18 - 20 May 2022
Nîmes, France

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Conference Programme 2022

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Conference Programme 2022

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Scientific Agenda
  1. Welcome Address 
  2. This presentation will review the history of aerial fire as we currently know it, highlighting the importance of science as it relates to current and future development of safe, effective, efficient t ...
  3. The prediction of ground patterns of liquid aerial drops for combating wildfires remains a major issue. It is of great importance for the optimization of existing delivery systems as well as for the d ...
  4. The presentation is about the “cup and grid” method applied to evaluate the ground patterns obtained with the various aircrafts used during the forest fire fighting in France. The methodology used to ...
  5. o    Why aerial firefighting? o    Business management and aerial firefighting o    The science of emergency management o    Defining operational objectives o    Open topics with the greatest potentia ...
  6. Historical data points to two instabilities that govern the breakup process in jets, either in crossflow or quiescent air:  the Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) instability and the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instabili ...
  7. The firefighting air tanker family comprises many aircrafts and associated delivery systems. During the airdrop of the firefighting liquid, a significant part of it is captured in the vortical wake ge ...
  8. Fighting wildland fires is a major issue for the protection of populations and environment with a need of more efficient means to fight fires. Airtankers are able to drop volumes of liquid (water or f ...
  9. FIRELOGUE is a 3-year Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project starting in 2021, funded under the European Green Deal call "Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demo ...
  10. FirEUrisk is a H2020 European Research & Innovation Action. The project aims to develop and evaluate a novel 3-stage management strategy that will update the current approaches to fighting wildfires. ...
  11. DRYADS aims to build upon state-of-the-art high TRL products and unite them in a holistic Fire Management ecosystem that optimize and reuse per phase the available Socio-technological Resources in all ...
  12. Management of wildfire events benefit intensely from the addition of new technologies to enable first responders and landscape managers to plan, prevent and mitigate the outcome of fire events. High A ...
  13. Thanks to the diversity of its ecosystem, made up of start-ups, SMEs, major groups, research laboratories, public players, academics and learning centers, Aerospace Valley is the only community in the ...
Practitioners Agenda
  1. Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common. Climate change is heavily impacting the occurrence, severity and behavior of disasters, including forest fires. More fires occur at the same ti ...
  2. France policy to fight forest fires is comprehensive and is based on multiple layers: •    Information & education •    Preparation & training •    Joint doctrine to combine air & ground capabilities ...
  3. The European Economic and Social Committee ‘s opinion on Consolidating the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in order to improve the EU's capacity to react in the face of extreme events, including those o ...
  4. As a brief overview, our presentation will begin by presenting the fire landscape that exists in Portugal and the events that frame our need for a system-level change. We briefly discuss the need for ...
  5. The number of devasting wildfires around the world is increasing. Affected regions around the world can respond more aggressively to prevent catastrophic outcomes by dispatching a balanced aerial atta ...
  6. The presentation will review the latest fires that have occurred throughout Europe during 2021 and the new behavior of fire, known as 6th Generation fires. These fires are much more intense and virule ...
  7. Airbus Helicopters range in disaster relief and SAR management.  
  8. The main operational period is from June to October, but the activity of the French CL 415 fleet and their crews is intense throughout the year.  As soon as the main fire season ends (usually in Octob ...
  9. This presentation will cover the scope of air condition & how the procedures & communications help to keep them safe & efficient in the air. Fire Lieutenant Colonel Stratos Anastasopoulos will present ...
Practitioners Agenda
  1. Commissioner of Public Lands for Washington State (USA), Hilary Franz will discuss the importance of initial attack for her state’s wildfire suppression efforts and how public funding has the potentia ...
  2. This presentation will cover SAR effectiveness calculations for drone operations, using a recent large-scale experiment in Mozambique as a case study. It will outline the potential and reality of dron ...
  3. The flood disaster in 2021 was the deadliest water-related disaster in Germany over the past 60 years and has resulted in financial losses of more than 30 billion Euros as well over 180 fatalities. Th ...
  4. What it means to have the Twin Otter, CL215/215T & 415 and Dash 8 all under the iconic De Havilland banner and the first major milestone in the launch of the DHC-515 firefighter.  
  5. Fire Lieutenant Colonel Stratos Anastasopoulos will explain the plan implemented to rescue trapped people by the floods & how they coordinated three different type of helicopters.
  6. Migrants leaving the North African coast bound for Europe often do so in overloaded, flimsy craft barely suitable for the rigours of the crossing.  Sadly, many drown in the process. Often, the only me ...
  7. The impacts of wildfires are no longer seasonal or regional. It affects everyone globally and there are not enough resources allocated to meet the new paradigm of year-round wildland firefighting. Bri ...

 

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