To achieve wildfire resilience in an equitable and sustainable manner with the help of convergence research and co-production with stakeholders.

Call to Action


  • National low spatio-temporal resolution fire detection and ecosystem response datasets.
  • Forestry- and rangeland-centric workforce to handle wildfires with limited access to advanced wildfire Decision Support tools.
  • Isolated centers and labs focused on pieces of the wildland fire problem.


  • Technology, predictive tools, and design codes to help communities prepare for and survive fires.
  • System to integrate existing wildfire tools and data nationally.
  • System to share data and promote standards.
  • Workforce trained in diverse perspectives including engineering, fires science, and community engagement.

Why a Center?

  • Siloed approaches will not yield a solution to a “wicked problem”
  • A system-of-systems perspective is lacking
  • Convergent research towards a unified vision is needed

The complexity of “wicked problems” requires a comprehensive approach that goes beyond siloed solutions. These types of problems require a system-of-systems perspective that considers the interconnectedness of several factors. It is essential to consider the interdependent relationships between different systems and components to find a sustainable solution. Therefore, a convergent research approach that aligns with a unified vision is necessary to address the complex nature of these issues. Only by considering the big picture and working together towards a common goal can we hope to find effective and lasting solutions to wicked problems.

Wildfire Call to Action

Why an Engineering Center?

  • Building on decades of experience in hazard engineering and disaster resilience sciences
  • Converging fundamental science and technology solutions towards decision support tools to tackle the wildfire problem
Wildfire Call to Action

A “Wicked” Problem

Our Focus Areas

  • Open Source
  • Convergence and Co-Production by Academia, Government, Private Enterprise, and Nonprofits
  • Emphasizing resilience-impacting regimes of wildfire (Pre and Post)
  • Characterizing socio-economic risks & resilience
  • Featuring Makers & Reconnaissance teams

White Paper

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