SBIR Call: Satellite Data Use in Wildfire Management
The Insitute for Physical Safety and Security (Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid; IFV) in cooperation with the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) challenges entrepreneurs to develop new products with satellite data that contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of wildfire management. The best ideas will get the opportunity to do a feasibility study (SBIR Phase 1). And the best feasibility studies will be chosen to develop a prototype and demonstration (SBIR Phase 2). This SBIR is aimed at promoting the use of data from the satellite data portal -a facility that can be used by the Dutch authorities, research institutions and businesses to operationalise their satellite data applications- to contribute to a better understanding of vegetation, fuel, etc. for the benefit of wildfire spread models.
The deadline of this SBIR is January 1st 2016 and the available budget is 200,000 euro. These funds have been made available by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.