Entries by Lindon Pronto

POSTDOC IN HIGH LATITUDE FEEDBACKS BETWEEN CLIMATE, FIRE, VEGETATION AND CARBON

Original posting at: https://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2018/18273postdochighlatitudefeesbacksbetweenclimate.aspx Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its […]

PHD POSITION IN CARBON EMISSIONS FROM ARCTIC-BOREAL FIRES

Original posting at: https://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2018/18272phdincarbonemissionsfromarticborealfires.aspx Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its […]

PRESS RELEASE

GFMC entrusted by the Prime Minister of Greece to lead a National Committee on Perspectives of Landscape Fire Management in Greece 09 August 2018 – updated on 24 September 2018 On 23 July 2018 fast-moving wildfires near Athens affected the resorts Kineta and Mati and resulted in the death of 99 people, numerous injuries and the […]

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Wildfires in Sweden

The Wildfire Emergency in Sweden, Norway and Finnland 2018 22 July 2018 / updated on 23 July 2018 update 23 July Swedish firefighters have been battling throughout the summer in what has been described by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency as the country’s “most serious” wildfire situation of modern times with the country struggling with […]

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GFMC MEETINGS CALENDAR 2019

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 10-14 December 2018, Washington, D.C., USA Proposed Session NH038: “Wildfires: Pushing the Limits of Predictability with Big Data, Big Models, and Machine Learning” Societal and economic risks of wildfires have become more concerning in the recent years, especially in densely populated areas and areas with industrial operations. For example, […]

GFMC EARLY WARNING PORTAL: DAILY GLOBAL AND REGIONAL FIRE WEATHER AND CLIMATE FORECASTS & BACKGROUND MATERIALS

Turkey: Fire Weather Forecasts In Turkey the Fire Weather Index has been developed by the Department of Forest Entomology and Protection, Faculty of Forestry, Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi (Orman Mühendisligi Bolümü): http://tfwi.ktu.edu.tr/ Different map layers allow obtaining the following information (clickable at the right side of the page): Yıl: Year Ay: Month Gun: Day Saat: Hour […]

EUROFIRE-PROJECT HISTORY AND ENGLISH BASE VERSION

EuroFire A 2-years project from October 2006 to December 2008 funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme. The project brought together partners with international expertise and experience in wildfire and prescribed fire research, management and training to develop, evaluate, produce and distribute new European-wide, multi-lingual on-line training resources. The EuroFire project researched and reviewed competency […]

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REGIONAL SOUTH AMERICA WILDLAND FIRE NETWORK

Follow-up of the Wildfire Emergency in Chile 2017: The Second Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America Viña del Mar, Chile. 2-3 October 2017 The GFMC and the Chilean authorities decided to follow up the First Regional Symposium on Cross-Boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America / Primer Simposio Regional […]

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GFMC MEETINGS CALENDAR 2018

ThinkForest Event on the Role of Bioeconomy in Controlling Forest Fires Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire 29 May 2018, Madrid, Spain Forest fires have become an increasingly important environmental and economic global challenge. In southern Europe, the cumulative effects of global warming, fire-prone landscapes, changes in urbanisation patterns, as well as the lack […]

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International Forest Fire News (IFFN)

International Forest Fire News No. 34 – January – June 2006 Complete IFFN Issue No. 34 (PDF, 2.5 MB) Editorial PORTUGAL SPECIAL The Deep Roots of the 2003 Forest Fires in Portugal Forest Fires in Portugal in 2005 – An Overview The Portuguese National Plan for Prevention and Protection of Forest Against Fires: The First […]