rePLANT presents technological solutions for forest and fire management at the Parque das Serras do Porto, Câmara Municipal Paredes

25 de May de 2023

More than 5 thousand hectares, about 85%, of the 6 thousand hectares of the Porto Mountains Park territory are as of this Monday, May 15th, covered by four optical cameras with 10 kilometers range and able to detect fire even in “darkness”.

The equipment was presented today in Paredes, by two of those responsible for the technological project rePLANT, Carlos Fonseca, Scientific and Technological Director of CoLAB ForestWISE, and Xavier Viegas, responsible for the project of optical cameras and fire simulator, University of Coimbra.

According to Carlos Fonseca, “there are four cameras that cover 5.1 thousand hectares, or 85% of the territory. Note that “these cameras have a range of 10 kilometers and operate in 360 degrees 24 hours a day.

The Mayor of Paredes and president of the Associação Parques das Serras do Porto, Alexandre Almeida, accompanied the presentation of rePLANT and stressed the importance of the installation of cameras in the park. “Besides the four cameras installed more technological innovations were introduced, as is the case of the robots that will clean the forest and the mobile applications to manage the evolution of the new species planted, which contribute to the great purpose of making the Mountains Park available to the population”, said Alexandre Almeida.

The mayor also pointed out that “it is fortunate to have three private companies, Sonae Arauco, REN and Navigator, which own part of the six thousand hectares of the Parque das Serras, with the same interests in the management of the territory”.

The Parque das Serras do Porto is composed of six mountain ranges (Santa Justa, Pias, Castiçal, Santa Iria, Flores and Banjas) covering the municipalities of Gondomar, Paredes and Valongo, in the Metropolitan Area of Porto and has an extension of almost 6,000 hectares, an area that is now under the surveillance of the rePLANT project.


In, Câmara Municipal Paredes, 16 May 2023 (PT)