Fires - a new way

Project Info

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Team Members


Dylan

Project Description


The number, severity and area burnt by bushfires is increasing. The resources available to fire authorities to manage this problem are not increasing at a commensurate rate. As a result, bushfires are exceeding the resource capacities of authorities which is having an increasing impact on the community. A ‘new way’ is required to reduce this community impact.

Currently, the comparatively small quantity of resources within government authorities, are valiantly struggling to protect a comparatively much larger community from fire.

This project enables the comparatively small volume of authority resources and the much larger volume of community resources to work together, increasing the volume of resources that can be brought to bear against the growing fire problem before, during and after fires. This is achieved via a platform that provides low friction pathways for the real-time sharing and reuse of relevant data between authorities and the community, in both directions, and within the community.

This platform provides a real-time single source of truth for authority - community, community - authority and community - community bushfire collaboration.


#bushfire #resilience #community #before #during #after #communication #platform #empowerment #information #location specific #personalised #risk

Data Story


A QLD and ACT example are provided of how the platform can be used to share and reuse open data mashups and open data fused with other data to empower the community with the information they need to increase their level of resilience.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Canberra Vegetation Structure Map

Description of Use Used in the ACT example of generating a map of advantages to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans.

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Play Grounds

Description of Use Used in the ACT example of generating a map of advantages to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans.

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Schools - Government – College

Description of Use Used in the ACT example of generating a map of advantages to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans.

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ACT Road Centrelines

Description of Use Used in the ACT example of generating a map of advantages to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans.

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Landsat fire scars Queensland series

Description of Use Used in the QLD example of generating a map of bushfire risk to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans

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Bushfire prone area - Vegetation hazard class - Queensland

Description of Use Used in the QLD example of generating a map of bushfire risk to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Australia derived from SRTM with 1 Second Grid - Smoothed Percentage Slope WMS

Description of Use Used in the QLD example of generating a map of bushfire risk to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans

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Decadal Forest Fire Danger Index (2006-2096)

Description of Use Used in the QLD example of generating a map of bushfire risk to assist community members in developing bushfire survival plans

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Challenges

Canberra Bouncing Back – a resilient City

How can we use data to help Canberra recover from the bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic and foster a city that is resilient against future disruptions?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Canberra Bouncing Back - First Hacker

How can we use data to help Canberra recover from the bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic and foster a city that is resilient against future disruptions?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Engaging communities in hazard reporting & safety

How might we better prepare & deal with natural disasters in Australia?

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.

Understanding the impact of climate change on extreme weather events on the Sunshine Coast

From bushfires to rain and flooding, weather events are increasing in number and strength due to climate change. How might we provide policy advisors and researchers with the keys to communicate the increasing risks and drive change in government policy and public behaviour?

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge.

Data-driven decisions for improved disaster planning, management or recovery

How might we equip decision makers with a data driven tool to support their communities in the face of climate change and natural disasters.

Go to Challenge | 15 teams have entered this challenge.