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How Insurers and Homeowners Will Benefit from Better Fire Risk Analysis

Insurance carriers are fleeing states with known wildfire risk, notably California, leaving homeowners and states to grapple with what's next. Vibrant Planet knows we can strategically and measurably reduce wildfire risk, protecting built and natural systems, and render insurance products affordable and accessible.
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April 10, 2024
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7 min read
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Common Misconceptions Around Open Source

Open source is “free” (as in Freedom), not “free” (as in Beer).
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April 1, 2024
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15 min read
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Vibrant Planet’s Treatment Plan Helped Reduce Fire Severity in Marin County, CA

In 2022, Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (Marin Wildfire) contracted Vibrant Planet to develop a comprehensive vegetation treatment approach to reduce hazardous fuels and improve the ecological health of Marin County’s highly valued wildlands.
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March 23, 2024
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The AI Revolution & Climate Change — Part 3: ML & Climate Change

It’s a revolution and a real one this time, unlike the last couple semi-duds. And one of the places where ML is being applied in a revolutionary way to a new problem is at Vibrant Planet, as we use ML to try to keep the earth’s biosphere from collapsing due to a global warming. …
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January 17, 2024
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The AI Revolution & Climate Change — Part 2: Why is ML Happening Now?

So why is this suddenly such a big deal? Hasn’t all this AI / ML stuff been around for a long time? Well in theory, yes, but the devil is in the scalability. Scalability basically means “how much data can you process, how long does it take, and how much money does it cost?” …
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January 10, 2024
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The AI Revolution & Climate Change — Part 1: What is AI? What is ML?

“AI.” The word is terribly misused, but the revolution is real. The technology space is undergoing a major sea change, a fourth wave of rapid advancement in capabilities on par with personal computers, the arrival of the internet itself or the proliferation of smartphones. The media generally frames this as the “AI Revolution.” Applying …
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January 3, 2024
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4 min read
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Hope in the Age of Megafire, a TEDxBoston Talk by Vibrant Planet’s CEO, Allison Wolff

Following the hottest year ever recorded, our encounters with smoke and wildfires have become distressingly personal in the past year. Tragically, these experiences have affected communities that historically have rarely found themselves at the forefront of such disasters. Join me as we delve into how we arrived at this critical point and uncover actionable …
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December 12, 2023
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5 min read
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Implementing the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission’s Recommendations: Vibrant Planet’s Role

In a world facing escalating wildfire threats, September 27, 2023 marked a pivotal moment as the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission released a groundbreaking report with 148 recommendations for wildfire management. The recommendations covered several key themes: moving from reactive to proactive, strategic use of beneficial fire nationally, harnessing best-in-class science and data, …
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October 17, 2023
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Vibrant Planet + Pyrologix Join Forces — Bringing Better Analytics and Tools for Accelerating Wildfire and Climate Resilience

Vibrant Planet, the end-to-end platform to help advance collaborative action and forest resilience, has merged with Pyrologix, the wildfire analysis research firm, to provide decision-support for optimizing resource deployment to land managers working at all scales, giving them more speed, agility, and power in their mission to build community and wildland wildfire and climate …
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July 20, 2023
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3 min read
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As Mosquito Fire Burns, Forest Health Partners Deploy New Technology to Help Reduce Wildfire Threats Across 1.5M acres in the Tahoe Region

Land Tender™ uses high resolution imaging and artificial intelligence to modernize planning for forest health treatments Tahoe Area fire districts, USDA Forest Service, state agencies, and local watershed groups use Vibrant Planet’s software to create and compare community wildfire protection and forest health planning scenariosThe organizations are partnering with Vibrant Planet, whose solution uses …
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September 22, 2022
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5 min read

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