OFIDIA – Operational Fire Danger preventIon platform

Funded by: European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece-Italy” (2007 – 2013)

The effective protection from forest wildfires is a costly challenge for the Apulia Region (in Italy) and the Region of Ioannina (in Greece) because the frequency of wildfires increases as a result of higher weather temperatures. Moreover, wildfires cause wide damage with detrimental consequences to life sustainability in the short and long run.

OFIDIA main objective is to build a cross-border operational fire danger prevention infrastructure that advances the ability of regional stakeholders across Apulia and Ioannina Regions to detect and fight forest wildfires through more effective patrolling, environmental monitoring, weather modeling, fire danger forecasting and automated access to related historical data.