FSEG GEO-SAFE Evacuation Workshop

The FSEG Team at the University of Greenwich invites you to participate in a one day workshop as part of the GEO-SAFE project, taking place 20th February 2020 at the University of Greenwich.

GEO-SAFE (Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies) is a H2020 – MSCA-RISE project (n.691161), co-ordinated by FSEG of the University of Greenwich with 17 partners from 7 countries (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Netherlands and Australia) and is a four year project running from May 2016 to April 2020.

The aim of GEO-SAFE is to create a network enabling the two regions to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience, thus boosting the progress of wildfires knowledge and the related development of innovative methods for dealing efficiently with such fires.

Wildfires

The workshop will comprise of the following themes:

  • Identification and quantification of human behaviour in response to wildfire.
  • Role, requirements and capabilities of evacuation modelling in the planning and management of wildfires.
  • Development and application of Large Scale Wildfire Evacuation Models
  • Future directions for wildfire evacuation modelling.
  • The workshop consists of:
  • 7 invited lectures
  • 3 discussion panels
  • 1 hands on session using urbanEXODUS urban-scale evacuation simulation model
  • 1 demonstration session showing recent developments in coupling wildfire, pedestrian and vehicle models

The deadline to register is 14 February 2020, access EVENBRITE

This is a free event

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European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference logo

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Stoyan Stoyanov – Receiving the Award
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