Each year, wildfires result in high mortality rates and property losses, especially in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), affecting millions of people and having devastating global consequences on biodiversity and ecosystems. The pilot will take place in an urban area mixed with the forest situated near an industrial zone.
It has to be considered that wildfire disasters may rapidly change their nature into technological disasters, e.g. in the mixed areas of forest and residential, heavy industrial, or recycle zones.
This pilot is based on a real scenario that took place in an Industrial Zone; Greece was indeed in danger during the wildfires that occurred in July 2018. The main objective of the pilot is to test the remote sensing technologies proposed in the S&R project for the safety of first responders; alarms for early warning of toxicity and radiation exposure and general inspection of the hot zone area; use of RPAS/drones, such as rescue robots to facilitate SAR operations.