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Parque das Serras do Porto covered with optical cameras to detect fires, A Verdade

The rePLANT project implemented new technological solutions to manage fire detection in the Parque das Serras do Porto.

Last Monday, May 15th, more than five thousand hectares, about 85% of the Parque das Serras do Porto, was covered by four optical cameras with a range of ten kilometers and able to detect fire even in “darkness”.

The equipments were presented, in Paredes, by two of the responsible for the technological project rePLANT, Carlos Fonseca, scientific and technological director of CoLAB ForestWISE, and Xavier Viegas, responsible for the project of the optical cameras and fire simulator, from the University of Coimbra.

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