FIRE-RES is a 4-year project (2021-2025) led by the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia in Spain and funded under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme.
Extreme Wildfire Events are becoming a major environmental, economic and social threat across the world.
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 Extreme Wildfire Events, moving towards preventive landscape and community management for greater resilience.
WHAT DOES FIRE-RES DO?
FIRE-RES will develop a holistic and integrated fire management strategy to efficiently and effectively address Extreme Wildfire Events in Europe in 11 Living Labs thanks to its Innovation Actions.
FIRE-RES will develop 34 innovations related to the 4 pillars of the project that will allow to Integrated Fire Management measures for prevention and preparedness, detection and responses, and restoration and adaptation. FIRE-RES Innovation Actions include any tool, process or methodology intended to move toward an integrated model for Extreme Wildfire Events’ management.
FIRE-RES innovations will be implemented in 11 Living Labs and then upscaled at wider levels. Living Labs are open innovation ecosystems that demonstrate and deploy FIRE-RES innovations through collaboration among the public sector, scientific communities,private companies and citizen associations.
WHY IS FIRE-RES INNOVATIVE?
The reasons that make our project unique
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF FIRE-RES?
FIRE-RES will have a positive impact on the society as a whole and it will contribute achieving the European’s targets by 2030. Thanks to its innovation and Living Labs, it will reduce the number of human losses, as well as the negative impacts on buildings, land, ecosystems and health caused by wildfires in Europe.