Optical cameras cover 85% of the Parque Serras do Porto in the wildfires fighting, Porto Canal

More than five thousand, of the six thousand hectares of the Parque das Serras do Porto, are from this Monday covered by four optical cameras with a range of 10 kilometers and able to detect fire in the dark.

The description of the new equipment that will be presented this Monday in Paredes was made to Lusa by two of the leaders of the technological project rePLANT, Carlos Fonseca, CTO of CoLAB ForestWISE, and Xavier Viegas, responsible for the project of optical cameras and fire simulator, University of Coimbra.

Consisting of six mountains – Santa Justa, Pias, Castiçal, Santa Iria, Flores and Banjas – the park covers 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 will now be under the surveillance of the project rePLANT.

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

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