Research Team and Consultants

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER:  Cidália Fonte (DM-FCTUC / INESC Coimbra)

CO-PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER:  Alberto Cardoso (DEI-FCTUC / CISUC)

RESEARCH TEAM: Bernardete Ribeiro (DEI-FCTUC / CISUC), Filipe Araújo (DEI-FCTUC / CISUC), Jacinto Estima (European Uni. / INESC-ID / INESC Coimbra), José-Paulo Almeida (DM-FCTUC / INESC Coimbra), Pedro Furtado (DEI-FCTUC / CISUC), Joaquim Patriarca (grantee INESC Coimbra), Catarina Silva (DEI-FCTUC / CISUC) and Daniel Silvestre (ISR/IST, LARSyS)

CONSULTANTS:  Domingos Xavier Viegas, Department of Mechanical Engineering – Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (DEM-FCTUC), Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI) | Linda See, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

OBJECTIVE

To develop a system that will allow:

1 ANY VOLUNTEER CITIZEN WITH A SMARPHONE TO REPORT A SPOTED FIRE BY AUTOMATICALLY SENDING:

  • Geolocation coordinates (place of observation);
  • An image of what is being observed (photo taken with the smartphone);
  • Additional data to georeference the observed phenomenon:
     – The orientation (automatically gathered from the smartphone);
    – The approximate distance to the spotted event (provided by the user).

2 TO IDENTIFY, FOR EACH CONTRIBUTION:

  • The approximate geolocation of the observed event;
  • The degree of confidence/uncertainty of data received.

3 THE INTEGRATION AND PROCESSING OF DATA MADE AVAILABLE BY VOLUNTEER CITIZENS:

  • Identifying almost in real time the geolocation and extent of the observed phenomena;
  • Providing information to differentiated users.

FIRELOC SYSTEM

USERS

  • Citizens

  • Local, Regional and National Authorities

  • Municipalities;
  • Civil Protection related entities and services;
  • Law enforcement agencies.

TIMELINE

CONTACT