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A firefighter supervises a controlled burn at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.  Credit: Sgt. Jake McClung, U.S. Marine Corps

WIFIRE Lab Forms New Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security

By Rajan Tavathia and Kimberly Mann Bruch, SDSC Communications

For the past 10 years, the WIFIRE team at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego has been focused on meeting the growing needs of hazard monitoring, mitigation and response. Most recently, the team has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to integrate edge computing – a strategy emphasizing data collection and analysis at the site of, or geographically near, data sources. To showcase the technology’s impact in hazardous settings such as wildfire response and mitigation, the team has completed a concept demonstration for a prescribed burn scenario.

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