Projet ANR FireCaster | UMR SPE 6134
Numerical Wildfire 2021
Numerical WildFire 2021. March 8 to 12. IESC Cargese
Following the cancellation of Numerical Wildfire 2020, countdown to Numerical WildFire 2021 has started with good hope that it will be hosted by a healthy world.





More frequent occurrence of large wildfire events is a major public safety concern, as is their possible increase with climate change. Advances across a broad range of scientific disciplines can help predict the outcomes, guide decision support, and therefore help to mitigate losses from large wildfires. 

In particular, we note the availability of large computing facilities and new observation systems that can enhance our ability to estimate and forecast wildfire.

The Numerical Wildfire 2021 workshop is specifically focused on this topic, gathering scientists to synthesize approaches that can provide pragmatic answers to current problems with tools that can be made available rapidly- i.e. within 1-2 years - to decision makers.


Four main topics will be covered :

* Fire and Earth system : 

Fire/micro-meteorology phenomenons, emissions, large events and wildfire impact to the global scale.

* Models and codes : 

Fire/micro-meteorology models and realistic surface/atmospheric boundary conditions required for validation and methods that support next generation decision systems.

* Experiments and data :

Experimental and real fire metrology, design and identify measures, datasets and purposes of experimental data.

* Uncertainty and risk :

Determine the relevance of forecasts, data assimilation, quantify uncertainty and fire danger,  and qualify economical assets at stake to quantify risk.

Along the week will also be presented the advances from the FIRECASTER project, whose object was to design bases for a support system  large-wildfire simulation integrated multi-scale approach to the problem. 

Finally last day will be devoted to present these advances to fire managers that will be present in order to exchange with decision makers on which pragmatic answers can be relevant and expected.  



IESC Cargese is located by the coast, one hour from Ajaccio Airport in Corsica.

IESC is particularly suited to create exchange between researchers, with all participants sharing the same table, breakfast, evenings and lodging for almost a complete week in a scenic environment.

Numerical Wildfire will be strongly limited to 80 participants, but we expect 60 people to attend throughout the week.



Monday March  8 : Fire and earth system:

Tuesday 9 : Models and codes

Wednesday 10 : Experiments and data  with a round table on the collaborative fire in canyon experiment. Night : Social Event

Thursday 11 : Uncertainty and Risk 

Friday 12: Review of existing tools and Decision support systems, exchange with practitioners.



- Meso and micro fire meteorology

- Experiments design for model evaluation

- Fire induced atmospheric chemistry

- Data driving fire simulation (soil, )

- Fire-atmosphere coupling

- Wildfire model evaluation

- Wild-fire risk estimation and economical quantification



Craig Clements,  San- José State University Fire Weather lab.

Albert Simeoni, WPI

Mark Finney, USDA

Adam Kochansky, University of Utah

Arnaud Trouvé, University of Maryland

Michele Salis, National Research Council, 
CNR-IBE, Sassari, Italy

Alexander Filkov, University of Melbourne

Marc Castellnou, Pau Costa fundation

William (Ruddy) Mell, U.S. Forest Service



- Antoine Belgodère, (LISA, Corte)

- Jean Baptiste Filippi, (SPE, Corte)

- Christine Lac (CNRM, Toulouse)                                      

- Jean François Leon  (LA, Toulouse)                                                                    

- Vivien Mallet (INRIA, Paris)                      

- Mélanie Rochoux (CERFACS, Toulouse)

- Johannes Kaiser (IBBI - MaxPlanck)

- Robert Field (IBBI - NASA/Columbia)                          



Antoine Belgodère

 Associate Professor 


 Université de Corse


Jean Baptiste Filippi 

 Chargé de Recherche au CNRS 


 Université de Corse



A 2 to 4 pages extended abstract (1000 to 2000 words) including a 300 words abstract must be sent to (economics related) or (physics related)

- Authors are encouraged to send abstract as early as possible, deadline for the submission of abstract : January 15th, 2021 .

- Acceptance/Rejection : February 10, 2021 or earlier.

Additional information:

- No registration fees ! but participants must pay for their travel, food and lodging at IESC (limited shared and single rooms available on site).


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