The creation of the SAFERS platform and Intelligent Services for efficient forest fire management is grounded on a human- centred approach which includes co-design. An online survey and a fully virtual International User Requirements Workshop (IURW) were performed to gather end-user needs and co-design the SAFERS Plaform and Intelligent services key functionalities.
The online survey was taken in December 2020 and it was replied by a total of 49 respondents from 29 organizations in 16 different countries. On the other hand, the IURW took place virtually on 24-25 February 2021, and it included two co-design sessions gathering a total of 90 participants from 65 organisations in 18 countries.
The objectives of these co-design activities included the following:
- To have a better understanding of the activities conducted by forest fire management, and the data and tools used and desired.
- To identify end-user requirements for the SAFERS platform and Intelligent Services.