Objective In partnership with the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), we will build and evaluate a prototype RECOVER decision support system. RECOVER will be an automatically deployable, site-specific multi-criteria decision aid that brings together in a single application the information necessary for Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams to plan reseeding strategies and monitor ecosystem recovery in the aftermath of savanna wildfires.
RECOVER will use state-of-the-art cloud-based data management technologies to improve performance, reduce cost, and provide site-specific flexibility for each fire. Customized RECOVER instances will be automatically deployed in the Amazon EC2 Cloud when a fire is detected. RECOVER's decision products will be dynamically assembled from an existing network of data resources. RECOVER will automatically generate and refresh derived fire severity, fire intensity, and other products throughout the burn so that when the fire is contained, BAER teams will have at hand a complete and ready-to-use RECOVER system customized for the target wildfire. Since BAER remediation plans must be completed within 14 days of a wildfire's containment, RECOVER has the potential to significantly improve the decision-making process.
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