A free one hour webinar hosted by the University of California San Diego, Southern Fire Exchange and University of Florida IFAS. Featuring a research and fire planning tool presentation by:
Melissa Floca, Director of Strategic Partnerships, San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego
This webinar will provide an overview of the BurnPro3D platform and discuss opportunities to participate in usability testing and beta testing. BurnPro3D is a decision support platform to help the fire management community understand risks and tradeoffs quickly and accurately to plan and implement prescribed burns. The tool uses 3D fuels data, user-defined ignition patterns, and a coupled fire/atmosphere model. It allows users to define burn objectives in terms of surface and canopy fuel consumption and identify the combinations of environmental conditions and ignition patterns that result in fire behavior that meets those objectives. The BurnPro3D team is led by the WIFIRE Lab at UC San Diego and funded by the National Science Foundation. It includes partners from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Los Alamos National Lab, as well as dozens of collaborators from universities and the private and non-profit sectors.