Project no. 165

Status In progress

Start Jul 2022

End Dec 2025

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CENTRODEC - Decision Support Centre with Muti-Sensory Data for Forest Protection

transForm Agenda

The transForm Agenda is a Portuguese national initiative created within the scope of Component 5 (C5) of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). It aims to trigger the structural transformation of the Portuguese forestry sector by intervening in a coordinated manner throughout the value chain.

Led by Altri Florestal and under the technic and scientific coordination of CoLAB ForestWISE, transForm is part of a consortium of 56 partners in an unprecedented effort of sectoral cooperation.

It materialises in 30 collaborative, mobilising and complementary projects, resulting in 11 new products, processes and services supported by digital technologies, featuring a high degree of innovation. These initiatives will contribute to more sustainable forest management and improve the efficiency of companies, ensuring a stronger connection to markets and consumers.

The Transform Agenda is funded by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (02/C05-i01/2022), with support from the funds of the NextGenerationEU mechanism of the European Union.

The implementation of this Agenda will have a national scope, with a total estimated investment of around 130 million euros. These funds are allocated to productive investment, research, development and innovation, qualification and internationalisation, dissemination and human resources empowerment.

REN coordinates and participates in three projects included in the agenda, namely:

  • CENTRODEC: Decision Support Centre with Muti-Sensory Data for Forest Protection.
  • OPTIVEG: Sustainable optimisation of vegetation management operations.
  • Boosting electric motorisation in the forestry sector in Portugal.


Aumentar a capacidade e rapidez de resposta da REN na proteção às suas infraestruturas e a outras infraestruturas envolventes.


Creation of a decision support centre with multi-sensory data, providing decision support services to prevent, anticipate and manage the risk and impact of wildfires and other natural risks.

This aims to support the protection of REN's infrastructure, territories and other infrastructure in rural areas. For the detection and monitoring of fires, monitoring systems based on optical and thermal sensors will be installed at the top of REN's very-high-voltage towers.

This project is based on solutions developed within the scope of the rePLANT project.


  • Enhancement of infrastructure resilience to external events (fires, floods, earthquakes, etc.).
  • Increased proactivity, speed and autonomy in the management and protection of REN assets.
  • Provision of decision support services to public and private entities and communities.

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