EU-Australia GEO-SAFE think-tank

Partnering researchers and industry to transform wildfire and disaster risk reduction

Purpose of this site

This site provides information about the activities in Australia of the European project GEO-SAFE (Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies) and in particular the Australian Think-Tank offering a space and framework to successfully engage between academia and final users/stakeholders to discuss innovative approaches for wildfire emergency management.

During our first workshop (November 2016) we launched this Think-Tank we plan to sustain during the coming years.

Workshop 2016

This workshop is an initiative of RMIT  Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) and the European project GEO-SAFE (Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies).

 

This event launched an Australian Think-Tank offering a space and framework for such sustainable collaborations and exchange during our project. This think-tank will strongly interact with GEO-SAFE during the period of the project (2016-2020).

 

The aim of the workshop is to engage between academia and final users/stakeholders with the perspective to discuss more closely, for some selected research topics, about the real needs of final users and the gap between them and the current  systems (when they exist) as well as to evaluate how to make future research outputs really useful (and used) and impactful.
For the first workshop of the think-tank, we have selected five topics:
  • GIS data and risk mapping
  • Early warning, preparedness and fire detection
  • Mitigation and fuel management
  • Efficient responses and initial attack
  • Evacuation

An additional round table about entrepreneurship in emergency management

The concept is as follows: for each topic we will organise first a presentation (30 min + 10 min questions) from an end user (or stakeholders) followed by a symmetrical presentation from an academic (broad presentation) and then a round table where academics, stakeholders and end-users will engage in small groups.

GEO-SAFE

logo_geosafe_200GEO-SAFE is a EU-funded project under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. Coordinated by the University of Greenwich (London, UK), it includes 15 European partners (Universities, Stakeholders and end-users) and RMIT in Australia.
Objective
The overall aim of the GEO-SAFE project will be to push forward the development of innovative tools for fire management and to develop and assess a global or semi-global dynamic tools for: fire suppression, lives/goods protection and implementation and training. This will be realised through an active RISE knowledge exchange scheme that will foster a shared culture of research and innovation and will accelerate the transformation of creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.
RMIT and GEO-SAFE
RMIT is the main partner in Australia of  Over the period 2016-2020, we will welcome participants from the 15 European partners in order to initiate knowledge exchanges and research collaborations, for a total of about 200 pers.-months.
Anybody from Australia is invited to participate, for any information about the local activities and our visitors, please contact Marc Demange.
Duration: May 2016 – April 2020
Project reference: 691161
Project Co-ordinator: FSEG University of Greenwich, UK.
Funded by: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Project Budget Contribution from the EU: 1,080,000.00€

Meet our visitors

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In order of arrival

Unless differently specified visits are hosted at RMIT University and supported by the project GEO-SAFE. Feel free to  contact Marc Demange if you want to engage with one of our next visitors and/or co-organise any related activity at these occasions.

Past

GEO-SAFE pre-visits

Prof. Edwin Galea, University of Greenwich (UK), 27 October – 30 October, 2015. Short BioEmail. Edwin gave a seminar at RMIT (Slides).

Prof. Liz Bacon, University of Greenwich (UK), 13 April – 15 April, 2016 – 21/22 April 2016. Short Bio. Email. Liz and Lachlan gave a seminar about Pandora+.

Prof. Lachlan Mackinnon, University of Greenwich (UK),12 April – 15 April, 2016 – 21/22 April 2016. Short Bio. Email.

GEO-SAFE visits

Prof. Abdelkader Sbihi, Ecole de Management de Normandie (FR), 30 July – 12 September, 2016. Short CV. Email.

Prof. Edwin Galea, University of Greenwich (UK), 24 September – 7 October, 2016. Short BioEmail.

Dr. Yannick Pencolé, CNRS-LAAS (FR), 25 September – 24 October, 2016. Short CV. Email.

Prof. Lachlan Mackinnon, University of Greenwich (UK), 24 October – 7 November, 2016. Short Bio. Email.

Pierre Coupechoux, PhD candidate, CNRS-LAAS (FR), 1 November – 1 December, 2016. Short CV. Email (visit supported by CNRS-LAAS and École doctorale Systèmes  EDSYS)

Prof. Bertrand Jouve, CNRS (FR), 8 November – 6 December, 2016. Short Bio. Email.

Dr. Nicholas Hamm, University of Twente (NL), November 17 – December 18, 2016. Short CVEmail.

Prof. Edwin Galea, University of Greenwich (UK), 21 November – 3 December, 2016. Short Bio. Email. Gave a public lecture on November 22d and participate to our workshop.

Assoc. Prof. Begoña Vitoriano, Complutense University of Madrid (SP), 21 November – 16 December, 2016. Short CV. Email. Gave a talk in our workshop.

Dr. Christian Artigues, CNRS-LAAS (FR), 8 January – 9 February, 2017. Email.

Prof. Liz Bacon, University of Greenwich (UK), 10 January – 20 January, 2017. Short Bio. Email.

Assoc. Prof. Gabriele di Stefano, University of L’Aquila (IT), 12 January – 8 February, 2017. Short CV.  Email.

Dr. Vittorini Pierpaolo, University of L’Aquila (IT), 12 January – 8 February, 2017. Short CV.  Email.

Prof. Alfred Stein (hosted by the University of Melbourne), University of Twente (NL), 22 January – 19 February, 2017. Short BioEmail.


Current

Valentina CeruttiPhD Candidate, PhD candidate, University of Twente (NL) – RMIT (double degree), August 2016 – May 2017. Email.

Dr. Francesco Santini, University of Perugia (IT), 13 February – 12 April, 2017. Short CV.  Email.

Prof. Luc Doyen, CNRS (FR), 9 March – 7 April, 2017. Short CV. Email.

Dr. Lauriane Mouysset, CNRS (FR), 15 March – 15 April, 2017. Short CV.  Email.


Coming soon

 

 

Contact

Contact: geosafe.thinktank.au@gmail.com

Or contact directly:

 

Marc Demange

RMIT University, School of Science

GPO box 2476, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Room 8.9.13

Phone:+61 399 252 385

Cellphone:+61 431 331 093

marc.demange@rmit.edu.au

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