ASPires Project. Introduction. Workshop in Bansko, Bulgaria
On November 9, 2018 in the town of Bansko, Bulgaria the third specialized seminar for the end users of the project ASPires was held.
The purpose of the seminar was to disclose the results achieved by the project.
This workshop demonstrated the work of the ASPires platform live. Live demonstrations were organized with the invaluable assistance of the Bulgarian National Emergency Management Authority, the Fire Safety and Civil Protection Chief Directorate, the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria.
In the area "Chalin Valog" in the vicinity of the town of Bansko on the part of COMICON special sensors were installed, related to the early detection of signs of forest fire.
The ASPires-GEO module, designed for the early detection of forest fires by using an infrared camera and additional hardware and software equipment, was installed on the part of NCITES.
On the part of the fire command, a forest fire was simulated by firing balled straw.
Within a few seconds the fire was recognized by the installed equipment.
The alarms that were triggered were automatically sent via SMS to the mobile phone numbers provided by the attendees. The experiment showed that the basic concepts underlying the ASPires platform are correct.
Information about the ASPires workshop was published in the Specialized electronic magazine for fire safety and protection of the population SOS112, issue 11-18/26.11.2018, page 17-18, language Bulgarian.
Workshops are essential knowledge dissemination means.
Consortium partners will use workshops to discuss, present and deliberate project related matters and findings.
These workshops will be used to solicit expert feedback on development, test and integration of advanced systems for prevention and early detection of forest fires, on deliverables and regulation guidelines and to enable beneficiaries to interact with one another.
Most of the workshops are planned for the second project year.
In the ASPires Project are planned workshops in fYR of Macedonia, Brussels, Germany, Bulgaria.
Workshops are especially planned for the end-users and are considered critical milestones in the project.