Leverhulme Wildfires Research Workshop – Data Integration (17 Oct 2023)

Leverhulme Wildfires Research Workshop – Data Integration (17 Oct 2023)

Tues 17th October, 14:00-16:45 BST

Hybrid Meeting: MS Teams and KCL Bush House NE Wing 6.05*

(see map for directions) *potential for room change depending on number of people attending in person. 

If you are external to the Centre but are interested in joining this meeting, please email wildfire@imperial.ac.uk

**All participants: please complete this poll for attendance/catering, by no later than 10th Oct**

In the Centre, we pride ourselves on the interdisciplinary and global nature of our research, and we have some excellent examples of working together across disciplines. However, more could be done to ensure we make the most of our research community, especially with a growing number of datasets being created across our different disciplines. This workshop aims to facilitate collaborative working and the integration of our datasets, across different disciplines in our Centre and Affiliate members.

After the workshop: we will be running a series of Data Dives, first to be held on Monday 6th Nov (full day, KCL).  For this we ask that participants look at the Global Fire Use Survey Dataset before the workshop. The Global Fire Use Survey dataset includes over 300 responses to a survey about human fire use that was filled out by fire practitioners and academics around the world. Respondents answered questions (mostly categorical) about reasons for burning, seasonality of burning and fire governance for a pre-determined set of regions of the world (these regions were delimited by combining country boundaries with the WWF’s biome classification). The regions spanned by the survey responses account for just over half of the Earth’s ice-free land mass.

More info to follow soon.



14:00   Welcome (Jay Mistry/Adriana Ford)

14:10   Matt Kasoar (ICL) and Cathy Smith (RHUL) – ‘Pairing the LIFE database with climate data to look for global trends in the seasonality of human fire use’

14:30   Data Speed Dating – sharing what kinds of data you have, and potential to work together (10min per pair x 6)

15:30   Coffee Break

16:00   Data Speed Dating report back – share what you have learnt and gained from the data speed dating. Any avenues to pursue? Any surprises?

16:30   Finish

17:00-19:00 – pizza and drinks in Bush House 6.05