Invited talk: Intelligent UAVs in command of firefighters

Title:Intelligent UAVs in command of firefighters

Speaker: George Thanellas (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

Date and time: Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm (room 1967)

The effects from the large and reoccurring fires in combination with wrong post-fire management practices are devastating for both natural environment and human communities. The role of this presentation is to promote the action of project SFEDA, a transnational EU funded program among 3 countries, which aims to combat forest fires. Also, emphasis will be given to our contribution to the development of our proposed early forest fire detection system, combining existing enabling technologies so as to create a prototype firefighting product for technologically informed societies. Despite the non-research character of that project, some research footprints are encompassed alongside project implementation.