Aurora: a national bushfire prediction, detection, simulation and early warning system

Department of Broadband, Digital Regions Initiative Project Grant

With our partners, we have developed a national system to protect infrastructure, communities and properties by linking wildfire spread prediction, fire management, and alert systems. This simulates bushfires in real time and rapidly communicates the spread predictions via the web, email and the National Telephone Early Warning System (NTEWS). A central component of the system is a website showing real-time fire spread predictions based on satellite hotspot data and current and forecast weather data feeds.

Project partners

  • The Western Australian Land Information Authority (Landgate)
  • Fire and Emergency Services Authority, WA (FESA)
System Overview