LIVING LABS

FIRE-RES will test, deploy and implement its innovations in 11 Living Labs and then upscale them at wider levels. 

WHAT ARE LIVING LABS?

Living Labs are open innovation ecosystems. These ecosystems can foster the collaboration among the public sector, scientific communities, private companies and citizen associations.

FIRE-RES will develop 11 Living Labs to demonstrate and deploy its innovations in collaboration with local and regional actors. 

OUR LIVING LABS

Bulgaria

CONTEXT In Bulgaria, about one third of the territory is forests and mainly State-owned (76%). On average, Bulgaria experiences 600 forest fires annually that affect 10,000 hectares and cause 2.5

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Canary Islands- Spain

CONTEXT Canary Islands is one of the 17 Autonomous Regions in Spain, conformed by 8 main islands. The Islands suffer from devastating and threatening forest fires mostly caused by humans.

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Catalonia-Spain

CONTEXT Catalonia is a Mediterranean region of approximately 32,000 km2 located in North Eastern Spain. This region is very densely populated. With 232 inhabitants per km2 in 2016, it is

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Chile

CONTEXT The Living Lab in Chile will be situated in two different zones. The first, Concepción, includes the capital city of Biobio Region, and its surroundings communes, for a surface of

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Galicia – Spain

CONTEXT In Galicia, the number of forest fires went from approximately 10,000 per year in the decade 1990-2000 passing through to 7,000 forest fires per year in 2000-2010 and down to

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Germany-The Netherlands

CONTEXT Fire regimes are changing around the world, and the knowledge generated on these changes and how to deal with them is very often dispersed. This is because of the

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Greece

CONTEXT FIRE-RES solutions will be applied in three fire-prone areas across Greece: Kassandra Peninsula (Chalkidiki) – Lesvos Island (Aegean Sea) – Peloponnese (Region). These areas are characterized by wildland-urban interface

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Norway-Sweden

CONTEXT Norway and Sweden are characterized by boreal and hemiboreal forest, as well as alpine forest towards the north and in the mountain regions. The boreal and hemiboreal regions typically

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Nouvelle Aquitaine- France

CONTEXT In the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, megafires is a relevant issue since mid-20th century. A historical event that is still commemorated today is a set of fires occurred between 1946

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Portugal

CONTEXT The Portuguese Living Lab extends over two case study areas.  The first is a forested landscape in Vale do Sousa that extends over 14316 ha.  Eucalypt and maritime pine

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Sardinia- Italy

CONTEXT For the Living Lab in Sardinia, FoReSTAS will support the set-up of two field trials on its premises, in two areas: Porto Conte-Alghero, Sassari, and Monte Arci -Usellus, Oristano.

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