Innovative technologies and socio-ecological-economic solutions for fire resilient territories in Europe.

Project: Research

Project Details


Extreme wildfire events (EWE) are becoming a major environmental, economic and social threat in Southern Europe and increasingly gaining importance elsewhere in Europe. As the limits of fire suppression-centered strategies become evident, practitioners, researchers and policymakers increasingly recognise the need to develop novel approaches that shift emphasis to the root causes and impacts of EWE, moving towards preventive landscape and community management for greater resilience. FIRE-RES integrates existing research, technology, civil protection, policy and governance spheres related to wildfires to innovate processes, methods and tools to effectively promote the implementation of a more holistic fire management approach and support the transition towards more resilient landscapes and communities to EWE. To achieve this, FIRE-RES will, first, generate new knowledge on sustainable integrated fire management models that help to define what type of possible future scenarios (including climate change and general policies) should be promoted across EU territories. Second, it will identify and demonstrate innovations at the technological, social, health/safety, administrative, ecological and economic levels to define how and across which possible paths the future scenarios may be achieved in the EU. These innovations will be implemented in different regional contexts, and upscaled at the national and EU levels using an open innovation hub, promoting capacity building and partnership brokerage between public and private actors. Third, it will raise societal awareness and engagement on wildfire risk prevention, preparedness and response by leveraging existing national and cross-border networks at supranational levels. FIRE-RES is a transdisciplinary, multi-actor consortium, formed by researchers, wildfire agencies, technological companies, industry and civil society from 13 countries, linking to broader networks in science and disaster reduction management.
Effective start/end date1/12/2130/11/25

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • National Forest Corporation (CONAF) (Project partner)
  • Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil (ANEPC) (Project partner)
  • Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Project partner)
  • Departament d'Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya (Project partner)
  • National School of Firefighters (ENB) (Project partner)
  • Forest Sciences and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) (Project partner) (lead)
  • European Institute of Planted Forests (IEFC) (Project partner)
  • Consellería do Medio Rural - Xunta de Galicia (Project partner)
  • Euromontana (Project partner)
  • Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology, and Science (INESC-TEC) (Project partner)
  • University of Forestry (Project partner)
  • Universidade de Lisboa (Project partner)
  • Airbus DS Geo SGSA (Project partner)
  • University of Padua (Project partner)
  • European Forest Institute (Project partner)
  • Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería (ISCI) (Project partner)
  • Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) (Project partner)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Tecnosylva S.L. (Project partner)
  • Gobierno de Canarias - Consejería de Transición Ecológica, Lucha contra el Cambio Climático y Planificación Territorial (Project partner)
  • National Research Council (CNR) (Project partner)
  • Spire Global Luxembourg S.a.r.l. (Project partner)
  • MeteoGroup Nederland B.V. (Project partner)
  • International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) (Project partner)
  • Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale (CCI) (Project partner)
  • Wageningen University & Research (WUR) (Project partner)
  • National Observatory of Athens (NOA) (Project partner)
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) (Project partner)
  • ForestWISE - Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest & Fire Management (Project partner)
  • University of the Aegean-Research Unit (UAEGEAN) (Project partner)
  • L'Agenzia forestale regionale per lo sviluppo del territorio e dell'ambiente della Sardegna (FoReSTAS) (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Chilean Wood Corporation (CORMA) (Project partner)
  • Mitiga Solutions SL (Project partner)

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-EU.3.5.
  • Unmanned platforms