6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuel Conference – “Fuels of Today – Fire Behaviour of Tomorrow”

 29th April to 3th May 2019 – Albuquerque (USA), Marselle (France), Sydney (Australia)

Summary:

The International Association of Wildland Fire is hosting the 6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference, with the Bushfire and IRSTEA as the lead partner.

Fitting in with the international theme the conference will be held concurrently in Albuquerque, Marseille and Sydney, with some joint sessions on the program. This IAWF conference occurs every three years, with this theme exploring Fuels of Today – Fire Behaviour of Tomorrow from Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May 2019

The call for abstracts is now opened!

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International Snow Science Workshop 2018 – ISSW

 7th to 12th October 2018 – Innsbruck (Austria)

Summary:

The ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) is the largest snow and avalanche conference in the world. It aims to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences between snow science researchers and practitioners. Thus, the congress offers outstanding networking opportunities for national and international participants.

For the first time, in order to promote the ISSW motto, one day of the conference is dedicated to a broader public: “ISSW goes public”. At this event, local and international experts are invited to discuss the complex issue “Forests and sustainability- Mountains and natural hazards”. The thematic focus of the day is organized in close cooperation with the EUSALP Group and the Alpine Convention.
In this context, questions such as “Sustainable safeguarding of habitat in the mountains – but how?” will be discussed among a wide audience.

Additionally, this year a Special Topic on the protection function of forests towards avalanche risks mitigation will take place – “Integral engineering solutions; from protection forests to temporary measures”.

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United Nations International Workshop “Global Mountain Safeguard Research”

 17th to 19th October 2018 – Bozen / Bolzano (Italy)

Summary:

The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security and Eurac Research, through their new joint programme, Global Mountain Safeguard Research(GLOMOS), are organising the above United Nations International Workshop in order to enhance Disaster Risk ReductionClimate Change Adaptation, and Emergency Response Preparedness in global mountain regions to increase the resilience of mountain communities towards natural and man-made hazards and disaster risks, to protect the wealth of biological and cultural diversity, and to support the sustainable development of the highly sensitive social-ecological systems.

The congress will act as a platform for communication and exchange inviting interested researchers from numerous disciplines, practitioners, government representatives and NGO´s, UN agencies, public and private institutions, the private sector, as well as international networks and organizations related to mountain- specific topics.

Major aims of this conference are to discuss present and future challenges in mountain areas worldwide, to bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system, and to facilitate a global community of practice dealing with contemporary mountain specific subjects bringing science into action.

The conference is organized under the patronage of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and the Government of South Tyrol.

Registration is now opened until Friday, June 15th, 2018

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International Conference: COMMUNICATING RISKS IN Decision Support Systems: from basic research to advance decision support tools.

6th to 8th June, 2018 – Solsona & Barcelona (Catalonia)

Summary:

This international conference will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of risk and uncertainty.

This conference is co-financed by the SuFoRun international R&D project and is organized by Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC, Spain) and IUFRO unit 4.04.07.

The conference wants to provide a meeting and discussion space on scientific and expert knowledge about risk and uncertainty and methods to include this knowledge in decision support tools. Risk and uncertainty includes topics as climate change, wildfires, storms, avalanches … The conference has the following specific objectives;

  • Understanding the impacts of climate change and different hazards in forestry
  • Presenting results of modeling risk and uncertainty
  • Underlying uncertain factors in forest decision-making process
  • Presenting tools for identifying, propagating and analysisng uncertanity in forestry
  • Understanding the implications of integrating risks in forestry
  • Presenting useful approaches to communicate risks and uncertainty with stakeholders
  • Presenting approaches and tools to deal with risk

The agenda includes sessions with key note speakers as well as presentations from other researchers. The conference starts in Solsona 6th of June (full day conference), followed by a fieldtrip on the 7th of June which will serve to analyze the case of wildfires in the region. After the fieldtrip participants will travel to Barcelona where will overnight and the 8th of June the last day of the conference will take place. An active participation of the invited attendants is expected.

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VIII International Conference on Forest Fire Research

10 to 16 November, 2018 – Coimbra (Portugal)

Summary:

The Conference aims to provide an up to date on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions, to promote international cooperation in this research and management area.

The scope of this Conference follows its previous editions. There will be six major themes for you to present your work, each of them with several sub-topics, that you can find here on the website. The themes are related to Fire at the Wildland Urban Interface, Fire Risk Management, Decision Support Systems and Tools, Fire Management, Fuel Management and Socio Economic Issues. These themes are not restricted and we are open to other subjects that are proposed, as well

 

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EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION FORUM: CIVIL PROTECTION IN A CHANGING RISK LANDSCAPE

5 & 6 March 2018 – Brussels (Belgium)

Summary:

The European Civil Protection Forum is the largest recurring public event on European civil protection cooperation. It is organised every two years by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO).

The event brings together the European civil protection community to take stock of common achievements in the disaster risk management field, share best practices and ideas, and discuss ways of addressing new challenges together.

The Forum is also an important tool for strengthening cooperation with international partners and the European Neighbourhood.

Registration is now open!!

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Workshop TERRA ENVISION

29th January to 1th February 2018 – Barcelona (SPAIN)

Summary:

This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAENVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP.

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UK Wildfires Conference 2017 – Wildfire resilience in a UK context

Wildfire resilience in a UK context

7 and 8 of November 2017 – Dorset (UK)

 

Summary:

The overall theme of the conference is ‘Wildfire resilience in a UK context’. We will be investigating how to make UK homes, communities and the landscape more wildfire resilient in the future. Climate change predictions suggest that the UK will see more extreme wildfire weather; this conference hopes to make us better prepared should these predictions come true.

Planned Exchange of Experts (EoE Forest) and FRISK related activities

October 2017: EoE Forest between Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Czech Republic. The conversion from mono-culture spruce forests to mixed, un-even aged forest with increased resilience was and is a topic that benefits from exchange of expertise. This EoE is the continuation of and builds on a number of bilateral visits between the participating countries and forest services. Tree species selection, the respective forest management concept, challenges and opportunities will be discussed on sites across the Czech Republic and across all forest ownership types.