As a collaborator with the International Science Reserve (ISR), the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) is extending the call to wildfire researchers to join this expanding science community.  Established in 2022 with the support of IBM, Google, and UL, the International Science Reserve (ISR) is a network of open scientific communities, bringing together specialized resources from across the globe to prepare for and help respond to complex and urgent global crises. Wildfires have been chosen as the ISR's pilot crisis. 

What is the ISR 

As was learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, science in a time of crisis is not "science as usual."  During a crisis, scientists need unfettered and rapid access to resources and collaborators. Preparing before a crisis incident occurs is critical to shortening response times, improving coordination, and reducing the impact of the crisis. The ISR works in collaboration and partnership with the existing crisis response ecosystem, augmenting and accelerating efforts by governments and global organizations through all three stages of a crisis – preparation, response, and recovery. The goal of the ISR is to be ready with tested and proven procedures, and the means to match human and material resources to research needs, when a real disaster strikes.