment from wildfires danger. A network of technologies, infrastructures and scientific knowledge is at the heart of the project that aims to develop environmental protection measures by setting up an operational big data infrastructure.
With the help of HD video cameras, wireless sensors networks and drones, the stakeholders will effectively patrol high-danger and remotely located areas in the two Regions. A new control room in the Regional Civil Protection office in Bari will be the headquarters of the necessary operational activities in Puglia.
Lead Partner of the project is CMCC Foundation; the project partners are Decentralized Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia, Forest Directorate (DAEWM), University of Ioannina, Puglia Region – Civil Protection Section; associated partners: Municipality of Lecce, ARIF (Regional Agency for Irrigation and Forest Activities).
Ofidia2 project capitalizes the results of the previous project Ofidia, already funded during the 2007-2013 Programming Period, by covering a larger area in both regions.
Science and citizens brought together in a “Citizen Science” experiment to fight fire hazard. This is the goal of FireAware, the new application for iOS devices introduced in the framework of Ofidia2 project - Operational FIre Danger prevention plAtform 2.The App allows citizens to...
Kick-off meeting Ofidia 2 project: preventing and fighting forest wildfires in Puglia Region and in Greece
The Kick-off meeting of the project Ofidia 2 - Operational FIre Danger preventIon platform, co-funded for 1.854.000 euro by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 7-8 May in Lecce. A fruitful cooperation between scientific research, cutting-edge technologies, policymakers...