GFMC Calendar 2018

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Preparation of GFMC activities in 2018

 

January 2018

  • Mid-term regional activities between the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference 2015 and the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference 2019 in Brazil and preparation of the 7th Conference (Campo Grande, Brazil)
  • Implementation of Phase II of the establishment of the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – South East Asia (RFMRC-SEA) (Bogor, Indonesia) and organization of the Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary cooperation in Fire Management in Southeast Asia (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Establishment of the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – Latin America Region (RFMRC-LAR) (Santiago, Chile, and Gurupi, Brazil)
  • Establishment of the Regional Central Eurasia Fire Monitoring Center (Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Implementation of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), with GFMC lead in WG Vegetation Fire Crisis Mitigation

28 January – 03 February 2018
Implementation of the Fire Management Support Component for Georgia in the frame of the regional programme Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus (IBiS) (GIZ) and preparation of the project Fire Management Planning for target Protected Areas in the frame of the Support Programme for Protected Areas – Georgia (KfW) (J.G. Goldammer); Tbilisi, Borjomi and Dedoplistskaro, Georgia.

Consultations with local stakeholders in Alaverdi (Tusheti) (top) and revisit of Borjomi-Bakuriani Forest District near Daba village, which was affected by wildfires in 2008 and 2017. Photos: GIZ/GFMC.

February 2018

07-08 February 2018
Scientific Advisory Board Meeting and Evaluation, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science; Mainz, Germany.

23 February 2018
Prescribed burning operation in Drover Heide Nature Reserve, for maintenance of Calluna vulgaris heathland habitats (Alex Held, WoF Europe, and Lindon Pronto); Drover Heide, Germany.

26-27 February 2018
First Workshop of the Thematic Working Group Natural Hazards of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), with GFMC support (L. Pronto, J.G. Goldammer); Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Berlin, Germany.

28 February – 01 March 2018
First Workshop of the Thematic Working Group Vegetation (Landscape) Fire Crisis Mitigation (TWG-C) of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), chaired by GFMC (L. Pronto, J.G. Goldammer); Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Berlin, Germany.


 01 March 2018

Meeting and consultations between the Presidents of the Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Albrecht Broemme, the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF), Tore Eriksson, and GFMC (Johann Georg Goldammer); Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Berlin, Germany.

07-09 March 2018
Planning meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) of the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference (Campo Grande, Brazil, May 2019) with remote inputs by GFMC (Johann G. Goldammer); Campo Grande, Brazil.

12-29 March 2018
Window for prescribed burning operations in Zschornoer Wald Nature Reserve with associated FireSense experiment aimed at development of improved algorithms and products for the quantitative assessments of landscape fires and their emissions of trace gases and aerosols or validation and calibration of satellite by testing polar-orbiting satellites accompanied with fixed-wing aircraft and UAV (J.G. Goldammer and Lindon Pronto); Zschornoer Wald Nature Reserve, Germany (details to follow)

15-18 March 2018
Seventh International Convention of Environmental Laureates: “Ecological Foodprint” with GFMC participation (J.G. Goldammer); Freiburg, Germany.

21 March 2018
Consultation and working meeting within the framework of the OSCE project Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management, with remote participation of project partner GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Gomel, Belarus.

20-21 March 2018
Consultation Development of a Wildfire Strategy for Northern Ireland and meeting with key Government Departments and Agencies of Northern Ireland for formulating the strategy, with GFMC remote advisory support (J.G. Goldammer); Natural Heritage Division, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, The Mount Business & Conference Centre Belfast, United Kingdom.

April 2018

Extended window for prescribed burning operations in Zschornoer Wald Nature Reserve with associated FireSense experiment aimed at development of improved algorithms and products for the quantitative assessments of landscape fires and their emissions of trace gases and aerosols or validation and calibration of satellite by testing polar-orbiting satellites accompanied with fixed-wing aircraft and UAV (J.G. Goldammer and Lindon Pronto); Zschornoer Wald Nature Reserve, Germany (details to follow)

20 April 2018
Working meeting to evaluate the progress of the Study on Currently Available Aerial Forest Fire Fighting Assets at the European Commission, ECHO.A – Emergency Management, A.1 – Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) (J.G. Goldammer); European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

21 April 2018
Working meeting to evaluate the state of the art in wildfire management on areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) in in Brandenburg State; and training course for Fire & Rescue Services and local teams of the Federal Agency for Disaster Relief (THW) of Prignitz County (J.G. Goldammer); Wittenberge, Brandenburg State, Germany.

Fire behavior training course for Fire & Rescue Services and local teams of the Federal Agency for Disaster Relief (THW) of Prignitz County. Photo: DiBuKa

24 April 2018
Working meeting of the OSCE project Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management, for preparation a bilateral fire emergency response exercise between Belarus and Ukraine (May 2018) (J.G. Goldammer); OSCE Office in Ukraine, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

25 April 2018
Third Second Eastern European Prescribed Fire Demonstration and Long-term Observation Experiment on the use of prescribed fire in wildfire hazard reduction in pine stands and use of suppression firing for wildfire control (J.G. Goldammer); Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU), Kyiv and Boyarka Forest Research Station, Ukraine.

27-28 April 2018
Third Lernen-Helfen-Leben (LHL) Forest Seminar Aufforsten ist mehr als nur Bäume pflanzen!, hosted by Franz Juergens Berufskolleg, with GFMC presentation Fire in Degraded Tropical Ecosystems: South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo and subsequent podium discussion (L. Pronto); Duesseldorf, Germany

May 2018

13 May – 12 June 2018
Preparation and organization mission (L. Pronto) of the Regional Round Table and Consultation on Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Fire Management in South East Asia (planned for 6-7 June 2018), an activity of the GFMC and the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – Southeast Asia Region (RFMRC-SEA), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture based on a decision of the German Bundestag, and supported / facilitated by GFMC; RFMRC-SEA, Bogor, and Ministry for Environment and Forestry (Manggala Wanabhakti), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Meeting with stakeholders to assess alternatives to fire including community agro-forestry, biochar and bio-oil production
Discussions with the Kubu Raya Forest Management Unit (FMU) on the development of a fire management plan and SOPs

16 May 2018
Preparation of setting up the Eastern European Fire Management Training and Research Center, a subdivision of the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC) at the Boyarska Forest Experimental Station and Ukrainian Center of Advanced Training of Forestry, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (J.G. Goldammer); Boyarka and Kiev, Ukraine.

Visit with REEFMC staff in Kyiv

Inspection of the building at Boyarska Forest Experimental Station and Ukrainian Center of Advanced Training of Forestry, to be converted to the Eastern European Fire Management Training and Research Center in late 2018

17-18 May 2018
Bilateral fire emergency response exercise between Belarus and Ukraine in the frame of the project Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management, coordinated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMRC) and GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Gomel Oblast Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Gomel, Belarus.

The first joint table-top exercise of Ukrainian and Belarussian agencies responsible for fire management and emergency situations was conducted in Gomel, Belarus, under the auspices and sponsorship of the OSCE. Upper photos: Incident commanders from Belarus (left) and Ukraine (right) were supported by a team of moderators (blue vests), administrators (red) and observers / rapporteurs (yellow). Middle and lower photos: Evaluation session and group photo. Photos courtesy OSCE / Evgeniy Maloletka.

June 2018

04 June 2018
19th Round Table of the European Fire Academy How to deal with major Disasters – What should be the best European response?, with GFMC contribution Landscape Fires (J.G. Goldammer); Directorate General Security and Prevention, Brussels, Belgium.

06-07 June 2018
Regional Round Table and Consultation Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Fire Management in South East Asia, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia, the Regional Fire Management Resource Center South East Asia (RFMRC-SEA) and GFMC (J.G. Goldammer, L. Pronto; Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Manggala Wanabhakti, Jakarta, and RFMRC-SEA, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

Participants of the Regional Round Table and Consultation from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from GFMC presented the lessons learned and challenges ahead in fire management in Southeast Asia (middle photo). On the second day the international continued its discussion at the premises of RFMRC-SEA in Bogor. Photos: RFMRC-SEA.

 

16-19 June 2018
Implementation of the Fire Management Support Component for Georgia in the frame of the regional programme Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus (IBiS) (GIZ): Training course for fire management personnel in Kakheti region (Akhmeta and Dedoplistskaro Districts (J.G. Goldammer); Kakheti / Akhmeta and Tbilisi, Georgia.

The participants of the classroom and the hands-on training in the Kvareli District Office, National Forestry Agency of Georgia, included forest rangers from Khaketi / Akhmeta Region. The training focused on firefighter safety, the introduction of light firefighting units and use of suppression fire. Photos: Lasha Khizanishvili.

21 June – 03 July 2018
Second field mission and community-based fire management training in the frame of the forest rehabilitation project of Lernen-Helfen-Leben e.V. in Democratic Republic of Congo (L. Pronto); South Kivu Province (Regions Burhinyi, Luhwinja, Kaziba, Mushenyi and Nyangezi) D.R. Congo.

GFMC-designed logo displayed on the back of a trainee as he assists in a prescribed fire operation
During a prescribed fire, a wildfire scenario with parallel attack and spot fires tested the trainee’s capacity to quickly respond to a changing and risk-filled environment
Newly trained firefighters in full uniform and some proudly presenting their training certificates

 

23 June 2018
Demonstration and exercise in wildfire suppression on areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) in in Brandenburg and Sachsen-Anhalt States, hosted by the Dienstleistungen im Brand- und Katastrophenschutzfall (DiBuKa) (Services for Fire and Disaster Management, Seehausen, Germany) and Prignitz County Fire Commissioner, moderated by GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); German Armed Forces Training Range Havelberg, Germany.

The exercise, which was moderated by GFMC, focused on the demonstration of converted former military tanks as armored firefighting engines on UXO-contaminated terrain. Photos: Anna Schulz, DiBuKa.

25-27 June 2018
Annual workshop of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), with public presentation of the Thematic Working Group Vegetation (Landscape) Fire Crisis Mitigation (TWG-C) chaired by GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome, Italy.

FIRE-IN Dissemination Day audience and GFMC presentation about the outcomes of the first year if the project.
Photos: REEFMC

26-28 June 2018


Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training, organized by the Climate Reality Project, an initiative by Mr. Al Gore, former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate, focused on education and advocacy related to climate change through the development of skills such as communications, leadership, and community outreach. GFMC Scientific Officer Fernando Casillas Bernal attended, became member of the Corps and joined the network of Climate Reality Leaders around the world; Berlin, Germany.

Former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Mr. Al Gore, guided the trainees through the Berlin event.
Below: GFMC Scientific Officer Fernando Casillas Bernal (right) receives the Training Certificate and is joined by his fellow trainees from Frankfurt and Freiburg.

July 2018

03-06 July 2018
Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), with joint presentations of the GFMC, the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – Central Asia Region (RFMRC-CAR) and the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – South East Central Asia (RFMRC-SEA) (JG. Goldammer, O. Byambasuren, Bambang Hero), with contribution in the Side Event on Forest Fire-Related Risks on Challenges and Progress made in National Capacity Building in Landscape Fire Management in the Asian Region and at Global Level: Towards the Implementation of Target E of the Sendai Framework and presentation of the joint statement Current and Future Consequences of Fires Affecting the Landscapes of Asia: Call for Regional and Global Action to Reduce the Adverse Impacts of Fire on the Environment and Society; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Pre-conference meeting with the Ministry for Environment and Tourism (MET) with Oyunsanaa Byambasuren, Director General of the Department of Forest Policy and Coordination and head of the Fire Management Resource Center Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) (right), and Senior Officer Tsevee-Oiroy Chuluunbaatar (left). Photo: MET.

Reading of the official Joint Statement of GFMC and the Regional Central Asia and SE Asia Fire Management Resource Centers by GFMC. Photos: MET.

17 July 2018
Begin of the season for prescribed burning operations on Calluna vulgaris heathlands on Sylt Island, in cooperation with Sylt Nature Conservancy (Naturschutzgemeinschaft Sylt) and County Conservation Administration (Untere Naturschutzbehörde Kreis Nordfriesland), following up the 2014+ burning programme (J.G. Goldammer); Sylt Island, Germany.

Nature Reserve Morsum Heath on Sylt Island during the prescribed burn for conservation of  Calluna vulgaris heath on 17 July 2018 (upper), immediately after the fire (middle) and an aerial view on 18 July 2018. Photos: Courtesy Naturschutzvereinigung Sylt (Sylt Nature Conservation  Association).

19 July 2018
Presentations of the photographic documentary How Climate Change destroying the Forests of Alaska (Wie der Klimawandel die Wälder Alaskas zerstört), presented by Mr. Philipp von Ditfurth, photojournalist associated to GFMC; with a keynote speech on Forest Fires and Climate Change by GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Sparkasse Staufen, Germany.

August 2018

06-08 August 2018
Evaluation of the prescribed burning operations on Calluna vulgaris heathlands on Sylt Island, in cooperation with Sylt Nature Conservancy (Naturschutzgemeinschaft Sylt) and County Conservation Administration (Untere Naturschutzbehörde Kreis Nordfriesland), following up the 2014+ burning programme (J.G. Goldammer); Sylt Island, Germany.

07 August 2018
Consultation with the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, about the invitation of the Government of the Hellenic Republic that GFMC will chair an independent committee to analyze the underlying causes of the extreme wildfires of 2017 and before, and to develop proposals for a fire management policy; Athens, Greece, and Sylt Island, Germany.

17 August 2018
Evaluation of the 2018 wildfires in Germany, the state of preparedness and fire management capacities and future action to be taken. Meeting of GFMC (J.G. Goldammer) with the President of the German Agency for Disaster Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk – THW) and the President of the German Association of Fire Services (Deutscher Feuerwehrverband – DFV); DFV, Berlin, Germany.

18 August 2018
Evaluation of wildfire suppression on terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance in Germany in 2018; DiBuKa, Seehausen, Germany

22 August 2018

Preparation of the meeting between the head of GFMC and Prime Minister Tsipras on 23 August 2018 and the modus operandi of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece”. Participants: Members of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management of the Council of Europe (J.G. Goldammer, G. Xanthopoulos) and the national Greek Team of Experts on Landscape Fire Management; Athens, Greece.

The Greek Core Team of Experts (from left to right): G. Xanthopoulos, G. Eftychidis, G. I. Mitsopoulos, J.G. Goldammer and G. Mallinis). Photo: GFMC.

23 August 2018
Meeting between the head of GFMC and Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. AlexisTsipras, on the establishment and the modus operandi of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece”; Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece.

Maximos Mansion: Meeting between Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, and GFMC Director Johann Georg Goldammer. Photo: PM Office, Athens.

27-29 August 2018
Major refurbishment of GFMC infrastructure – better don’t call!

September 2018

03 September 2018
Joint meeting with the Secretariats of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe’s European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction / UNISDR and the Global Wildland Fire Network / Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) “Streamlining International Cooperation in Landscape Fire Management: Development of a Joint Agenda between UNISDR, Council of Europe (EUR-OPA), OSCE and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)” (J.G. Goldammer); Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA), Vienna.


07 September 2018
Federal Assembly of Delegates of the German Forest Protection Association (Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald Bundesverband e.V.) with a Special Thematic Event “Forest Fire – Recent Development, Control and Integrated Fire Management” (“Waldbrand – Aktuelle Ergebnisse, Bekämpfung und integriertes Feuermanagement“), with GFMC contribution “Forest and Landscape Fires in the Light of Societal Alterations and Climate Change: Global Trends and Challenges for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation” (J.G. Goldammer); Lueneburg, Germany.


10 September 2018

Meeting of the preparatory mission for the development of a tri-lateral project between Ecuador, Brazil and Costa Rica, with the support of Germany “Strengthening Technical and Institutional Capacities in Ecuador in Integrated Fire Management in Conservation Areas” (Misión de Preparación de la Propuesta Cooperación Trilateral Ecuador – Brasil – Costa Rica – Alemania: “Fortalecimiento de las Capacidades Técnicas e Institucionales en el Ecuador para el Manejo Integral del Fuego en Áreas de Conservación”); with online participation of the GFMC (J.G. Goldammer and F. Casillas), Quito, Ecuador, and Freiburg, Germany.

Participants of the trilateral meeting in Quito as connected by online video conference to GFMC. Photo: Ministry for Environment of Ecuado

12-13 September 2018
Meeting of the Liaison Team of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece” (GFMC Chair) and the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece; Athens, Greece.

17-19 September 2018
Meeting of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission of the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (Comité Technique International de prevention et d’extinction de Feu – CTIF) with GFMC participation (J.G. Goldammer); Sessa, Ticino, Switzerland.

CTIF Forest Fires Commission meeting was briefed by GFMC on (a) Use of the EuroFire Competency Standards for training fire and Rescue Services in landscape fire management, and (b) on global cooperation issues in fire management (including status of progress in international cooperation in aerial firefighting)

28-29 September 2018
International Conference on Culture Against Disasters: Protecting Cultural Landscapes as Prevention of Natural Disasters, with GFMC contribution “Wildfire Risks and Fire Use in Changing Cultural Landscapes: Underlying Causes, Challenges and Options for Integrated Landscape Fire Management in a Green Economy” on behalf the European Major Hazards Agreement EUR-OPA (I. Mitsopoulos and J.G. Goldammer); Ravello, Italy.

October 2018

10 October 2018
Work visit of the Head of the Regional Eurasia Fire Monitoring Center, Dr. Evgeni Ponomarev; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

Welcome visit of Dr. Evgeni Ponomarev (left) at GFMC

11 October 2018
Preparatory meeting for the OSCE project “Strengthening Wildfire Risk Management in South Eastern Europe” with the head of the Regional Fire Monitoring Center SE Europe / Caucasus, Prof. Dr. Nikola Nikolov; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

12 October 2018
Meeting of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management, GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

First meeting of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management and the Regional Fire Management Resource Centers / Regional Fire Monitoring Centers from Southeast Europe / Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Central Eurasia and Southeast Asia. Photo: J. Karns (GFMC).

13 October 2018
Meeting of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) in conjunction with the meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and the Brazilian Conference Organizing Committee for the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

The Joint WFAG / ILC Group

14 October 2018
Meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and the Brazilian Conference Organizing Committee for the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference in conjunction with the meeting of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG); GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

22 October 2018
Defense of the thesis “Dangerous wildfire conditions for firefighters” (Comprendre les grands feux de forêt pour lutter en sécurité) by Sébastien Lahaye (J.G. Goldammer, rapporteur); Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution, Université de Montpellier, France

23 October 2018
GFMC lecture “Landscape fire science serving the policy-practitioners interface” for the students of University of Montpellier (J.G. Goldammer); Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution, Université de Montpellier, France

30 October 2018
Meeting of the Liaison Team of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece” (GFMC Chair) and the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece; Athens, Greece.

31 October 2018
Press conference of the Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece (GFMC Chair); Athens, Greece.

Briefing of the Greek media by the Committee (from left to right: Ioannis Mitsopoulos, Gavriil Xanthopoulos, Johann Georg Goldammer, Alexander Dimitrakopoulos, Georgios Eftychidis, Giorgos Mallinis).

November 2018

01 November 2018
Meeting of the Liaison Team of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece” (GFMC Chair) and the General Directorate of Forests of Greece; Athens, Greece.

04-07 November 2018

Joint Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents and Directors of Specialised Centres, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), with GFMC report on the 2018 achievements in the establishment and launching of work of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management; Zagreb, Croatia.

Delegates of the EUR-OPA Member Countries and Specialized Euro-Mediterranean Centers attending the 2018 Joint Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents and Directors of Specialised Centres

08-09 November 2018
Prescribed burning seminar and field training Mit Feuer und Flamme für den Naturschutz: Anwendung des Kontrollierten Feuers in Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege, conducted by Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) in the frame of the project Bergheiden im Rothaargebirge“; Winterberg, Germany.

10 November 2018
Symposium The Fathers of American Forestry: Assembly of the families of Sir Dietrich Brandis and Carl Alwin Schenck – hosted by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) (J. Karns, J.G. Goldammer); GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

12-13 November 2018
GFMC comments on wildfires in California on various media; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

Example of outreach – TV interview in 3Sat-ZDF Nano – 13 November 2018

21-22 November 2018
13th meeting of the Global / German Climate Observing System (GCOS), with GFMC contribution on the needs and the future of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) (J.G. Goldammer); Federal German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency / Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Hamburg, Germany.

29-30 November 2018
Annual course “Fire Ecology of Tropical, Subtropical and Temperate-Boreal Forest Ecosystems”, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Institute of Forest Science, Freiburg University, Freiburg University (Germany), given by GFMC staff (J.G. Goldammer, L. Pronto); GFMC / Freiburg University, Germany.