The Silvanus project – a new European Green Deal project created for forest fire management, forest resilience and climate change.

Financed from the EU program Horizon 2020 Green Deal and coordinated by Pegaso University in Naples. The SULVANUS project includes 49 partners from the EU, Brazil, Indonesia and Australia with a budget of €23 million for a period of 42 months.

The SILVANUS project brings together a large consortium of interdisciplinary experts from four continents to fight forest fires and improve the resilience of forests to climate change.

The main goal of the project is to create climate-resilient forest management to prevent and fight forest fires. SILVANUS relies on experts in environmental, technical and social sciences to support regional and national organizations responsible for forest fire management in their countries. Scientists and engineers from the SILVANUS project will help the organizations responsible for civil protection with the effective monitoring of forest resources, with the evaluation of biodiversity, with the creation of more accurate indicators of fire danger and with the promotion of safety rules for people affected by natural fires in the form of awareness campaigns.

In today’s climate crisis, forest fires are becoming more frequent and more dangerous. The goal of the SILVANUS project is to offer new technological solutions for improving preparedness and prevention before the occurrence of a natural fire. This will be achieved with a new system for processing a lot of information, thanks to which it is possible to analyze, for example, climate models, weather and Earth observation instruments, which will allow the creation of an intelligent model of the occurrence of fires in the future.

These models will be supplemented with field sensor data, video camera footage and multispectral imagery to develop an advanced detection and response tool. The SILVANUS project will also present sensor technology that uses wireless communication with the coordination of unmanned aerial vehicles and automatic ground robots for better coordination of forces and resources.

Projekt Silvanus - 3MON

What makes SILVANUS innovative?

SILVANUS will start a large-scale program of involvement of stakeholders in forest areas to evaluate fire danger indicators, to develop new firefighter training methods using virtual reality and augmented reality to simulate real environments and rescue situations. Awareness campaigns will include the implementation of a mobile application for communication with citizens along with automatic notifications about security procedures.
An important factor of the project is taking into account the experience and expertise of firefighters and local residents who face the danger of devastating forest fires every year.

Pilot implementation and long-term impacts

The innovations of the SILVANUS project will be systematically deployed and presented in the regions of eight EU member countries (France, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Croatia and Romania). Additional presentations will also be made in Indonesia, Brazil and Australia. To ensure the long-term impact of the results of the SILVANUS project, the project will include recommendations for forest management, recommendations for land rehabilitation strategies and plans for the restoration of natural resources. Throughout the duration of the activities and also after the end of the activities of the SILVANUS project, the project will focus on all three aspects of fire suppression: prevention and preparedness, detection and response, restoration and adaptation. Throughout the duration of the activities and also after the end of the activities of the SILVANUS project, the project will focus on all three aspects of fire suppression: prevention and preparedness, detection and response, restoration and adaptation. The SILVANUS project will start with a hybrid meeting in Naples, Italy on December 13 and 14, 2021. “Stay tuned” for more information on the progress of the project.


Università Telematica Pegaso (Pegaso Telematic University), Zanasi&Partners, INTRASOFT International SA, Thales, Fincons Spa, Atos IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL, Dell Technologies, Software Imagination & Vision SRL, CNET Center for New Energy Technologies SA, AdP Valor – Serviços Ambientais, S.A., Terraprima – Serviços Ambientais Sociedade Unipessoal LDA, 3MON, s.r.o., Catalink Limited, Synthesis Center for Research and Education Limited, Expert.AI SpA, ITTI Sp. z o.o., Venaka Treleaf GbR, Massive Dynamic Sweden AB, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), EXUS Software Monoprosopi Etairia Periorismenis Evthinis, RiniGARD d.o.o., Micro Digital d.o.o., Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw University of Technology), Högskolan I Borås (University of Borås), Geoponiko Panepistimio Athinon (Agricultural University of Athens), Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) – Information Technologies Institute, Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly), Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico Para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (IST-ID), Velaucilište Velika Gorica (University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica), Ústav Informatiky Slovenska Akademia VIED (Institute of Informatics – Slovak Academy of Sciences), Pompiers de l’urgence Internationale (PUI France), The Main School of Fire Service Poland, Agenzia regionale Strategica per lo Sviluppo Ecosostenibile del Territori o (Regional Strategic Agency for the Eco-sustainable Development of the Territory), LETS Italia SRLS, Parco Naturale Regionale di Tepilora (Regional Natural Park of Tepilora), Fundația Pentru SMURD (SMURD Foundation), Asociația Forestierilor din România (Romainan Forestry Association – ASFOR), Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (Center for Security Studies – KEMEA), Elliniki Omada Diasosis Somateio (Hellenic Rescue Team – HRT), Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Ospedale Israelitico (Jewish Hospital Rome), Region of Sterea Ellada (Central Greece), Fire Rescue Brigade of Moravian-Silesian Region, Hrvatska vatrogasna zajednica (Croatian Firefighting Community), Technical University in Zvolen, Občianske Združenie Plamen Badín (Plamen), Yayasan AMIKOM Yogyakarta (University of AMIKOM Yogyakarta), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)