Aug 07 2014

Fighting California Wildfires With Big Data

University California, San Diego researchers want to equip the state's firefighters with more than the traditional tools.

Researches joined forces with a team from the University of Maryland to develop a “scalable end-to-end cyberinfrastructure system” to “monitor forest conditions, predict when and where a wildfire is most likely to occur, and mitigate the damage they cause by alerting officials within seconds of their outbreak,” according to Gizmodo.

The WIFIRE system was funded by a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.