RedEye launches Bushfire Management Platform

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 15 November, 2021

RedEye launches Bushfire Management Platform

Queensland’s RedEye has launched a new Bushfire Management Platform designed to forecast bushfire damage years or even decades in advance.

The new platform uses a combination of satellite technology, data analytics, machine learning and climate change-adjusted fire weather projections to enhance bushfire prevention and preparedness for critical asset owners.

Data is incorporated onto a map visualisation that organisations can use to simulate specific scenarios for their networks or asset regions, including natural parklands and surrounding areas, to determine the level of damage risked in the event of a bushfire.

RedEye has already attracted pre-launch interest in the platform from critical asset owners in federal and state governments, utility providers, mining companies, national parks and wildlife services across Australia.

RedEye Technical Director of Fire Technology Andrew Sturgess said the platform is aimed at lightening the growing load on emergency services organisations.

“Through no fault of their own, these agencies are perpetually in response mode — whether it’s to a pandemic, an emergency itself or to the ensuing inquiry — and they simply don’t have the time anymore to undertake any analysis of bushfire risks ahead of time,” he said.

“The climate has already changed, and it’s getting worse. Disasters like the 2019–20 bushfires are going to become more common and we need to find ways to prepare for them, on a national, state and local level.”

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