Project Vesta is providing an insight into bushfire behaviour.
Understanding bushfires to protect lives and property
CSIRO's Bushfire Dynamics and Applications group studies bushfire dynamics to develop tools and models to better understand bushfire behaviour and to protect lives and property.
15 September 2008 | Updated 14 October 2011
The Bushfire Dynamics and Applications group is a core partner in the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and has extensive knowledge and experience across a full range of vegetation types and landscapes.
The group specifically aims to provide land and fire management agencies with greater capacity to:
The group has extensive knowledge and experience across a full range of vegetation types and landscapes.
enhance firefighter safety
understand bushfire behaviour and risk
enhance community safety and protection
provide better prescriptions to implement controlled burning programs
deploy effective suppression resources
manage fire in different vegetation types.
To achieve these aims, the group is involved in a number of projects:
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