Safety and rescue in natural and recreational areas

A large part of rural areas is covered by forests or recreational areas. Rural areas are mainly characterized by forests (state forests, communal forests or private forests). Germany has about 11.4 million hectares, about one third of the area of Germany is forest. In times of increasing mechanization and growing demands in everyday life, these areas are becoming increasingly important for use in leisure time and as compensation areas for families and sports enthusiasts. At the same time, industrial forest management plays a major role in the use of renewable raw materials. The dangers to health and life in forest and natural areas are often underestimated, which can lead to minor but also serious injuries or death. At the same time, the reporting of accidents as well as the locating of the accident site and the recovery of accident victims is subject to natural restrictions. This ranges from the exact location in case of missing addresses, to the accessibility of the accident site due to the limited network of roads, to the rescue and recovery of persons.


The aim of the project is to improve the safety of the population through coordinated and standardized disaster and rescue management. The project should contribute to this,

  • To be able to rescue people (forest workers, tourists, athletes) more quickly in emergencies,
  • to better coordinate interventions in the event of natural disasters (forest fires, floods, forest rupture due to storm damage) or other catastrophic events.

    Project Outline

    Project partners

    The project SiReNE - Safety and rescue in nature and recreation areas with navigation-controlled process chains is a project to be implemented by the federal state of Hesse.

    SiReNE is funded by the Hessen Agentur GmbH and implemented by the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences - Professorship for Geoinformatics, the Curatorship for Forest Work and Technology (KWF), the NavLog GmbH, the Hessian Administration for Soil Management and Geoinformation (HVBG).


    Project organisation/coordination, transfer, external presentation
    Prof. Dr.-Ing.
    René Dieter Thiele
    VP Studium und Lehre
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    last updated on: 11.21.2019