GEO-SAFE Secondment in Australia



The 12nd of September the Pau Costa Foundation started a secondment of the GEO-SAFE H2020 Project in the RMIT-Melbourne (School of Science Cluster, Department of Mathematical Science) for 5 months. The main objective of this stay is to collaborate in the development of models on stochastic cartography to improve end-users response (WP1). PCF will also explore opportunities to network with the Australian partners in different projects.

These are the meeting and the events carried out in the frame of GEO-SAFE project during the secondment:

Fire management analysis and exchange of experiences and lessons learnt

  • Forest Fire Management Group (FFMG), 19th September, Melbourne (link)
  • Meeting with Burnology developers, 28th September, Melbourne
  • Attendance to the Research Advisory Forum 2017 – 25th October, Melbourne (link)
  • Meeting with Jason Sharples and Sébastian Lahaye, 25th October, Melbourne (link)

Awareness communication and education

  • Exchange of knowledge on Community Engagement in Wildfires in Chile, Australia and Europe, 18th September, Geelong (link)
  • Knowledge exchange with Irene Strodthoff, PhD on Emergency Journalism in Chile seconded in RMIT, 2nd October

End-users involvement in research projects

  • Visit to Komorama Park and Marysville with Euan Ferguson (IAWF Board Member and former CFA Chief Officer) to analyse the Black Saturday episode, 30th September

Promotion of exchanges between Australia and Europe

  • Meeting with Euan Ferguson (IAWF Board Member and former CFA Chief Officer), John Handmer (RMIT Melbourne) and John Hearne (link)

Research Exchanges on Fire Modelilng

  • Meeting with John Hearne (RMIT) and Andrea Duane (CTFC)
  • Meeting with Pep Canadell, the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project and CSIRO Research Scientist, Canberra, 24th October

Autor: Pau Costa Foundation

La Fundación de Ecología del Fuego y Gestión de Incendios Pau Costa Alcubierre (PCF) tiene la ambición de ser una plataforma de información en gestión de los incendios forestales, a la vez que un instrumento de difusión e investigación en la ecología del fuego.

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