Firemote project is finally public

A couple of months ago, we started working on a project, code named firemote, to help in the detection and prevention of forest fires in Lebanon. I didn’t say anything about it because i was waiting for it to be announced, and the announcement was finally done a few days ago. The press coverage(in english) is at The Daily Star – Politics – AUB team invents new tool to help battle forest fires

Sadly, the coverage doesn’t really do justice to the project and its potential impact on the devastating forest fires that eat up a substantial amount of forests each year. But i think this will be addressed when the pilot is under way and we have some results to show.

The project was a collaboration between the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Association for Forests, Development&Conversation(AFDC). I was one of the researchers at AUB.

2 replies on “Firemote project is finally public”

  1. Hello,
    The company I work for is specifying, at the customer’s request, a distributed network fire sensor system for parts of a Greek forest. I am looking for evidence that such a system does indeed help in detecting forest fires. Can you point me to field trials and any papers describing such work?
    Thank you for any attention you can give me.
    David Balcaen

    1. Hi David,

      There are some papers out there. Not sure what specifically you’re looking for but field trials are documented for different types of fire detection systems(sensor systems have probably the least coverage because they’re the newest). We’re hoping to publish our approach some time soon. Email me offline if you’d like to talk.


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