6th International Wildland Fire Conference, Korea 2015

6th International Wildland Fire Conference

12-16 October 2015, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Republic of Korea


For the preservation and sustainable use of the world’s environment, all stakeholders involved in wildland fire management and its related fields such as forestry, climate and meteorology, ecosystem, disaster and security, and human health will take part in the Conference. The participants will share knowledge and experience of fire management methodology and look for the strategy for further enhancement of international cooperation.

The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference will be held at the Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Korea, 12-16 October 2015. The conference is the 6th in a series that was initiated in 1989 (cf. below).

Conference Theme: Fire of the Past, Fire in Future

The conference will address:

  • Global natural and cultural fire heritage

  • Protecting the global natural and cultural heritage from fire

  • Towards a cohesive global fire management strategy

Objectives

  • Provide a forum for fire management leaders, policy makers, professionals, researchers and practitioners worldwide to discuss critical fire issues affecting communities, resources and ecosystems and work co-operatively on the development of a global wildland fire management strategy.

  • Strengthen the effectiveness of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks and support their links into the UNISDR Global Wildland Fire Network.

  • Strengthen international cooperation and exchange of information, knowledge, expertise, and resources in Fire Management and its social, economic and environmental implications.

  • Provide a platform for the fire management industry, research organizations and fire specialists to display innovative technologies, products and methods for wildland fire management, as well as interact with the conference participants.

Topics

A broad range of themes addressed by the community of scientists, practicioners and policy makers will include: 

Fire History; Traditional Wildland Fire Management; Fire, Natural and Cultural Heritage; Fire Landscapes; Modeling of Past, Current and Future Fire Regimes; Fire Ecology; Fire Management; Fire, Human Health and Security; Fire-Atmosphere-Climate Interactions; Forest Management and Protection adapting to Climate Change; Community-Based Fire Management; Land and Fire Management Policies; Disaster and Security Management Strategies; Advanced Fire Management Tools; International Cooperation in Fire Management.

Host

The Korea Forest Service and the Province of Gangwon

 Auspices

  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 Sessions

  • Plenary sessions
  • Keynote lectures
  • Thematic sessions
  • Regional sessions
  • Side events
  • Excursion

Participants

Representatives of International Organizations, Governments, Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations; Experts (Researchers and Managers) of Wildland Fire Science & Management, Fire History & Social Sciences, Forestry, Climate and Meteorology, Ecology, Disaster Management, Human Health and Security. 

Websites with detailed information

Conference Flyer and Promotional Presentation

The Retrospective: The roadmap of the International Wildland Fire Conferences from 1989 to 2015

Please see proceedings, recommendations or conference websites starting in the late 1980s:

 

 


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