NOBURN – Citizen Science Community Event
NOBURN “National Bushfire Resilience Network” – a citizen science project involving communities in data collection and predictive modelling
About this event
NOBURN is an exciting national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is driving bushfires so we can predict these factors. Around the country, NOBURN allows everyone who wants to, to record evidence of possible forest danger with nothing more than a smartphone.
The NOBURN Research Team, in partnership with MIE Lab, Noosa Shire Council and Noosa & District Landcare, are keen to invite you to be the first users of the NOBURN Citizen Science App. As a national citizen science project, we are seeking regional Champions in the Noosa Council who want to trial the app, and be part of the national roll-out program in weeks following the NOBURN Citizen Science Community Event.
By downloading the NOBURN app on your smartphone, you can become a citizen scientist by simply taking photos and telling us more about the forest locations you see and the experience you had. You’ll become an active participant in our research and together, we can improve our readiness and resilience.
By recording forest evidence with the NOBURN app, you and anyone in Australia can provide a unique, time-stamped and geo-referenced data recording, allowing scientists to understand bushfires better. You can, with NOBURN, directly assist with Australia’s disaster resilience, preparedness and response to bushfires. You will be part of the solution!
2:00pm – Arrival and welcome
2:40pm – Meet the NOBURN and MIE Lab Teams
3:00pm – NOBURN demo and practice
4:00pm – Refreshing wind-down and becoming a NOBURN Champion
5:00pm – Close