Andalucia’s Living Lab will look at how digitalisation can help to reduce the risk of forest fires, by involving public administrations, local civil protection agency, fires fighters and technological enterprises working on fire prevention and suppression. Based on the experience of forest fire actors, the Living Lab will explore new digitalisation systems, technologies and techniques. For each, different possibilities will be identified and the potential risks associated will be assessed to develop different narratives for future possible scenarios.
Forest fires are an increasingly recurrent phenomenon impacting the environment, economy and the local population. The frequency, intensity, and geographical scope of forest fires are expected to increase, mainly caused by the effects of climate change.
The current technical and human resources are limited to fight against wildfires yet new technologies can have a very important role to address it. There is need for effective, low cost, and rapid and proper conditions for digitisation systems and technologies (DSTs) options to prevent, monitor and fight forest fires, and to supervise the social and environmental changes.
Living Lab coordinator: University of Córdoba