While the increasing occurrence of wildfires worldwide is becoming an important subject in the climate change mitigation conversation, in the majority of developed countries, everyday fire management still relies mostly on suppression tactics. FireDynamo is a simulation tool that facilitates effective decision-making in the event of a wildfire. It also provides insights into the risks of wildfires in any area long before an emergency occurs. The platform is fuelled by high-resolution satellite data that provides information on the environment and the distribution of single plants that enable the spread of wildfires. Using known plant properties, a precise map is simulated that shows how a fire is likely to spread from a specific ignition point.

Agata Malinowska, Charlaine Roth, Thomas Eames,
Ashley McDougall