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ROSES 2022: Technology Development for Support of Wildfire Science, Management, and Disaster Mitigation
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This program element does not have a proposal due date. First step (Step-1) proposals may be submitted at any time. This program element seeks ideas that span observation and information system technologies that: • Enhance capabilities of existing science instruments needed for monitoring pre- fire, active-fire, and post-fire environments; • Reduce mass and power of instruments for accommodation by next-generation small spacecraft and aerial platforms; • Enable unprecedented measurements from multiple vantage points through model-directed, coordinated observations using autonomous tasking; • Address computational challenges for modeling and for data acquisition, fusion, and processing in a real-time environment; • Facilitate machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new data products needed for wildfire management and for management of the constellation of observing platforms; • Enable the seamless exchange of information between spaceborne, airborne, and in situ assets.

March 29, 2023
Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations
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With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF is calling for planning proposals focused on catalyzing innovative and inclusive wildland fire science through collaboration among diverse stakeholders and rights holders. A planning proposal is a type of proposal used to support initial conceptualization, planning and collaboration activities that aim to formulate new and sound plans for large-scale projects in current and emerging research areas for future submission to an NSF program. In the context of this DCL, planning proposals should present innovative ideas and visions for advancing wildland fire research via diverse knowledge systems, including strategies for building human capital and organizational capacity in wildland fire knowledge and management. Identification of activities to catalyze strong collaborations that have high potential for significant societal impacts are encouraged. It would also be advantageous for proposals to articulate action plans for developing a deeper understanding of wildland fires as integrated social-cultural-ecological-technological systems and that improve education across multiple levels, in informal settings and/or formal settings, spanning pre-college through postsecondary levels. Proposals that describe translation of foundational knowledge about wildland fire into helpful solutions are also encouraged.

March 31, 2023