Firewatch: Use of Sattelite Imagery by Remote Communities in Northern Australia for Fire Risk Communications.

Brady, Danielle and Holloway, Donell and Green, Leila (2012) Firewatch: Use of Sattelite Imagery by Remote Communities in Northern Australia for Fire Risk Communications. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 372-382.

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Abstract

This paper presents the contextual background and early findings from a new research project funded by the Australian Research Council titled Using community engagement and enhanced visual information to promote FireWatch satellite communications as a support for collaborative decision-making. FireWatch (provided by Landgate in Western Australia) is an internet-based public information service based on near real time satellite data showing timely information relevant to bushfire safety within Australia. However, it has been developed in a highly technical environment and is currently used chiefly by experts. This project aims to redesign FireWatch for ordinary users and to engage a remote community in Northern Australia in this process, leading to improved decision making surrounding bushfire risk.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2169

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