GFMC Calendar 2005

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Preparation of  GFMC activities in 2005

January 2005

9 January 2005
Public lecture at Heidelberg University in the frame of lecture series Quo vadis Homo sapiens: “Feuer: Gestaltende Kraft von Leben und Landschaft“ (Fire – A Force Shaping Life and Landscape) (J.G. Goldammer); Heidelberg, Germany.

17 January 2005
International Symposium View of Northeast Asia Forest Fire from Cosmos (in conjunction with the Second Meeting of the regional Northeast Asia Wildland Fire Network), GFMC Contribution on (a) Global Wildland Fire Monitoring and (b) Lecture for Citizens “Impacts of Wildland Fires on People in Northeast Asia: Views from Space and on Ground” (J.G. Goldammer);Sendai, Japan.

18 January 2005
Second Meeting of the regional Northeast Asia Wildland Fire Network (J.G. Goldammer); Sendai, Japan.

18-22 January 2005
UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR). GFMC / Global Wildland Fire Network contributions jointly with the German Foreign Office / German Committee for Disaster Reduction within the ISDR and the ISDR Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning (J.G. Goldammer); Kobe, Hygo, Japan.

26 January 2005
Preparatory meeting of the experiment “Use of prescribed fire in maintaininghabitats of Capercaillie (Tetraourogallis) in the Black Forest” (J.G. Goldammer); Forest ExperimentalStation, Baden-Württemberg State, Germany.

28-30 January 2005
Third meeting of the Commission on Forest Fires, International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire (CTIF) (hosted by GFMC); GFMC.

February 2005

6-11 February 2005
Training Course of The Nature Conservancy – Fire Initiative“Introducción a Quemas Prescritas para Áreas Naturales Protegidas” (C.Scholz); Rió Bravo Conservation & Management Area, Belice.

Participants of the Training Course “Introducción a Quemas Prescritas para Áreas Naturales Protegidas” in the Rió Bravo Conservation & Management Area, Belice

Prescribed burning exercise in Pinus tropicalis stands in the Rió Bravo Conservation & Management Area, Belice

5 February 2005
Reisepavillon 2005. Tourism and forest fires (“WiePhönix aus der Asche. Waldbrände im Mittelmeerraum – natürlicherStandortfaktor oder ökologisches Risiko?“). GFMCpresentation in partnership with TUI (J.G. Goldammer); Hannover, Germany.

7-9 February 2005
Meeting of the GOFC/GOLD Fire Monitoring and Mapping Implementation Team:Assessment of GOFC/GOLD-Fire objectives, achievementsand planning for future activities (J.G. Goldammer); Canadian Space Agency,Montreal, Canada.

11 February 2005
Meeting of the Executive Board of the German National Committee for DisasterReduction within the UN-ISDR (Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge -DKKV) (J.G. Goldammer); Bonn, Germany.

21 February 2005
ECOFIREWorking meeting; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (GermanAerospace Center), Optical Information Systems, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

21-22 February 2005
Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry;MPI Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

March 2005

27 February 2005 – 18 March 2005
GFMC/ Regional Subsahara Wildland Fire Network (Afrifirenet) mission to Subsahara Africa, including the Intermediate and Advanced Incident Command (Incident Command System – ICS) Course, conducted by the Working on Fire Programme / GFMC / AfriFireNet (7-16 March 2005) (A. Held); Charters Creek, SouthAfrica.

28 February 2005 –- 1 March 2005
Meeting of the DEKLIM-Forschungsbereich „Klimavariabilität und Vorhersagbarkeit“- Deutsches Klimaforschungsprogramm DEKLIM des BMBF (German Climate Research Programme “Climate Variability and Predictability”, with GFMC Contribution on a global dataset of vegetation fires; J.G. Goldammer); Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Reseach, Potsdam, Germany.

9 March 2005
Preparatory meeting of the Third International Conference on Early Warning (EWC-III), German Committee for Disaster Reduction within the UN-ISDR / German Foreign Office (J.G. Goldammer); Berlin, Germany.

11 March 2005
Meeting of the German National Committee for Disaster Reduction within the UN-ISDR (Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge – DKKV) (J.G. Goldammer); Bonn, Germany.

12-21 March 2005
GFMC participation at the FAO Ministerial Meeting on Forests (14 March 2005) and the 17th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) (15-19 March 2005), in preparation of an international accord on cooperation in wildland fire management (C. Scholz, J.G. Goldammer); FAO, Rome,Italy.

22 March 2005
Prescribed fire operation for heathland conservation in Brandenburg State, Project supported by NaturSchutzFonds Brandenburg (A. Held); Zschorno Forest, Germany.

22 March 2005
Preparation of the Subregional Mesoamerica Workshop “Desarrollo de una Estrategia Regional de Cooperación para la Prevención, Control y Combate de Incendios Forestales” (FAO Project TCP/RLA/3010 (C)), Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe, to be held in Ciudad de Panamá; Panamá. 24-27 May 2005 (C. Scholz); San José, Costa Rica.

April 2005

4-5 April 2005
International Technical and Scientific Consultation “Forest Fire Management in the Balkan Region” conducted by the Regional Balkan Wildland Fire Network (J.G. Goldammer);Ohrid, Macedonia.

7-9 April 2005
Annual Seminar on Fire Ecology and Fire Management (“Seminar / Kurs Feuerökologie und Feuer-Management 2004”), Arbeitsgruppe Feuerökologie / Global Fire Monitoring Center, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, c/o Universität Freiburg; for students; course language: German; GFMC, Germany.

19 April 2005
GFMC selected as partner for the EU-PHARE Twinning Light Project HU2004IB AG02-TL “Implementationof the new regulation – Forest Focus – Forest Fire”, Hungary, with GermanFederal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture (J.G.Goldammer, A. Held, D. Nagy, H. Abberger); to be implemented in Budapest,Hungary.

19-22 April 2005
Third Science and Technical Board Meeting of Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) (N.N.); Beijing, China.

20-22 April 2005
Eastern European, Near East and Central Asian States Exercise on Wildland FireInformation and Resources Exchange – EASTEX FIRE 2005 with participation of the FireServices of Bulgaria (hostcountry), Albania, Bosnia& Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, and Turkey,supported by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (J.G. Goldammer); Haskovo Region,Republic of Bulgaria.

May 2005

13 May 2005
Meeting with Dr. Shashi Kumar, Director (Research), Indian Council of ForestryResearch and Education, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government ofIndia. Discussion of foundation of the Regional South Asia Wildland FireNetwork; GFMC.

16-19 May 2005
5th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), with focuson an internationalarrangement on forests (16-27 May 2005).OnWednesday, 18 May, 2005, the GFMC – representing the UN-ISDR Wildland FireAdvisory Group and the Global Wildland Fire Network – organizes a side event“Development of a Strategy or Agreement on InternationalCooperation in Wildland Fire Management”, co-sponsored by theU.S: Forest Service and the German Foreign Office (J. G. Goldammer, 16-19 May);UN Headquarters, New York.

24-26 May 2005
11thMeetingof the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction, UN International Strategyfor Disaster Reduction (ISDR). GMFC to report on the progress of work of theISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the Global Wildland Fire Network (J.G.Goldammer); Palais des Nations, Geneva,Switzerland.

24-26 May 2005
Technical Sub-Regional Mesoamerican Workshop in preparation of the developmentof a Regional Strategy of Cooperation in Wildland Fire Management in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean, supported by the FAO Technical Cooperation Project TCP/RLA/3010(C) and the GFMC (C. Scholz); Panamá City, Panamá.

June 2005

31 May- 2 June 2005
Technical Sub-Regional Caribbean Workshop in preparation of the development of aRegional Strategy of Cooperation in Wildland Fire Management in Latin Americaand the Caribbean, supported by the FAO Technical Cooperation Project TCP/RLA/3010(C) and the GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic.

3 June 2005
First IFFN / GFMC Global Wildland Fire Network Bulletin distributed:

6 – –7 June 2005
Meetings of theInternational Liaison Committee of the series of International Wildland FireConferences, in preparation of the 4th International Wildland FireConference (to be hosted by the Government of Spain, Madrid, 2007) (J.G.Goldammer); Madrid, Spain.

ILC Members at Segovia Castle (from left to right): Standing: Rick Sneeuwjagt (Australia), Ricardo Vélez, Jose M Solano & Mariam Sánchez (Spain), Panagiotis Balatsos (Greece), Patricio Sanhueza (Chile), Lorenza Colletti (EC); kneeling: Johann G. Goldammer (GFMC), Tiago Oliveira (Portugal), Mike Jurvelius (FAO).

16–- 18June 2005
5th International workshop on remote Sensing and GISApplications to Forest Fire Management: Fire Effects Assessment (D. Kraus); Zaragoza,Spain

Participants of the 5th International workshop on remote Sensing and GISApplications
to Forest Fire Management in Zaragoza,Spain

18 June 2005
GFMC takes over an additional new experimental site,laboratory facility and guest house at Freiburg University; GFMC.

21–-23 June 2005
TechnicalSub-Regional South American Workshop in preparation of the development of aRegional Strategy of Cooperation in Wildland Fire Management in Latin Americaand the Caribbean, supported by the FAO Technical Cooperation Project TCP/RLA/3010(C) and the GFMC; Curitiba, Brazil.

23 June 2005
Preparatory meeting on the proposed GEF-UNEPCommunity-Based Fire Management (CBFiM) project, Mozambique, with W. Stiebens,Beira, Mozambique; GFMC

30 June 2005
GOFC-GOLD internationaltelephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T.

July 2005

4 July 2005
Meeting of the GermanNational Committee for Disaster Reduction within the UN-ISDR (Deutsches Komiteefür Katastrophenvorsorge – DKKV) (J.G. Goldammer); Bonn, Germany.

5-8 July 2005
Scientific consultations on fire-insect relationships and design of fireexperiments with visiting scientist Dr. György Traser,University of Sopron, Hungary; GFMC

8 July 2005
GFMC Summer party: Farewell party for GFMC staff and inauguration of thenew GFMC field station / laboratory building (see 18 July 2005); GFMC.

11-14 July 2005
Prescribed burning operationsfor conservation of atlantic Callunaheathlands in NW Germany (C. Scholz, D. Kraus); Lütjenholm, Schleswig-Holstein,Germany.

Fuel sampling before the prescribed burn in the Callunaheathlands near Lütjenholm

Mop-up after the prescribed burn

12 July 2005
Consultations on cooperation between the GFMC / UN-ISDR Wildland FireNetwork and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and reporting formatfor wildland fires, with visiting scientist Dr. John Raison, CSIRO, Canberra,Australia; GFMC.

13 July 2005
On-site preparation of experimental site for the use of prescribed fire inmaintaining habitats of Capercaillie (Tetraourogallis) in the Black Forest (J.G. Goldammer); Elzach Forest District,Yach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Consultationswith Prof. Dr. Mark Adams, BushfireCooperative Research Center (CRC), Melbourne, Australia, concerning cooperationbetween the CRC and the GFMC, and the Global Multi-Hazard Early Warning System;GFMC.

14 July 2005
Consultations on the establishment of a Forest and Fire Monitoring Centerfor Southern Chile as a sub-regional contribution to the Regional South AmericaWildland Fire Network and REDLATIF, with Dr. VictorSandoval, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile; GFMC.

Consultations on the an airtanker version of the BAe 146 for wildland fire suppression, withP. Lewin, BAE Systems; GFMC.

15 July 2005
Continuation of evaluationof the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry by the Scientific Advisory Board (inconjunction with review meeting on 21-22 February 2005) (J.G. Goldammer and D.Kraus); MPI Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

18-19 July 2005
Preparationand kick-off meeting of the Twinning Light Project “Implementation of New Regulation – Forest Focus – Forest Fire” (HU2004 IB AG02-TL), with German FederalMinistry of Consumer protection, Food and Agriculture and Ministry ofAgriculture and Regional Development, Hungary, State Forest Service (J.G.Goldammer and D. Nagy); Budapest, Hungary.

21 July – 4 August 2005
Preparation of experimental / demonstration prescribed burning plots inpine-heathland ecosystems of Scotland (J.G. Goldammer); Glen Tanar Estate,Aboyne, Scotland.

August 2005

2 August-30 October 2005
Research programme “Impacts of Fire on Balances of Soil Nutrients and their Losses to theAtmosphere in South Sumatra” byvisiting scientist Dr. M. Edi Armanto, Departmentof Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Sriwijaya University, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia, withUniversity of Kiel; GFMC and Kiel, Germany.

14-17 August 2005
Consultations with José Eduardo Pérez Pérez, Director of the Department ofEnvironment and the Voluntary Firefighters Corps (Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios)of Paraguay / Regional South America Wildland Fire Network; signing of acooperation agreement between the Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios and the GFMC;GFMC.

23 August 2005
Consultations with the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme(UNEP), Dr. Klaus Toepfer, about a UNEP Strategy for reducing the environmentalimpacts of vegetation conversion fires in Southeast Asia on the environment andpublic health and safety (J.G. Goldammer); UNEP Environment House, Geneva,Switzerland.

30 August2005
Second IFFN / GFMC Global Wildland Fire Network Bulletin distributed:

September 2005

6-17 September 2005

Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network consultation and study tour; participation at the 2nd International Junior Forestry Prize Competition and the All-Russian Forest Day (J.G. Goldammer); Irkutsk, Susdal, Moscow, Russian Federation.

 

 Junior prizes were awarded to the winners by the Chief of the Federal Forestry Agency of Russia, Mr. Mr. Valery P. Roschupkin, the Mayor of Moscow, Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov, and the Chief of the U.S.. Forest Service, Mr. Dale Bosworth

 

 The prize winners visited the State Duma of the Russian Federation

14-17 September 2005
Prescribed burningoperations for conservation of Atlantic Calluna heathlands on SyltIsland, NW Germany (D. Kraus); Sylt Island, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Atlantic Calluna heathlands on SyltIsland, NW Germany

27 September – 1 October 2005
Fire Management Study Tour of a Hungarian delegation to Germany in the frame ofthe Twinning Light Project “Implementation of New Regulation – Forest Focus –Forest Fire” (HU2004 IB AG02-TL). Participants: Mr.Zsolt Szilagyi, Mr. Zoltan Kovacs, Mr. Attila Horicsany, Mr. Sandor Varga, Mr.Peter Debreceni (D. Nagy, A. Held); Brandenburg State, Braunschweig, Freiburg,Germany.

28 September – 2 October 2005
Kick-off meetings of the Community-Based Fire Management (CBFiM) Pilot Projectin Central Mozambique in the frame of the Regional project “IntegratingVulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change into Sustainable DevelopmentPolicy Planning and Implementation in Southern and Eastern Africa”,co-sponsored and implemented by UNEP, the AfricanCentre for Technology Studies [ACTS], the International Institute for Sustainable Development [IISD], the GermanAgency for Technical Cooperation [GTZ] and technically and scientificallysupported by GFMC (J.G. Goldammer); Maputo, Beira and Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Demonstration during the Community-Based Fire Management (CBFiM)
Pilot Projectin Central Mozambique

October 2005

7 October 2005
Signing ceremony of an agreement between the United Nations University (UNU) andthe Max Planck Institute for Chemistry / Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)for functioning of the GFMC as an Associated Institution of the United NationsUniversity (J.G. Goldammer, M.O. Andreae, J. A. van Ginkel, J. Bogardi); UNUInstitute for Environment and Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn, Germany.

Group photograph From left to right: Prof. Andreae, Max Planck Institute forChemistry; Prof. Johann G. Goldammer, GFMC; Prof. Janos Bogardi (UNU-EHS); Prof.Hans Van Ginkel, UNU Rector; Günter Klein, UNU Consultant.

10 October 2005
Civil Protection & Public Health Workshop of the Global Monitoring forEnvironment and Security (GMES) (D. Kraus); European Space Agency, Brussels,Belgium.

10-11 October 2005
Multi-Stakeholders Workshop “Strengthening of the UNISDR as a tool tofacilitate the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action” (K.-O. Zentel, DKKV, for J.G. Goldammer); International Environmental House, Geneva, Switzerland.

17-19 October 2005
Fire Recognition Satellite System (FIRES) User Workshop, German Aerospace Center(DLR) (J.G. Goldammer); Berg, Germany.

18 October 2005
Prescribed burning operations withGerman Railways (Deutsche Bahn) inUnterfranken, Bavaria (C. Scholz, J.G. Goldammer, D. Kraus); Hammelburg-Gräfendorf,Germany
http://gfmc.online/media/2005/news_20051120_de.htm

Prescribed burning along railway tracks inUnterfranken, Bavaria

21 October 2005
Visit of Jomo G. Mafoko, Senior Scientific Officer,Agricultural Resource Board, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife andTourism, Botswana; GFMC.

24-25 October 2005
Steering Committee meeting of the Twinning Light Project “Implementation of New Regulation – Forest Focus – Forest Fire” (HU2004 IB AG02-TL), with German FederalMinistry of Consumer protection, Food and Agriculture and Ministry ofAgriculture and Regional Development, Hungary, State Forest Service (J.G.Goldammer and D. Nagy); Budapest, Hungary.

28 October 2005
Meeting of the German National Committee for Disaster Reduction within theUN-ISDR (Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge – DKKV) (D. Kraus); Bonn,Germany.

November 2005

3-4 November 2005
Regional Meeting on the Development of a Regional Strategy for InternationalCooperation in Wildland Fire Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (FAOProject TCP/RLA/3010 – C, supported by the GFMC) (J.G. Goldammer); Santiago;Chile.

12-14 November 2005
Work visit of Brian J. Stocks, Canadian Forest Service, on multilateral wildlandfire research and wildland fire research related to the Kyoto Protocol; GFMC.

18 November 2005
Final meeting of the General Purpose Study “Scientific Assessment of Spaceborne High Temperature Event (HTE) Observing Mission Concepts (ECOFIRE)”conducted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and supported by GFMC (J.G.Goldammer); European Space Agency (ESA) / EuropeanSpace Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC ), Noordwijk, Netherlands.

22-24 November 2005
12thMeetingof the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction, UN International Strategyfor Disaster Reduction (ISDR). GMFC to report on the progress of work of theISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the Global Wildland Fire Network (J.G.Goldammer); Palais des Nations, Geneva,Switzerland.
http://www.unisdr.org/unisdr/eng/task%20force/tf-working-groups4-eng.htm

30 November –- 2 December 2005
5th Symposium – International Symposium on Forest Fire Protection, NationalResearch Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD) (D. Kraus); Tokyo, Japan.
http://www.fri.go.jp/symposium/5th/index_e.html

Participants of the International Symposium on Forest Fire Protection,
NationalResearch Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD) in Tokyo, Japan

December 2005

2 December 2005
Preparatory meeting for the 3rd Meeting of the Regional NortheastAsia Wildland Fire Network, in tandem with the 5th Symposium – InternationalSymposium on Forest Fire Protection, National Research Institute of Fire andDisaster (NRIFD) (D. Kraus); Tokyo, Japan.
http://gfmc.online/GlobalNetworks/Northeast-Asia/Northeastasia.html

7-9 December 2005
Consultations with FAO Forest Department on the development of VoluntaryGuidelines for Fire Management and the Strategy for International Cooperation inWildland Fire Management (J.G. Goldammer); FAO Rome, Italy.

14-15 December 2005
ACCENT / GEIA Workshop “How to access global andregional burnt biomass from satellite observations to derive gases and particleemission inventories?” (D. Kraus); Toulouse, France.
http://gfmc.online/course/meeting/2005/meet2005_13.htm

15 October 2005
GOFC-GOLD international telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T.
http://gofc-fire.umd.edu/

16 December 2005
Preparatory meeting for the Third International Early Warning Conference (EWC-III)(J.G. Goldammer); Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, Germany.
http://www.ewc3.org/

http://gfmc.online/course/meeting/meet2006_1.htm

http://gfmc.online/fwf/fwf.htm


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