Please join CO-LABS as we collaborate with an upcoming CONVERGE Virtual Forum dedicated to research conducted in the aftermath of the December 30, 2021 Boulder County Fires. (Also called the Marshall Fire.)
March 31, 2022
2:00 -3:00 pm MST
Free Registration RSVP HERE.
Researchers from all disciplines and practitioners from any organization or institution are welcome to attend, as are interested members of the community and general public. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The third forum in this series on the 2021 Boulder County Fires will be co-convened by the leadership of CO-LABS and will highlight progress in research coordination and new studies led by researchers in federal scientific research labs located in Colorado. Each of the research teams will take 10 minutes to present the preliminary findings from their research on the fires. The remaining time will be dedicated to questions from the audience as well as resource sharing and research coordination efforts.
Research presentations include details of the atmospheric flow and the potential impacts on the fire spread, and the weather preceding and during the fire events and the fire environment factors influencing fire behavior at the scale of coupled atmosphere-wildland fire environment (CAWFE) by scientists from NCAR - The National Center for Atmospheric Research, plus details to a survey that will assess evacuation decisions, impacts on property and animals (pets and livestock), air and water quality perceptions, perceived physical and mental health, rebuilding and relocation decisions, and support for recovery policy options.
CONVERGE Virtual Forums bring together researchers and research partners to more effectively communicate, coordinate, and collaborate after major disaster events. These forums focus on identifying research needs and priorities, discussing ethical considerations, and learning about the early effects of disasters.
The National Science Foundation-supported CONVERGE facility was established in 2018 as the first social science-led component of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) for the nation. CONVERGE brings together networks of hazards and disaster researchers from geotechnical engineering, the social sciences, structural engineering, nearshore systems, operations and systems engineering, sustainable material management, and interdisciplinary science and engineering. READ MORE>>>