The Role of Information Technology in Fire Management 16-19 November 1998, San Diego, USA


The Role of Information Technology in Fire Management

16-19 November 1998, San Diego

This fall the University Extension at Davis, in cooperation with several federal and state agencies is sponsoring a symposium entitled “The Role of Information Technology in Fire Management”. This programme will examine the information technology available to support fire management, fire planning, fire ecology, fuels management and fire suppression.

The symposium targets a wide variety of professionals, including scientists, land manager, land owners, fire managers, fire prevention and protection specialists, resource management specialists, consultants, community groups, environmental computing professionals, students interests in fire management and any other interested individuals.

Papers on all technologies including, but not limited to the world wide web, global positioning systems, geographic information systems, remote sensing, image analysis, database management systems and modelling technologies will be accepted for presentation.

The format of the symposium consists of a plenary session of presentations that will examine the emerging role of informational technology in effective fire management, followed by two concurrent tracks, or breakout sessions.

There is no geographic emphasis to the symposium. Papers from any region of the country are welcomed. Papers addressing the following topics are encouraged: the successes and challenges of current technologies, the future advances of these systems and the evolving skills and knowledge required of professionals to utilize these technologies.

The symposium takes place at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego. There are two enrolment options for this event: a US$245 fee which includes conference materials, refreshments and daily lunches and a US$195 fee which includes conference materials and refreshments only.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Sandra Cooper
Land Use and Natural Resources, University Extensions
University of California, Davis
1333 Research Park Drive
USA – Davis, CA 95616

Fax: ++1-530-757-8634
Tel: ++1-530-757-8948

IFFN No. 19

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