H2020 TREEADS: A Holistic Fire Management Ecosystem for Prevention, Detection and Restoration of Environmental Disasters
Considering the socio-ecological transition of Europe 2030, and towards a more resilient and informed community, focusing on the forests that are near wildfire risk, TREEADS aims to build upon state-of-the-art high TRL products and unite them in a holistic Fire Management platform that optimize and reuse per phase the available Socio-technological Resources in all three main phases of Wildfires. For the prevention and preparedness the project propose the use of a real-time risk evaluation tool that can receive multiple classification inputs and work with a new proposed neural network-powered Risk factor indicator. To create a model of Fire adapted communities (FAC) in parallel to insurance incentives, TREEADS will use alkali activated construction materials (AAM) integrating post-wildfires wood ashes (PWA) for fire-resilient buildings and infrastructure. TREEADS also uses a variety of technological solutions such as the Copernicus infrastructure, and a swarm of small drones customized for accurate forest supervision. In the area of Detection the project propose a variety of toolsets that will accommodate most needs. Stemming from Virtual reality for the training, wearables for the protective equipment of the emergency responders. to UAV (drones), UAG and airships for improving capacity in temporal and spatial analysis as well as to increase the inspected area coverage.. Last, TREEADS will build a new land and field-based restoration initiative that will use all modern techniques such as agroforestry, drones for seed spread, Internet of things sensors that will be able to adapt the seeding process based on the ground needs and on the same time with the help of AI to determine post-fire risks factors.TREEADS solution will be demonstrated and validated under real operating conditions. Demonstration will involve Eight complex pilot implementations executed in seven EU countries and in Taiwan.
8BELLS has a proven track record of success working on Security, Defence, Cybersecurity and Softwarized Networks (5G) projects and is currently aiming to further expand to the Environmental Disasters sector. 8Bells is actively participating in the project by offering technological tools for all three phases of TREEADS , i.e. (I) Prevention – Preparedness, (II) Detection – Response & (III) Restoration – Adaptation. Amongst others, 8Bells is delivering IoT platform (Forest Black Box), VoIP and instant messaging (IM) application (X/BELLO), AR Helmet, 5G Portable Communication System (PCS) & Data Format Fusion Mechanism (DFF). What is more, 8Bells is participating in Pilot Studies in several countries providing its technological expertise and tools. Moreover, leveraging our experience in business modelling, technoeconomic analysis and market analysis, we can provide a deep insight over the commercialization of the TREEADS project.