Past Events

The AF3 project partners participate to different conferences, workshops and meetings concerning fire fighting techniques, fire behaviour, wildfire risk analysis and advanced technologies for forest fire suppression. In the Pubblications from AF3 project section some documents related to the works discussed and presented in conferences are also reported.

 

The 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9)

Date : 14-17 May 2017

Location: Split, Croatia

The 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9) was held in the city of Split (Croatia) at the University of Split.

For more information about the conference, please follow the link below:

http://www.ieees9.fesb.unist.hr/about/

For more details on AF3 participation:

Presentation1

Presentation2

 

AF3 Project: 2nd real firefighting trials  | Leon, Spain

Date : 15-17 November 2016

Location: Leon, Spain

Pre-final real firefighting trial will be carried out in Spain, near the city of Leon, 15-17 November. It is the 2nd AF3 fire fighting trial. The 1st AF3 fire fighting trial was carried out in Greece in 28 May – 2 June 2016.

The trial is a testbed for advanced firefighting techniques based on the management and control of a real wildfire, in order to reach a Level 2 of emergency during the test. 

The goal is to create a real operational environment for: 

– the HMI – human machine interface – technology developed to support inter-forces coordination;

– the capsules’ preventive layers, to prevent fire and rise security on the ground;

– the AF3 Core Expert Engine, which allows the real time coordination of all actors involved in the crisis management, in case of wildfire in Castilla Y Leon Spanish Region;

– the flight test of a Kamov Ka-32 Helicopter and its operational integration with Af3’s firefigting technology.

The three days event will see the participation of international partners involving also the main Spanish agencies devoted to security and emergency management, which are one of the project’s target.

The meeting is structured to have a first day of technical workshop, a second day of on-the-field trials and a final day of discussion focused on next step development after data analysis.

Participation at AF3Project’s trials is restricted to the partners and the invited stakeholders which includes emergency, civil protection and public institutions involved in crisis management at regional level; more informations on trials results will be published on project’s website and social media channels.

For more information about the trial, download the test presentation at the link below:

AF3SS_2ndA F3 fire fighting trial_Leon_Presentation

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ASITA conference

Date : 8-10 November 2016

Location: Cagliari, Italy

ASITA (Italian Federation of the Scientific Associations for Territory and Environment Information) held the 20th edition of the ASITA Conference,  from 8 to 10 November 2016. The conference will provide a forum for  researchers, organizations and companies that operates in the fields of acquisition and management of territorial and environmental data.

For more information about the conference, please follow the link below:

http://www.asita.it/

For more details on AF3 participation:

Abstract_AF3_ASITA_conference

 

ARTEMIS Technology Conference

Date: 4-6 October 2016

Location: Madrid, Spain

The 2nd edition of the ARTEMIS Technology Conference provides:

  • the opportunity to meet consortium partners and draft project proposals with the starting consortia
  • an important indication for Public Authorities to sense the field of interest in advance
  • in-depth technological information about project achievements and state-of-the-art technology

For more details on the conference please follow the link below:

https://artemis-ia.eu/technology-conference-2016.html

For more details on AF3 participation:

Presentation_Artemis-IA2016

 

AF3 International Conference & Summer School on Forest Fire Management

Date : 20 September – 22 September 2016

Location : Rome, Italy

The AF3 Conference & Summer School on Forest Fire Management was held at the Italian Firefighting Academy (Istituto Superiore Antincendi). Thirty-four participants from different countries and organizations (Firefighting Academies, Universities, SMEs etc)  attended the event. The Conference & Summer School has been focused on:

1) Providing an overview of recent research and trends on forest fire management, particularly with respect to forest fire behaviour, fire detection, risks for the operators, innovation in firefighting techniques;
2) Explaining and demonstrating the approaches developed in the European FP7 Project AF3 in order to improve the current state of art;
3) Providing forest fire operators with the opportunity of using the AF3 Core Expert Engine, which is a software system for the coordination of fire-fighting operations.

For more details on the final program please follow the link below:

AF3_SummerSchoolProgram

For the slides that have been presented during the event, please click on the links below:

AF3SS_General_Presentation

AF3SS_PauloFernandes_Presentation

AF3SS_MicheleSalis_Presentation

AF3SS_DavideAscoli_Presentation

AF3SS_ARIA_Presentation

AF3SS_AkliBenali_Presentation

AF3SS_MarcPadilla_Presentation

AF3SS_Pyro_Presentation

AF3FF_DimitrisKyriazanos_Presentation

AF3FF_DimitrisKyriazanos_Presentation2

AF3SS_ClaudiaVivalda_Presentation

AF3SS_LucaTonnarelli_Presentation

AF3SS_EmmaSalizzoni_Presentation

AF3SS_TRAGSA_Presentation

AF3SS_TRAGSA_Presentation2

 

VGR Conference

Date : 13 September – 15 September

Location : Rome, Italy

For VGR Conference program:

Download VGR Conference 2016 Program

For details on VGR Conference please follow the link below:

http://conference.ing.unipi.it/vgr2016/index.php

For more details on AF3 participation:

Abstract_VGR_conference

 

Real firefighting trial

Date : 28 May – 2 June 2016

Location: Greece

Pre-final real firefighting trial carried out in Greece, flown by HMOD firefighting airplane CL-215 & CL-415/helicopters to assess use of the AF3 advanced firefighting capabilities on real fire. During this test, UAV and other airborne platforms will demonstrate fire detection and monitoring capabilities. The efficiency of the operation will be compared to existing and conventional methods of fire extinguishing. 

The exercise will take place from May 28 to June 2, in the Naval Base of Skaramagka (NW of Athens). The considered area is mostly covered by forest with large terrain variations which affect its micro-climate. It borders on the North with the storage facilities of the Hellenic Petreleum oil plant (refineries), on the South with the municipality of Perama, on the West with the sea and on the East with the “Shisto” highway.

In its approximately 1.500 acres (607 ha) are sited: a 1.200 acres (485 ha) forest, crucial storage facilities, costal navy facilities, Hellenic Navy Petty Officers Academy facilities, which accommodate approximately 500 students.

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AF3 Research Activity - Test-

AF3 Research Activity. Real firefighting trial

Maps used in the figure from “Dati cartografici ©2016 Google”.

 

International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires

Date : 25-27 May 2016

Location: Aix en Provence, France

Following the first ForestFire conference focused on WUI fires in 2013, the event will try to sum up the scientific knowledge related to WUI fires and to forest fire threatening WUI, and will favor exchanges between researchers  and risk managers, security services and general decision-makers on this topic.

For more details on International Conference on Forest Fires and WUI Fires please follow the link below:

http://forestfire.irstea.fr/

Dublin European Security Research (ESR) event

Date : 4-6 November 2015

Location: Dublin, Ireland

European Security Research presents an opportunity for great engagement with experts from different backgrounds and understandings in the area of security research, be it from a standardisation, policy making, crisis and emergency first responder perspective or be it from the scientific and research community perspective.

For more details on Dublin European Security Research (ESR) event please follow the link below:

http://www.esrdublin2015.eu/

For more details on AF3 participation: Download AF3-Dublin-Newsletter-Article

 

10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop

Date : 2-5 November 2015

Location: Limassol, Cyprus

The subject of the 10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop will be “Sensors, Multi-sensor integration, large volumes: New opportunities and challenges in Forest Fire Research”. The workshop will focus on the use of multi-scale sensors, including UAV, drone, aircraft, helicopter, Landsat/Sentinel, MODIS/PROBA and systematic observations through Landsat WELD and Sentinel 1/2/3 to conduct research in forest fires.

For more details on the 10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop please follow the link below:

http://www.ffsig2015.com/

 

6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC-2015)

Date: 12-16 October 2015

Location: Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference hosted by the Republic of Korea, will provide a platform for the nation to share its know-how for wildland fire prevention and cutting edge technologies including real time wildland fire control system using ICT that has been recently constructed with the international society.
For more details on the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference please follow the link below:

http://en.wildfire2015.kr/men/post_view.jsp?arcId=28

You are welcome at the stand of Elbit Systems Download WFC2015 Elbit System invitation

Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop

Date: 23-24 September 2015

Location: Rome, Italy

Fire Corps Academy of Italy, Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA), Co-sponsored by IFRC, ITU, OASIS and WMO

For more details on the Common Alerting Protocol Implementation Workshop please follow the link below:

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/amp/pwsp/CAP_WKshop_2015_en.htm

 

XIV World Forestry Congress

Date: 7-11 September 2015

Location: Durban, South Africa

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

For more details on XIV World Forestry Congress, please follow the link below:

http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/en/

 

II International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk

Date: 26-29 May 2015.

Location: Alghero, Italy

The II International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk will be held in Alghero, Italy, from May 26th to 29th 2015 and it aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers whose activities are focused on different aspects of fires and their impacts. T

For more details on II International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk, please follow the link below:

http://www.icfbr2015.it/

 

Aerial Fire Fighting Europe 2015 | Workshop, Conference & Exhibition

Date: 29-30 April 2015.

Location: Zadar, Croatia

The Aerial Fire Fighting Europe 2015 will be held in Zadar, Croatia, on April 29th and 30th 2015.
Conference & exhibition with live aerial demonstrations and static display.

For more details onAerial Fire Fighting Europe 2015, please follow the link below:

http://dppi.info/sites/default/files/Tangent%20Link%20ltd.%20%20Aerial%20Fire%20Fighting%20Europe%202015.pdf

 

EU Funding for Forest Fire and WUI Fighting Workshop

Date: 18 February 2015.

Location: Rome, Italy

For the workshop schedule please follow the link below:

Workshop Schedule

 

7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research

Date: 17-20 November 2014

Location: Coimbra, Portugal

7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research provided an update on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet people and institutions to promote cooperation in research and management.

For more details on 7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, please follow the link below:

http://adai.pt/icffr/2014/event/home/index.php?target=home&event=1&defLang=2