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A Web-GIS wildfire prevention and management platform is developed aiming at reducing the potential human, environmental and property losses. AEGIS is to contribute in the area of forest fire management by providing access to fire prediction information (risk and behavior), as well as to additional information such as socioeconomic activities, roads, land uses, water tanks, patrol routes, satellite images, detection cameras, vegetation types, terrain and weather data.

All functionalities provided by AEGIS are accessible for free to local fire agencies and authorities of civil protection through an appropriate and modern graphical user interface. Structure of the algorithms rely on High Performance and Cloud Computing, to ensure both scalability and promptness of the calculations.

This research project is implemented within the framework of the Action “ARISTEIA” of the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” through the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and the Greek State.