Tag Archives: Scion

Australian bushfires generate huge interest in NZ

Media coverage around the bushfires raging in New South Wales and Queensland generated significant interest here in NZ, not only from firefighters being deployed to help out, or those with families in or close to the fire areas, but also … Continue reading

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Updated versions of Fire Behaviour Toolkit available

This user-friendly software package incorporates the fuel and fire behaviour models developed by Scion’s Rural Fire Research group. The ‘NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit’ is available in formats for PC, as well as Apple and Android smart devices. Versions have been … Continue reading

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Two recent magazine articles on fire research

Two further articles were produced recently on Scion’s extreme fire research. The first, “Pigeon Valley fire – New methods put to the test”, was published in the August 2019 issue of NZ Tree Grower magazine. This describes the research being … Continue reading

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Two new journal articles

Members of Scion’s Fire research team have had two journal papers published recently. A paper by Andrea Grant, Mary Hart and Lisa Langer on “Integrating volunteering cultures in New Zealand’s multi-hazard environment” was published in Australian Journal of Emergency Management. … Continue reading

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Scion research features in climate change coverage

Scion climate scientist, Nathanael Melia, was asked for comment recently on the fires in the Amazon basin. He provided comment for the Science Media Centre, and was also interviewed on Radio NZ. Nathanael made specific mention of the important role … Continue reading

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Northland fire hui and fair day

Working with whānau from Ngāti Te Aukiwa, the Waitaruke Marae Committee and Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), scientists from Scion and Te Tira Whakamātaki (The Maori Biosecurity Network) hosted two days of fire-related events on 2-3 August, with the … Continue reading

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Scion fire team develops 360 degree in-fire camera

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team has developed a prototype for an in-fire 360° camera, which was successfully tested in the March 2019 stubble burns! Originally thought up as a fun project in 2017, it was built by the Scion Fire … Continue reading

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New video on NZ fire experiments

A video on the New Zealand-led research to test the new theory of convective fire spread was produced recently, for use at the National Field Days. The video was aired as part of the joint science display by Scion, Landcare … Continue reading

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NZ research at the Fire Behavior & Fuels conference

New Zealand research featured strongly at the recent 6th Fire Behaviour & Fuels conferences. Concurrent conference sessions were held in: Sydney, Australia; Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA; and Marseilles in France. NZ researchers attended the Sydney event, where four … Continue reading

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Paper on NZ fire use published

In New Zealand, fire has long been used as a tool to reduce pests and disease, regenerate land and remove unwanted vegetation. However, its continued use could be under threat due to public perceptions around risks from burns getting out … Continue reading

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