CCST Expert Briefing to Discuss Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Wildfire Response at State Capitol

As part of CCST’s Science & Technology Week, the latest in CCST’s Expert Briefing Series brings together researchers and first responders to discuss emerging technologies to track wildfires.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 7, 2018 | CONTACT: Mikel Shybut [email protected]


The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state leaders, is hosting the latest in its series of CCST Expert Briefings as part of CCST’s Science & Technology Week at the State Capitol.

The briefing, “Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Response to Wildfires,” will provide an overview of existing and emerging technologies with experts from UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, NASA-Ames/CSU Monterey Bay, and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District who are developing and implementing technologies to provide real-time information on wildfires to emergency responders.

“The impacts of and response to wildfires are broad, crosscutting issues,” said Amber Mace, Interim Executive Director of CCST.  “We hope that bringing these experts together as part of a series of discussions on wildfires will assist decision makers as they work together to identify policy solutions to both prevent and respond to wildfires.”

Note: Space is limited but a recording will be posted on CCST’s website (www.ccst.us/expert-briefings) after the event.

 


 

Event info:

CCST Expert Briefing:
Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Response to Wildfires
Thursday Feb. 7th
Noon – 1pm
Capitol Room 3191

Experts:

Ilkay Altintas, PhD
WIFIRE Principal Investigator
San Diego Supercomputer Center
UC San Diego

Vincent Ambrosia
Associate Program Manager
Applied Science Wildfire Program
NASA-Ames Research Center
Senior Research Scientist
CSU Monterey Bay

Dave Winnacker
Fire Chief
Moraga-Orinda Fire District

Tarek Zohdi, PhD
Director, Fire Research Group
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
UC Berkeley

Moderated by
Ziyad (Zee) Durón, PhD
Professor of Engineering
Harvey Mudd College

 


 

About the California Council on Science and Technology

CCST is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988. We engage leading experts in science and technology to advise State policymakers – ensuring that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation. Discover how CCST makes California’s policies stronger with science at www.ccst.us.

About the 2019 CCST Science & Technology Week

Celebrate science at your service! From February 4th through 7th, CCST will host a series of Capitol community events showcasing how science helps inform policies impacting California’s economy, society, and environment. CCST was created by California state leaders to advise California state leaders – come learn what we can do for you. See event details and RSVP at www.ccst.us/STWeek.

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