In recent years, the frequency of large-scale forest fires has increased significantly owing to a number of factors including the effects of climate change, urbanisation, poor landscape management and malevolent acts. These so-called “Mega-fires” are particularly destructive and difficult to control with the technologies and systems currently available to fire fighters and emergency agencies. The AF3 project intends to provide an extraordinary improvement to the efficiency of current fire-fighting operations and to the protection of human lives, the environment and property by developing innovative technologies and means to ensure a high level of integration between existing and new systems.
The Politecnico di Torino partecipates to the project with research groups of 5 Departments: DENERG, DIATI, DIGEP, DIMEAS, DIST.
European Research Projects
SELEX ES SPA, Italy - ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD, Israel - EFPC ( UK ) LTD, United Kingdom - FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany - INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS, Greece - "NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS", Greece - KYTEK LTD, Ireland - Politecnico di Torino, Italy - CENTRUM BADAN KOSMICZNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Poland - PYRO FIRE EXTINCTION SL, Spain - THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG, United Kingdom - AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA, Spain - MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, GREECE, Greece - EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA, Spain - UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA, Spain - LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET, Sweden - ARIA TECHNOLOGIES SA, France - MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY, Israel - MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO, Italy
Total Budget: EUR 19 270 384,12
Budget Politecnico EUR 1 215 672