16-17 October 2023
Athens, Greece

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Conference Programme 2022

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EUR 207



18 May 2022
Scientific Agenda

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 three main phases of Wildfires.

For the prevention and preparedness DRYADS propose the use of a real-time risk evaluation tool and a new Risk factor indicator through the use of DRYADS decision-making supporting tools. To create a model of Fire adapted communities (FAC) in parallel to insurance incentives, DRYADS will demonstrate alkali activated construction materials (AAM) integrating post-wildfires wood ashes (PWA) for fire-resilient buildings and Infrastructure. DRYADS also uses a variety of technological solutions such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of different sizes, customized for accurate forest supervision at different heights. 

In the area of Detection DRYADS propose a variety of toolsets that will accommodate most needs. Stemming from Virtual Reality (VR) for the training, and wearables for the protection of the emergency responders , tools for hotspot detection, fire spread propagation and smoke cloud dispersion, to UAVs and aircraft for temporal and spatial analysis improvement, but also for aerial firefighting.  Public safety tools, and real time evacuation plans are also considered.

Last, DRYADS will develop a new land and field-based restoration initiative that will use all modern techniques such as agroforestry, UAVs for seed spread, a state-of-the-art restoration DSS and IoT sensors that will be able to adapt the seeding process based on the ground needs and on the same time to determine post-fire risks factors with the help of AI technology.

Kemal Arsava, Senior Research Scientist - RISE Fire Research AS