Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports Australia’s ability to manage the impact of bushfires and helps inform decisions about risk.
We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.
We also provide around the clock about people, property and infrastructure potentially exposed during an event. Our information aids in providing an understanding of the bushfire situation to targeted preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
We engage with different sectors to provide assessments and address new challenges as they emerge.
Our Researchers are committed to growing our knowledge base to prepare for challenges of the future.
We have a strong attendance at conferences and events to maintain awareness of the challenges faced by the community safety sector and keep up to date with latest science.
Our open-source data is accessed by developers interested in solving operational challenges of reducing vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
We continue to engage with different sectors to provide assessments and address new challenges as they emerge.
Detect areas producing high levels of infrared radiation, using our rolling archive of imagery and data.
Australian Exposure Information Portal (AEIP)
Develop a statistical summary of the number of people, dwellings, buildings, infrastructure assets, agricultural and environmental assets potentially exposed during a threat or hazard event.
National Wind Multipliers Dataset
Evaluate local wind speeds over topography and different land cover types, which can be used for applications like determining the speed of a fire front.
Case study Finding water to fight fire
Satellite data maps of Australian waterbodies are fuelling a more confident flightpath for Victoria’s Country Fire Authority.