GFMC CALENDAR 2011

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January 2011

Preparation of  GFMC activities in 2011

1-31 January 2011
Preparation of projects of GFMC / Global Wildland Fire Network in 2011:
Preparation and organization of the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference, South Africa, 9-13 May 2011 (http://www.wildfire2011.org/), in conjunction and associated with

10 January 2011
New GFMC staff Ms. Jessica O’Brien assuming function as GFMC Assistant Officer. Welcome on board!

14 January 2011
First part of the training course “With Fire and Flame for Nature Conservation – The Use of Prescribed Fire in Landscape Management in the Black Forest”, targeted to farmers and landscape managers in the Black Forest, conducted by the GFMC under the auspices of the EU-sponsored LIFE Rohrhardsberg project, the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Conservation Office, Working on Fire International, and the Emmendingen Landscape Conservation Association (A. Held, H. Page); Rural Vocational Training Center Emmendingen-Hochburg, Germany.

19 January 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

21 January 2011
Second part of the training course “With Fire and Flame for Nature Conservation – The Use of Prescribed Fire in Landscape Management in the Black Forest”, targeted to farmers and landscape managers in the Black Forest, conducted by the GFMC under the auspices of the EU-sponsored LIFE Rohrhardsberg project, the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Conservation Office, Working on Fire International, and the Emmendingen Landscape Conservation Association (A. Held, H. Page); Rural Vocational Training Center Emmendingen-Hochburg, Germany.

21 January 2011
Meeting with the Russian Minister for Agriculture, Ms. Elena B. Skrynnik, on issues related to bilateral cooperation in fire management between the Russian federation and the Federal Republic of Germany (J.G. Goldammer); Embassy of the Russian Federation, Berlin, Germany.

Second meeting of the GTZ financed Trilateral (Germany, Tanzania, South Africa) Fire Management project: Fire Management in Tanzania and Regional Fire Coordination Center (A. Held); Pretoria, South Africa.

24 January 2011
International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG) telephone conference (GFMC, Australia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Russia (J.G. Goldammer); U.S. Forest Service Telephone Conference System.

February 2011

During the months of February and March 2011 the GFMC Team is responding to adequate weather conditions for implementing prescribed burning on various sites throughout Germany. If telephone calls to the GFMC are not responded please send an e-mail message.

3-4 February 2011
Annual Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) (Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection Against, and Organisation of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters), Council of Europe (J.G. Goldammer); Paris, France.

10 February 2011
On-site preparatory work and press conference at the prescribed burning project “Erprobung und Entwicklung von Methoden zur Heidepflege durch kontrolliertes Feuer auf munitionsbelasteten Flächen im NSG ‘Heidehof-Golmberg’ (Landkreis Teltow-Flaeming)“ (2009-2012) (“Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany) (J.G. Goldammer, A. Held); Luckenwalde / Jaenickendorf, Germany.

  

  

 

On-site field briefing for preparing prescribed burning UXO contaminated terrain with project partners GFMC, DTF, WoF Europe, German Federal Forest Service and Rainbow Services)

15-16 February 2011
Pilot of the Training Course: Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) (GFMC virtual participation); IUCN Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

16 February 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

19 February 2011
Watching SAR operations at GFMC; Freiburg Airport, Germany.

March 2011

During the months of March and April 2011 the GFMC Team is responding to adequate weather conditions for implementing prescribed burning on various sites throughout Germany, particularly in the project “Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany)

If telephone calls to the GFMC are not responded please send an e-mail message.

14 March 2011
Workshop on “The Use of Prescribed Fire in the Management of Open Land Habitats on Active Military Training and Shooting Ranges”, Federal Forest Service Office / Military Training Range Hohenfels, U.S. Army; Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Germany.

JMRC Hohenfels offers an open land training range.
Openness endangered by bush encroachment (Black Thorn –
Prunus spinosa) is endangering the openness of the training area   GFMC briefing for U.S. Army and German Federal Forest Service Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC)

16 March 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

21-23 March 2011
International conference “Hot summer 2010: lessons learned”: Evaluation of international cooperation in forest fire emergencies in 2010, hosted by the Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian federation (EMERCOM), with the GFMC contribution “Status and Prospects of International Cooperation in Fire Management in the Regions of the Council of Europe, the UN Economic Commission of Europe and at Global Level through the Development of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements and Protocols”, presented by J.G. Goldammer on behalf of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA), the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire and UNISDR Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN); Moscow, Russia.

24 March 2011
33rd Session of the Timber Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the European Forestry Commission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics, on the establishment of a possible Working Party to facilitate exchange of expert advice based on the work of UNECE/FAO Teams of Specialists; and the possible reform of institutional arrangements under the UNECE/FAO.

30 March 2011
Preparation of technology for prescribed burning operations on UXO-contaminated terrain with project partners GFMC (J.G. Goldammer), DTF, WoF Europe and German Federal Forest Service; Perleberg, Germany.

Preparing the ignition tank for the use of RX fire on UXO-contaminated terrain

April 2011

1-2 April 2011
Advanced seminar “Use of Fire in Nature Conservation – Prescribed Burning for Enhancing Biological Diversity” (Seminar Nr. 2011-03 Feuereinsatz im Naturschutz – Kontrolliertes Brennen zur Förderung der biologischen Vielfalt) at Educational and Cultural Center for Nature, Environment and Rural Space, Schleswig-Holstein State (Bildungszentrum für Natur, Umwelt und ländliche Räume), with practical exercise in Nordoe Nature Reserve (J.G. Goldammer); Flintbek / Nordoe, Germany.

Field visit and evaluation of prescribed fire effects on regeneration of Calluna vulgaris, Luetjenholm Heath, 2 April 2011

6 April 2011
International Telephone Conference of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) meetings in preparation of the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference (South Africa, 9-13 May 2011).

7-11 April 2011
Work visit of Brian J. Stocks, Wildfire Investigations Ltd. / Senior Research Scientist (Emeritus), Forest Fire and Global Change, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, in conjunction with European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Session “The Russian Heat Wave and Fires of 2010” (Conveners: Michael Fromm, Johann Georg Goldammer, Brian J. Stocks, Meinrat O. Andreae, Marloes Penning de Vries, and Nikolai Elansky); Vienna, Austria.

11-12 April 2011
5th South American Symposium and 9th Technical Joint Assemby FUPEF / SIF / IPEF on “Forest Fire Control” and 9th Joint Technical FUPEF / SIF / IPEF Meeting on “Forest Fire Control” (V Simpósio Sul-Americano e 9ª. Reunião Técnica Conjunta FUPEF / SIF / IPEF sobre “Controle de incêndios Florestais”; durante a realização da Semana Florestal Brasileira), with GFMC contribution “Wildfire Threats to the Environment and Human Security. Challenges for Fire Management in the 21st Century” (As ameaças dos incêndios florestais ao ambiente e à segurança humana: desafios do manejo do fogo para o século 21) (J.G. Goldammer); organized by A.C. Batista (Universidade Federal Do Paraná, Curso de Engenharia Florestal, Curitiba, Brasil); Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 April 2011
Visit and briefing of Delegation of the Ministry for Emergency Situations EMERCOM of the Russian Federation and German Foreign Office at GFMC, on building rural fire management capacity in the Russian Federation.; GFMC.

18 April 2011
Field survey on feasibility of the use of prescribed fire in maintaining open landscape habitats in Wildflecken Military Exercise and Shooting Range; Wildflecken, Germany.

20-21 April 2011
International Conference “Twenty-five Years after Chornobyl Accident. Safety for the Future”, with joint presentation „Needs for Development of Wildfire Management in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone“ (C.D. Oliver; S.V. Zibtsev, A.M. Hohl, J.G. Goldammer, J. McCarter, M.M. Petrenko and O.A. Borsuk); Kyiv / Chornobyl, Ukraine.

Opening addresses of the Chornobyl Conference were given by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Prime Minister of Urkaine, Mykola Azarov (Left and middle), and the Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano (right)

22 April 2011
Strategic meetings with the Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine, Mr. Victor Baloga, and the Deputy Head of the State Agency for the Management of the Exclusion Zone, Mr. Dmytro Bobro (C.D. Oliver; S.V. Zibtsev, J.G. Goldammer); Kyiv, Ukraine.

May 2011

1 May 2011
New GFMC staff Mr. Pete Sheldon assuming function as GFMC Assistant Officer. Welcome on board!

4 May 2011
Mainz University Colloquium series “Humans and Fire: Nature, Culture and Technology”, with GFMC contribution “Fire Ecology of Natural and Cultural Landscapes on Earth: Harmony and Conflicts” (J.G. Goldammer); Mainz, Germany

9-13 May 2011
5th International Wildland Fire Conference (WildFire 2011); Sun City / Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

9-13 May 2011
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction. Global Wildland Fire Network / Wildland Fire Advisory Group represented by GFMC Liaison Officer (T. Knaute); United Nations Geneva, Switzerland

18 May 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

18-21 May 2011
9th Meeting of the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE) (GFMC member, represented by Johann G. Goldammer). In conjunction with the meeting GCI, UNEP, and OCHA will host the Green Star Awards to celebrate contributors who raise awareness of environmental emergencies and disasters. Bern, Switzerland.

25 May
On-site field survey and consultations on the use of prescribed fire in wetland and reed management at Lake Constanz (Bodensee) (J.G. Goldammer); Reichenau, Germany

30 May 2011
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Workshop on Confidence Building Measures. Presentation of GFMC’s cooperative work in the South Caucasus, South Eastern Europe and Eastern Europe on behalf of OSCE through the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC); OSCE Headquarters, Vienna, Austria.

31 May – 1 June 2011
Work visit and briefing of Delegation of the Federal Forest Agency of the Russian Federation, led by Alexander Victorovich Panfilov, State Secretary and Deputy Head of the Federal Forestry Agency, and German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMVEL) at GFMC, on a joint fire management programme in the Russian Federation; GFMC / Hannover, Lower Saxony.

Field visit in Lower Saxony – Review of pine forests enriched with underplanted hardwoods for fire hazard reduction.

June 2011

5-10 June 2011
International Conference “A Decade After Forest Fires in Korean East Coast”, the 2nd UNSIDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Meeting and the 7th UNISDR Regional North East Asia Network Meeting (J.G. Goldammer, chair); Sol Beach, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.

Visit of the Forest Fire Aviation Regional Headquarters / Airbase

20-23 June 2011
17th International Summer Academy of Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) (the German National Nature Heritage Foundation) “Das Nationale Naturerbe in der Praxis – Impulse, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven” (“The National Nature Heritage in Practice – Impulses, Challenges and Perspectives”), with GFMC contribution “Open Land Habitat Management by Prescribed Fire” (J.G. Goldammer); Ostritz – St. Marienthal, Germany.

28 June 2011
International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG) telephone conference (GFMC, Australia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Russia (J.G. Goldammer); U.S. Forest Service Telephone Conference System.

30 June – 6 July 2011
Wildland Fire Assessment Mission and First National Round Table for developing a National Fire Management Policy for Azerbaijan, a contribution of Phase II of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) “Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus” though GFMC and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (J.G. Goldammer); Baku and field sites, Azerbaijan.

July 2011

30 June – 6 July 2011
Wildland Fire Assessment Mission and First National Round Table for developing a National Fire Management Policy for Azerbaijan, a contribution of Phase II of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) “Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus” through GFMC and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (J.G. Goldammer); Baku and field sites, Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan wildland fire field assessment and National Round Table on Fire Management (Baku, 5 July 2011)

11 July 2011
Meeting of the Advisory Group of the Prescribed Burning Project “Erprobung und Entwicklung von Methoden zur Heidepflege durch kontrolliertes Feuer auf munitionsbelasteten Flächen im NSG ‘Heidehof-Golmberg’ (Landkreis Teltow-Flaeming)“ (2009-2012) (“Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany) (J.G. Goldammer); Luckenwalde, Germany.

14 July 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

15 July 2011
Visit and briefing of a delegation of the China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology in the frame of Freiburg-China economic and scientific cooperation, concerning wildland fire early warning, detection and monitoring systems (briefing by J.G. Goldammer); GFMC.

 

29 July 2011
5th Yach Symposium on land use and conservation in the Middle Black Forest, with handing over of certificates to participants of the training course “With Fire and Flame for Nature Conservation – The Use of Prescribed Fire in Landscape Management in the Black Forest”, targeted to farmers and landscape managers in the Black Forest, conducted by the GFMC under the auspices of the EU-sponsored LIFE Rohrhardsberg project, the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Conservation Office, Working on Fire International, and the Emmendingen Landscape Conservation Association; Elzach-Yach, Germany.

Vice Commissioner of Emmendingen county administration handing over the first certificates of qualification to the trainees of the course “Prescribed burning for practitioners in landscape management and nature conservation in the Black Forest”

August 2011

1 August 2011
Mr. Byambasuren Oyunsanaa assuming staff responsibility as GFMC Fire Science Officer. Welcome on board!

3 August 2011
Presentation of GFMC Global Wildland Fire Bulletins on (a) Global Wildland Fire Fatalities Report 2010, and (b) Hot and Dry Spring and Summer 2011: Wildland Fires in the UNECE Region, at Press Conference of UNECE Geneva; Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

12 August 2011
First broadcast of ARTE film “Battle Against the Inferno”. A film, produced by Hessischer Rundfunk and Arte, providing new insights in the global dimension of fire, with GFMC contributions and interviews of members of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group, partners of SDIS-13 (France) and U.S. Forest Service, and others; authored by Tilman Jens; ARTE, 21:55 CET.

           Scenes caught during filming of “Battle Against the Inferno”

10-12 August 2011
Conference “Severe Atmospheric Aerosol Events: Pathways, impacts and policies on large aerosol injections into the atmosphere”, organized by the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, the Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) of KlimaCampus Hamburg, and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (KAUST), supported by the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP), in conjunction with the „Workshop on Nuclear Weapons and their Disarmament“; with GFMC contribution “Wildland Fires and Human Security” (J.G. Goldammer); KlimaCampus, Hamburg, Germany.

Participants of the Conference “Severe Atmospheric Aerosol Events: Pathways, impacts and policies on large aerosol injections into the atmosphere”

19-26 August 2011
Dr. Ioannis Mitsopoulos, Research Forester from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, joining GFMC for a short-term scientific mission in the frame of COST Action FP0701 “Post-Fire Forest Management in Southern Europe”.

 

Presentation by Ioannis Mitsopoulos „Assessing Fuel Hazards in Mediterranean Forest Types“
(24 August 2011)

September 2011

1 September 2011
GFMC staff Jessica O’Brien leaving for field mission “Community-Based Fire Management in Nepal”, with UNISDR Regional South Asia Wildland Fire Network leader Sundar P. Sharma; Kathmandu / Hetauda, Nepal.

  Jessica O’Brien and Sundar Sharma at office of the UNISDR Regional Wildland Fire Network (Kathmandu), and at work with a women firefighter group in Sundar Forest

2 September 2011
Preparatory field work (UXO clearing) on the sites of the Prescribed Burning Project “Erprobung und Entwicklung von Methoden zur Heidepflege durch kontrolliertes Feuer auf munitionsbelasteten Flächen im NSG ‘Heidehof-Golmberg’ (Landkreis Teltow-Flaeming)“ (2009-2012) (“Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany) (J.G. Goldammer); Luckenwalde, Germany.

UXO “harvest” of the day: Typical unexploded ordnance found on the former military training site. (first picture) soviet 125 mm hollow-charge anti-tank grenade; (second picture) bomb 70 kg;
(third picture) land mine (this type was a dummy). Photos: GFMC.

10-15 September 2011
First National Fire Management Training Course, Forest Fire Exercise and National Round Table on Fire Management. This first fire management training course, a national forest fire exercise and the first National Conference & Round Table on Fire Management was conducted in September 2011 in Armenia. This was a contribution of Phase II of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus through GFMC and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Kapan / Yerevan, Armenia.

National Fire Management Training and Exercise (based on EuroFire Competency Standards: http://www.euro-fire.eu/) in Kapan, and National Conference and Round Table on Fire Management (Yerevan)

16-17 September 2011
First meeting of the “Russian-German Forest Fire Management Task Force” in the frame of the bilateral agreement between Germany and Russia, andGFMC contribution to the 80th Anniversary of Aerial Forest Fire Fighting Service, Aerial Forest Fire Center of Russia (J.G. Goldammer); Moscow and Pushkino, Russia.

Special Russian Smokejumper team from Perm region, dispatched for Moscow Oblast
during summer 2011, celebrating the Russian Forester Day 2011; near Pushkino,
Moscow Oblast, with Deputy Chief of Aialesookhrana (Andrey Eritsov) and GFMC director.

19 September 2011
Meeting with Brian Woodrow of the World Fire Statistics Center (Geneva) / The Geneva Association (International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics), on modernizing the global fire database; GFMC.

25 September 2011
Freiburg city hosting the visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, with a mass celebrated on Freiburg airport; GFMC.

View to the altar from which Benedict XVI will celebrate the mass; with GFMC tower in the foreground. GFMC staff will enjoy a privileged view of the mass at which 80,000 visitors will be expected.

29 September 2011
On-site field survey and consultations on the use of prescribed fire in wetland and reed management at Lake Constance (Bodensee) (J.G. Goldammer); Reichenau, Germany

October 2011

3-4 October 2011
Retreat of the Partnership on Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and handover of chairmanship from United Nations University (UNU) to Council of Europe (CoE). (J.G. Goldammer); Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France.

4-6 October 2011
International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk. Focus on Wildland Urban Interfaces (GFMC co-sponsor); Alghero, Italy.

11 October 2011
Work visit of R.-J- Hohloch, Chief of Freiburg Fire Service; GFMC.

12 October 2011
Closing Workshop “Kontrollierter Feuereinsatz in der Landschaftspflege im Schwarzwald. Ergebnisse und Schlussfolgerungen aus dem LIFE-Projekt“ <Prescribed burning in landscape management in the Black Forest. Results and conclusions of the LIFE project> (J.G. Goldammer, B. Oyunsanaa); Emmendingen-Hochburg, Germany.

21 October 2011
Work visit of Tronosjet management; GFMC.

18-19 October 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team Workshop “Satellite Remote Sensing of Fires – Current Progress and Future Prospects” (A.A. Hoffmann); Stresa, Italy.

26-28 October 2011
First International Conference of Wildfire on Natural Resources Lands, Islamic Republic of Iran (J.G. Goldammer); Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran

Visual impressions from the First International Conference of Wildfire on Natural Resources Lands, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Upper: Impressions of the conference venue. Lower: Exhibition and field trip in Golestan Province.

November2011

7-11 November 2011
Study course on “Wildfire Management in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region” (J. G. Goldammer); Academy of State Firefighting Service, EMERCOM of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Upper: Classroom training, EMERCOM Academy cadets listening, Thai and Mexican fire specialists gearing up for the “cold”; Lower: firefighting demo under adverse weather conditions, and Thai, Mexican and Vietnamese attendees watching the unusual cold firefighting demonstrations.

14-17 November 2011
International conference “Exploring the Mega-fire Reality 2011” (J. G. Goldammer); Florida State University Conference Center, Florida, USA.

21 November 2011
On-site preparatory work of the prescribed burning project “Erprobung und Entwicklung von Methoden zur Heidepflege durch kontrolliertes Feuer auf munitionsbelasteten Flächen im NSG ‘Heidehof-Golmberg’ (Landkreis Teltow-Flaeming)“ (2009-2012) (“Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany) (J.G. Goldammer, B. Oyunsanaa); Luckenwalde / Heidehof-Golmberg Nature Reserve, Germany.

25 November 2011
Annual course “Fire Ecology in Ecosystems of the Tropics and Subtropics”, Faculty for Forest and Environmental Sciences, Freiburg University (Germany), given by GFMC staff (J.G. Goldammer, B. Oyunsanaa); GFMC / Freiburg University, Germany.

December2011

1-2 December 2011
Annual course “Fire Ecology in Ecosystems of the Tropics and Subtropics”, Faculty for Forest and Environmental Sciences, Freiburg University (Germany), given by GFMC staff (J.G. Goldammer, P. Sheldon, B. Oyunsanaa); GFMC / Freiburg University, Germany.

12 December 2011
Briefing of GFMC staff by Freiburg Fire Service; Freiburg, Germany.

12-14 December 2011
On-site preparatory work of the prescribed burning project “Erprobung und Entwicklung von Methoden zur Heidepflege durch kontrolliertes Feuer auf munitionsbelasteten Flächen im NSG ‘Heidehof-Golmberg’ (Landkreis Teltow-Flaeming)“ (2009-2012) (“Prescribed burning on former military terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance [UXO]”, Teltow-Flaeming County, Germany); Seehausen / Luckenwalde / Heidehof-Golmberg Nature Reserve, Germany.

16 December 2011
Annual course “Global Wildland Fire hazards” within the Master Programme “Forest Ecology and Management”, Faculty for Forest and Environmental Sciences, Freiburg University (J.G. Goldammer, P. Sheldon; with a lecture by Prof. Dr. Bambang Saharjo, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor, Indonesia); Freiburg, Germany.

16-17 December 2011
Work visit of Prof. Dr. Bambang Saharjo, Head of Forest Fire Laboratory and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Bogor, Indonesia; GFMC.

21 December 2011
GOFC-GOLD Fire IT telephone conference (J.G. Goldammer); AT&T / University of Maryland / GFMC.

31 December 2011
GFMC greetings for 2012: Happy New Year to all colleagues, cooperators and especially the members of the Global Wildland Fire Network, with some visual highlights of the outreach work of GFMC in 2011.


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