Wildfire Simulation Toolkit
Spark is a toolkit for the end-to-end processing, simulation and analysis of wildfires. Users can design custom fire propagation models by building on Spark’s GPU-based computational fire propagation solver and incorporating various input, processing and visualisation components, each tailored for wildfire modelling. Spark can be used for many applications including planning, warning and response, and research. The Spark toolkit allows you to:
- Create powerful wildfire workflows from a huge suite of built-in operations
- Define thousands of vegetation classes, each with their own unique spread rate function
- Import all compatible GDAL and NetCDF data layers for use in pre or post-processing
- Natively conduct ensemble analyses for uncertainties in a single fire scenario or for thousands of scenarios
- Visualise and output your data with a wide range of built-in widgets and writers
- Create custom user interfaces for your wildfire workflows
- Ensure reproducibility of outputs with provenenance
Learn more about Spark here
Spark version 1.1.2 released!
Spark version 1.1.2 has now been released! New features include: Upgraded integrated ensemble capabilities Data reduction capabilities GeoJSON compatibility for fire inputs (including line ignitions) Access to experimental sub models (including spotting, disruptions, wind terrain corrections and near field effects) To download the latest available demonstration version of Spark-gui or Spark-batch, please visit the download page. […]
Spark team members presenting at the 6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference
Several Spark team members from CSIRO / Data61 will be presenting at the 6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference in Sydney. the conference will be held from Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May 2019, concurrently in Albuquerque, Marseille and Sydney. Come along to learn about the latest developments in wildfire modelling and research.
Spark on display at D61+ live event in Brisbane
Spark will be on display at the D61+ live event in Brisbane on September 18 and 19 as part of the “How geospatial intelligence helps mitigate natural hazards” booth. Registration for the event is free, so if you’re in the area come and say hi.
Paper accepted into Environmental Modelling & Software
A new paper using Spark simulations was just accepted into the Environmental Modelling & Software journal. See all Spark related publications here.
Spark Wins at Asia Pacific Spatial Awards
In April 2018, the Spark team won the Asia Pacific Spatial Award for Innovation and Commercialisation as well as the J.K Barrie award which is the highest pinnacle of spatial achievement that the judging panel can confer on recipients. Read more about the awards here: https://www.spatialsource.com.au/locate-isde/innovators-and-veterans-honoured-at-apsea-gala
Spark Wins Victorian Spatial Award
In November 2017, the Spark team won the Victorian Spatial Award for Innovation and Commercialisation. Read more about the awards on the SIBA website: http://www.siba.com.au/Awards/APSEA-Awards/VSEA-Victorian-Spatial-Excellence-Awards
Spark wins 2018 Victorian R&D Project of the Year at iAwards
We’re thrilled to have picked up the 2018 Victorian Research and Development Project of the Year at the iAwards. Thank you to the team and all who made this happen! More details are on the iAwards website.
Spark comparison report
The first Spark comparison report has been released. This compares Spark predictions using the latest fire spread models to seven historical fire events. The report is available here.