Last Updated: 21 October 2014
The project “Utilizing Stream Waters in the Suppression of Forest Fires with the Help of New Technologies” with the acronym “Streams-2-SUPPRESS-Fires” started on April 1st 2013. The total duration of the project will be 24 months.
The project is funded under the EU INTERREG IV “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013” framework. The total budget of the project is 851,249.41 € where the EU contribution is 766,090.01 €.
The lead partner is Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTECH) from Greece. Five more institutions from the Black Sea Region are involved. Specifically, Artvin Coruh University from Turkey, Braila Prefecture from Romania, Eco-TIRAS International Association of River Keepers from Republic of Moldova, the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine and Zikatar Environmental Center from Armenia.
The Kick-off Meeting was held in Braila, Romania in April 18-19, 2013 with all partners participating. The actions of the project will be held in all participating countries. One of the strengths of the project, but not the only, are the many partners from different countries. It also is one of the highest funded projects for the EU INTERREG IV “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013” framework.
Its purpose is to develop a holistic and complete approach for fire suppression system for the Black Sea Region and to demonstrate its implementation on 6 pilot areas all over the region. This will be achieved by promoting research and innovation in the field of fire suppression to protect natural areas by utilizing new technologies and stream waters sustainably.