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Northern Australia Fire Managers Forum - Darwin, 19-20 June 2013

Last modified by Matt Paget on 2013/06/18 15:04

Northern Australia Fire Managers Forum - Darwin, 19-20 June 2013


  • Stefan
  • Ian
  • Matt
  • Bek Christensen (TERN)


  • Present data for this year, or data we think may be useful.
  • Describe broader fire related products.
  • Receive feedback on products, formats and access methods.


  • AusCover system is under development, two years into a three project.
  • They will likely use NAFI, with data from Landgate and Sentinel.
    • Stefan reports that a new version of NAFI based on Geoserver is under development .
    • Want our data and servies to be easy to connect to, as a user and via NAFI.
    • NAFI should be compatible with AusCover.

An earlier idea to hold a AusCover data user's workshop for Darwin adjacent to the Fire Managers Forum has been postponed until August/September 2013. Alex, Peter and Stefan will coordinate to find a new date for the Darwin data user's workshop.


Agenda for the meeting, which may be subject to slight changes.

Wednesday 19 June

We have two 45min time slots on Wednesday (19 June) just before a FireWatch and a NAFI presentation.

  1. AusCover and TERN introduction - Stefan and Bek.
  2. AusCover products in general (including soil moisture, i.e. AWAP but no satellite based products yet) - Stefan and Ian.
  3. AusCover fire products - Stefan and Ian.
  4. Products relevant to northern Australia, e.g. burnt area, severity, frequency - Stefan.
  5. BoM products and activities - Ian.
  6. Data systems - Matt.

List of fire products


  • Overview and discussion of fire products.
  • Highlight some examples and how they might be used.
  • Timelines for operational delivery/maturity.
  • Scientific basis and fit for use.
  • Accessing the fire products, current systems and access methods.
  • Connections into other portals and services such as NAFI.
  • Emerging ways to access and use the data.


  • Steve Sutton <> .. contacted 8 May by Stefan.
  • Peter Jacklyn <> .. contacted 8 May by Stefan.
  • Vaia Smirneos <>
  • David Bruce <>
  • Richard Thornton <> .. contacted 9 May by Ian.


Fire Managers from across the north of Australia are invited to discuss topics of current interest to the region at the Northern Australian Fire Management group forum being held in Darwin on 19-20 June 2013.

An outcome of the meeting will be the annual Bushfire Seasonal Outlook for northern Australia - the Outlook will be publically distributed as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.

The second day will include a field trip – ‘Chaos and Control’ Gamba in Darwin Rural area. 

The NAFM forum will be hosted by Bushfires NT and the NT Fire and Rescue Service, with the support of the Bushfire CRC.
The day before the Forum – Tuesday 18 June 2013 – will be a North Australian Fire Training Workshop.


Charles Darwin University
Ellengowan Dr
Casuarina NT 0810
Darwin Australia


19-20 June 2013
(Pre Forum Training Workshop 18 June 2013)

Created by Matt Paget on 2013/05/12 23:55

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