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Scion’s fire research now accessible

All of Scion’s rural fire research is now in one easy-to-find place with a new website initiated by Scion’s Rural Fire Research Team to make their work more accessible. Source: Timberbiz

This new website will aid the rural fire fighting community in New Zealand, as well as their wide list of international collaborators and any members of the public who are interested.

Scion’s Rural Fire Research Team’s mission is to develop the science and technology needed to protect life and property, and manage fire in the landscape. Understanding how fires are likely to behave in different weather conditions, terrain and fuel types, and the factors affecting public and firefighter safety is essential to fire management and prevention.

“The best way for our research to have an impact is for it to be used. We created this website to ensure that all of the work is available as needed,” Rural Fire Research team leader Dr Tara Strand said.

The website features research updates, new and existing publications and the tools, apps and software developed by the team.

Follow the Rural Fire Research Team’s science as it happens by subscribing to the blog which is the team’s voice and a place where they can share their research highlights, what’s coming up (including experimental burns), preliminary results and showcase their newest publications.

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