Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi is the GIS and Remote Sensing Technical Lead in the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester. Gail’s specialism is in the application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Optical Earth Observation data for the characterisation and monitoring of burned areas after wildfires in peatlands.
Gail is a co-investigator on the project and is responsible for the delivery of WP1 which involves developing a national static fuel map (D1.1) followed by a dynamic fuel map (D1.2) for the Peak District National Park which will take into account the impact of seasons on fuel availability. Due to Gail’s GIS expertise she will contribute to elements of WP6 which aims to run a wildfire threat analysis for a range of case studies and will feed into the delivery of a national wildfire threat map. Gail is also keen to contribute to the dissemination and publication of project results, using a variety of different communication channels, to reach out to a wide range of audiences.