Implantação de estratégias colaborativas para a gestão integrada da floresta e do fogo
At a time when the forest and forest sector are on the agenda, and discussing ways to increase the sector's competitiveness alongside the country's socio-economic development in the context of a global circular economy, this mobilizing project comes bring a new perspective on integrated forest and fire management, based on scientific and technological knowledge. The main purpose of this mobilizer is to contribute to the greater appreciation of the Portuguese forest through the implementation of collaborative strategies for integrated forest and fire management. These strategies will lead to new products and services, mostly supported by digital technologies, contributing to fire risk reduction and introducing a high degree of innovation to improve forest and energy companies' management and decision-making processes, with positive impacts throughout the chain, including its service providers and forest producers, with a major impact on the economy of rural areas. RePLANt will contribute to consolidate the national market in technologies and equipment for the forest sector. RePLANt is the first major project that will enable the ForestWISE Collaborative Laboratory to be operationalized. This is an unprecedented effort to take the priority business initiatives outlined in the ForestWISE R&D Agenda to the ground. The project brings together all ForestWISE associates - forestry, energy companies and universities - which together represent all the diversity of the national forestry sector, working together with hi-tech companies. This multidisciplinary consortium will implement major 8 Collaborative Strategies, structured in industrial research activities of 3 major PPS3 - Forest and fire management, risk management and circular economy and value chains.