Simeon Telfer

Simeon Telfer

Simeon has worked in Fire Management with National Parks and Wildlife in SA for nearly 10 years. He specialises in fire behaviour analysis and has been deployed to major fires most states and territories of Australia and to British Columbia, Canada. Simeon has delivered training in meteorology and fire prediction to fire behaviour analysts around Australia. He is a key end-user for several CRC projects, particularly those focussing on fire behaviour and using remote sensing to improve our understanding of bushfires. 

Lead end user

Over six years, the project used cutting-edge technology to produce near-real-time spatial information on fuel condition, fire hazard and impact to support a wide range of fire risk management and response activities such as hazard reduction burning and pre-positioning firefighting resources and, in the longer term, the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System. Based on the research findings, the researchers have produced the Australian Flammability Monitoring System, an interactive map of immediate fire danger associated with landscape dryness, which uses satellites to collect information about moisture content in trees, shrubs and grass, and assists with prescribed burning efforts and assessment of firefighting resources.
Research team:
This project sought to optimise the use of earth observing systems for active fire monitoring by exploring issues of scale, accuracy and reliability, and to improve the mapping and estimation of post-fire severity and fuel change through empirical remote sensing observations. A particular focus was on the analysis of data obtained from Himawari-8, which is able to provide updated imagery on a 10 minute basis.+++++

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Experiences in the in-field utilisation of Fuels3D PDF icon Save (2.49 MB) fire, fire severity, modelling
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Building bushfire predictive services capability PDF icon Save (9.97 MB) fire, fire weather, modelling

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