2nd Meeting 2019 – October 1 and 2

Day: October 1 and 2

Place: Coimbra – Portugal

The 2nd coordination meeting of the Project TRIPLE-C was hosted by University of Coimbra, last 1st and 2nd October. The organization was made in collaboration with its research centers: MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre), a group related with sea research, and ADAI (Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics) a group related with forest fire research.

The first day started with a visit to the Laboratory for Forest Fire Studies (LEIF), from ADAI, located in Lousã, about 30km from Coimbra, where the most laboratory work and training actions are developed. The partners had the opportunity to look at the forest fire research and learn more about the activities developed by ADAI: fire behaviour, wildland urban interface, fire safety and other studies.

After the visit, the partners went to Laboratory of Industrial Aerodynamics in Coimbra, where the meeting was held. The steering committee had discussed the progress of the project, addressed the implementation of activities and had the opportunity to discuss and plan the methodology of coming activities in the project work plan. (photos below)

On the second day, partners attended the seminar in the Auditorium of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, open to general public. The Seminar “Capitalization of European Research Projects in the Area of Climate Change” was held in the context of the Interreg Project “Triple-C – Capitalising Climate Change Projects in Risk Management for a better Atlantic Area Resilience”. The seminar started with a presentation of TRIPLE-C project and had the participation of several representatives of Portuguese public and private entities that are potential end users of the results of the research projects that were presented (c.f. program and photos below).

The TRIPLE-C Project (website address), which has support by the Interreg – Atlantic Area, was conceived as a capitalization initiative focused on analysing, evaluating and exploiting the best EU projects in risk management in the context of climate change. It aims to disseminate and transfer the best practices and results identified in this domain, with the goal of integrating policy formulation.


09h30 – 10h00


10h00 – 10h30

TRIPLE-C Project presentation

10h30 – 11h00



11h00 – 11h20

BINGO: Bringing innovation to ongoing water management

By Ana Estela Barbosa – National (Portuguese) Civil Engineering Laboratory

11h20 – 11h40

AdaptForChange: Improve the success of reforestation in semi-areas: adaptation to climate change scenarios

By Cristina Branquinho – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

11h40 – 12h00

MOTIVE: Models for adaptive forest management

By José Borges – Higher Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon

12h00– 12h20

WUIView: Wildland‐Urban Interface Virtual Essays Workbench

By Elsa Pastor – Polytechnic University of Catalonia

12h20 – 14h00



14h00 – 14h20

REINFFORCE: Resource Infrastructure for monitoring and adapting European Atlantic Forests under Changing climate

By António Correia – Higher Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon

14h20 – 14h40

FORRISK: A network for innovation in silvicultures and integrated systems for forest risk management

By António Correia – Higher Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon

14h40 – 15h00

PLURIFOR: Transnational risk management plans for rural forest areas sensitive to biotic and abiotic risks

By António Correia – Higher Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon

15h00 – 15h20

ANCORIM – Atlantic Network for Coastal Risk Management

By António Campar de Almeida – University of Coimbra

15h20 – 15h35

SpitFire: Spanish-Portuguese Meteorological information system for trans-boundary operations in forest fires

By Miguel Almeida – Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics

15h35 – 15h50

ArcFUEL: Mediterranean fuel maps geodatabase for wildland & forest fire safety

By Luís Ribeiro – Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics

15h50 – 16h05

Adaptaclima: Adaptation to the effects derived from climate change

By Ronaldo Gabriel – University of Trás os Montes and Alto Douro

16h05 – 16h50


16h50 – 17h00


Photos of first day, 1st October (visit do LEIF and internal meeting)

Photos of second day, 2nd October (Seminar)