Published August 17, 2022 | Version Final draft
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ARDC Bushfire Data Challenge - Work Package 5: Approach Report


Through the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) Bushfire Data Challenge, the Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia (EMSINA) and Geoscience Australia (GA) aim to develop a National Bushfire History. The data will include a time-series of nationally aggregated burnt extent, and will be produced through collaboration with National, State and Territory agencies. Work Package Five (WP5) of the ARDC Bushfire History project will implement a suite of automated Earth observation based algorithms, currently in use by State and Territory agencies, to produce a range of national data products describing the timing, location and extent of bushfires across Australia. This work package will leverage and complement work underway by EMSINA as part of Work Package four (WP4) that is bringing together existing and carefully audited state datasets of bushfire extent compiled directly by State and Territory agencies via a range of operational approaches.

This report is an output of the 'Aggregated and harmonised burnt extent fire history data on a national scale' project, part of the Bushfire Data Challenges Program.


This work has been supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Minderoo Foundation as part of the Bushfire Data Challenges Program.


WP5a Report - Approach - Final.pdf

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