The Italian pilot will take place in the Susa Valley. This is a mountain area in an alpine valley located between the metropolitan area of Turin and the border with France. It is the most populated Piedmont valley (90,000 inhabitants in 39 municipalities) and it hosts important communication infrastructures of fundamental importance: a motorway (the A32), two state roads (SS24 and SS25) and an international railway line. Due to the presence of a valuable natural and cultural heritage, a densely inhabited area and some road infrastructures of fundamental importance for the communications between Italy and France, the levels of risk linked to forest fires are among the highest in Italy. In October 2017 the management of fires was particularly difficult and it had put a strain on the entire forest fire fighting system, at local and national levels. For these reasons, Susa Valley is a suitable place to test SAFERS solution.
- Susa Valley Map (Italian demo site)
- Working in the Field to Fight Fires at Susa Valley (credits to CSI)