SixthAnnual Conference of the Global DisasterInformation Network (GDIN)

Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 25-29 March 2004

The 6thAnnual Conference of the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) will behosted by the United States Department of State, the Global Disaster InformationNetwork (GDIN) and Natural Resources, Canada. A special session “The Threat of Wildfires“will examine the latest thinking on the threatto both urban and indigenous populations, its causes and how information andtelecommunications technology can make a difference.


  • Albert Simard, Director, Knowledge Management, Natural Resources, Canada, who will also speak on “Wildland Fire in Canada: Communities at Risk”


  • Johann G. Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center, on the Global Wildland Fire Network
  • Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA)
  • John Miller, Chief of the State of Virginia, Virginia Department of Forestry’s Resource Protection (Fire)
  • Elizabeth Lile, Cartographer, USGS Web-based Mapping Applications in Response to Wildland Fires




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