FirEUrisk hit the Portuguese national television, on a show focused on the changing nature of forest fires. Biosfera – “Conhecer o fogo” (meaning “understanding fire”) was aired on May 7th, 2022, on RTP2. With appearances from our project coordinator and a short clip of our motion graphic animation, the show covered the project’s strategy and goals.
In the aftermath of the major fires that devastated Portugal in 2017, Professor Domingos Xavier Viegas explained how research is developing better ways to prevent high intensity fires: “Solutions for studying the vegetation, alternative ways of engineering the landscape, methods of reducing the risk of fire, protecting people, or what must be done after a fire”. The project’s recommendations will be put to the test on-site, in Portugal, to better protect the population, the infrastructures, and the environment.