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Innovating Autonomous Wildfire Detection & Response
Thursday, September 14, 2023
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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Extreme wildfires are on the rise. Globally, the severity of wildfires is increasing—they spread faster and burn larger areas at higher intensities. Extreme wildfires wreak havoc on the expanding Wildland-Urban Interface—where homes, business, and major infrastructure are most at risk, and drive over 80% of total associated fire damages. There is a pressing urgency to advance firefighting practices with innovation. Autonomous unmanned vehicles can and are playing an increasingly important role in wildfire detection, response, and suppression.

During this webinar, you will hear how XPRIZE Wildfire, a 4-year, $11M competition is incentivizing teams to innovate how fires are detected, managed, and fought, and from industry and agency experts who are advancing solutions and utilizing new technology for wildfires and other disasters.

XPRIZE Wildfire is offered in partnership with Co-Title Sponsors Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Pacific Gas & Electric, Presenting Sponsor Minderoo Foundation, Bonus Prize Sponsor Lockheed Martin and Supporting Sponsor Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and individual benefactors.


  • Marcus Johnson, Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Steve “Lux” Luxion, Executive Director, ASSURE
  • Chief Dan Munsey, Fire Chief / Fire Warden, San Bernardino County Fire Protection District
  • Jay Stalnacker, Technical Lead, XPRIZE Foundation

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