Portugal: Working Meeting of the EARSeL Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forest Fires (1998)


Working Meeting of the EARSeL Special Interest Group(SIG) on Forest Fires

16-20 November 1998, Coimbra

 Taking advantage of the 3th International Conference on Forest Fire Research to be held in Coimbra 16-20 November 1998, the Special Interest Group on Remote Sensing and Forest Fires (RSFF-SIG) will organise a technical meeting on Saturday 21 November 1998, just after the conference.

 This short meeting will present an opportunity to review current state of research in remote sensing analysis of forest fires, bringing together active experts on this topic to exchange ideas and promote collaboration. Scientists intending to present papers should send the abstracts to the organisers of the 3th International Conference, since this seminar will be structured in technical discussions. Three key speeches will be given, summing up some controversial issues in the field of fire risk assessment, fire detection and burned land mapping. A draft programme for the RSFF-SIG meeting is as follows:


09:00 Presentation of participants 09:30 Current research topics in fire risk assessment.
Michael Deshayes, CEMAGREF-ENGREF, France 10:15 Discussion 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 Current research topics in fire detection
Cristobal Martín Rico, INSA, Spain 12:15 Discussion 13:00 Lunch 14:30 Current research topics in burned land mapping
José Miguel Pereira, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal 15:15 Discussion 16:00 Informal proposals for future projects on remote sensing of forest fires


The technical coordinator responsible for the EARSeL RSFF-SIG meeting will be Emilio Chuvieco. Although, as mentioned above, no papers will be delivered at this meeting, scientists intending to contribute to the technical discussions may send a 1-2 page abstract with information relevant to the discussions. These abstracts will be copied and distributed to the participants. A small fee of 5,000 Portuguese Escudos to cover meals and room rental will be required. Further information may be obtained from:

Emilio Chuvieco
Departamento de Geografía
Universidád de Alcalá
C/Colegios 2
E – 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Fax: ++34-1-885-4439
Tel: ++34-1-885-4438
e-mail: ggecs@geogra.alcala.es

IFFN No. 19

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