6thInternational Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group (SIG)
27 – 29 September 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece
The 6th International Workshop of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forest Fires will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, 27-29 September 2007. The workshop is organised by the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the University of Alcalá and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
The Thessaloniki workshop is the latest in a series of technical meetings organised by the EARSeL SIG on Forest Fires after its foundation in 1995. Previous meetings were held in Alcalá de Henares (1995), Luso (1998), Paris (2001), Ghent (2003), and Zaragoza (2005) and resulted in outstanding progress made in forest fire research.
Since the main subject of the workshop will be the operational use of remote sensing in forest fire management, paper contributions are expected to focus on the operational use of remote sensing in:
Pre-fire planning and management
Fire detection and monitoring
Post-fire evaluation and management
The main activities of the Workshop will include lectures given by invited speakers, poster sessions, a round-table discussion session and a field excursion.
Selected papers presented during the workshop will be included in a special issue of a scientific journal related to forest fires and remote sensing. Previous workshops resulted in the publication of special issues of the International Journal of Remote Sensing, the Remote Sensing of Environment and the Journal of Geophysical Research. Full texts of the lectures given and the extended abstracts of papers presented will be included in the workshop proceedings.