Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million for Wildfire Research

Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million for Wildfire Research

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced that the University of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, will receive $1.49 million to conduct research into how to better forecast, detect, and respond to wildfires through the Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

This award will support research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which may include developing early detection and forecasting tools, including satellite-based fire detection systems that send alerts as soon as a fire starts. These advances will help firefighters, emergency managers, local officials, and frontline communities protect life and property by detecting fires earlier and expanding lead times for fire weather warnings and alerts.

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