On May 20th, the field trials coordinated by the Forest Fire Studies Centre of ADAI took place in Windfarm of Vila Nova, in the Municipality of Miranda do Corvo and District of Coimbra (Portugal).

The Eye in the Sky project was part of the organisation of these trials, which were attended by around 80 researchers from various national research units, and were supported by three firefighter crews and three sapper crews.

The fire experiments were carried out on 10 plots in the Lous√£ Mountain, within the scope of several national and international projects related with wildfires in topics like the use of unmanned aerial means for fire characterisation, automatic suppression means on the ground and in the air, house protection systems, analysis of fire interference in the communication network, smoke emission and dispersion analysis, fire georeferencing systems using mobile phones, analysis of the extreme fire behaviour and impact of fire on gas containers, among other topics.

In these trials, the Eye in the Sky project captured aerial images of the various fires carried out with the aim of developing fire detection and monitoring capabilities.

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