NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) – COOPERATION WITH GFMC

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO)

Since the early 1990s the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and its predecessor institution – the Fire Ecology Research Group) – have cooperated with the NATO Scientific Affairs Division. The following reports and papers covering regional to global landscape fire issues were prepared at the GFMC:

The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) was created in 1998 as the focal point for coordinating disaster relief efforts of the 46 Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) nations in case of natural or technological disasters within the EAPC geographical area. The GFMC is linked to EADRCC.

For the first time a large forest fire exercise was held under the auspices of EADRCC. The field exercise “Taming the Dragon – Dalmatia 2002” was a Croatian contribution to the Partnership Work Programme (PWP). The exercise was primarily conducted as a PWP Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Unit (EADRU) activity. It involved other networks and organizations such as the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative (DPPI) of the Stability Pact, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the South East Europe Group (SEEGROUP). GFMC was a participant of the exercise.


 

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