ForestWISE – Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest and Fire Management is a private, non-profit association that aims to develop research, innovation and transfer of knowledge and technology with a view to increasing sustainable forest management in Portugal, the competitiveness of the Portuguese forest sector and reducing the negative consequences of rural fires.

The CoLAB, therefore, responds to the intentions of the Resolutions of the Ministers Council 159/2017 and 157-A/2017, through the combined efforts of universities, the public sector, the private sector and industry in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the issues of fire, the enhancement of the forest and the sustainable development of forest-based activities.