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FireMan

Wildfires are one of the major global environmental threats posed by climate change. The objective of the FireMan consortium is to develop novel, disruptive AI-based technology for a fast detection of wildfires and for creating situational awareness during the wildfire event using unmanned aerial systems (UASs, drones). The research will consider aspects of autonomous flying using beyond visual line of sight drones and drone swarms, connectivity, and autonomous extraction of situational awareness using remote sensing and develop a DigitalTwin based decision support system for wildfire management. The multidisciplinary consortium is formed by researchers from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu and VTT and an extensive collaboration network. FireMan will create scientific breakthroughs and societal impacts by developing digital and low-emission technologies that will greatly support the objectives of adapting and mitigating climate change.

Eija Honkavaara (eija.honkavaara@nls.fi) Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) in the National Land Survey of Finland

Tuomo Hänninen (tuomo.hanninen@oulu.fi) University of Oulu/CWC - Networks and Systems

Ilkka Pölönen (ilkka.polonen@jyu.fi) University of Jyväskylä/Faculty of Information Technology

Fabrice Saffre (fabrice.saffre@vtt.fi) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

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Keywords
Situational awareness
forest
autonomous
swarm
UAS
drone
connectivity
5G/6G
georeferencing
wildfire
modelling
data analysis
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Research groups
Funding organisation or partners
FGI
Academy of Finland
Project partners
University of Oulu
University of Jyväskylä
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd