Using Volunteer Observer Networks to Monitor Precipitation and Wildfires

Status: Active
Operational Plan: 2019 - 2020

The availability of critical data for improving predictions of and response to extreme events, such as droughts, floods, and wildfires, and for alerting citizens to life-threatening situations in a timely manner, is poor in some regions of North America. This project aims to assess the feasibility of establishing and expanding citizen science observer networks to complement federal and subnational observational capacities and improve decision-making and preparedness.