Activities of the Global Wildland Fire Network in 2016
Note: Photographic documentation of some activities is posted on the GFMC Calendar 2016 or on special web pages of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks
27-29 January 2016
UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, with GFMC panelist and discussant inputs (Oyunsanaa Byambasuren) to Work Stream 1 “The Scientific and Technical Partnership to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework” – Working Group 2 “Regional Science and Technology Networks and Platforms” (27 January 2016), and Work Stream 4 “Leveraging Science through Capacity Development and Research” – Working Group 3 “Research Gaps” (29 January 2016); United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
02-08 April 2016
Preparatory mission for the regional Symposium on Cross-boundary Fire Management in South America (29 May 2 June 2016) in the frame of the activities of the Regional South America Wildland Fire Network and the project “Support of National and Regional Competency in Integrated Fire Management to Secure Sustainable Forest Management in Uruguay and through Cross-border Cooperation with Brazil and other Neighbouring Countries of South America”; Direccion General Forestal, Ministerio de Ganaderia Agricultura y Pesca, Direccion Nacional de Bomberos, Sistema Nacional de Emergencias and Exercito de Uruguay, Montevideo and field sites, Uruguay.
17-20 April 2016
VII Ukraine Fire Management Week with Third Eastern European Prescribed Fire Demonstration and Long-term Observation Experiment on the use of prescribed fire for enhancing regeneration of Scots pine stands; Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU), Kyiv and Boyarka Forest Research Station, Ukraine.
18 April 2016
Inception Workshop of the UNEP-GEF Project “Conserving, Enhancing and Managing Carbon Stocks and Biodiversity in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone” with the fire management component; Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine (MENR) and State Agency of Ukraine on the Exclusion Zone Management, Kyiv, Ukraine.
18 April 2016
Consultation on the project “Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management”; OSCE Office Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
19 April 2016
National and Regional Inter-Agency Round Table on Fire Management in preparation of the wildfire season 2016; National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU) / Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), Kyiv, Ukraine.
9-12 May 2016 First International Fire Management Week, Islamic Republic of Iran: National Round Table on Fire Management and Training Course for on Integrated Fire Management, conducted by GFMC, the Regional SE Europe / Caucasus Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) and the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR); Mazandaran, Kelarabad, Islamic Republic of Iran.
28 May – 30 May 2016 Evaluation of forest fire risk in Romania (Project “Disaster Risk Assessment at National Level – RO-RISK”) conducted by GFMC; Bucharest, Bucegi Natural Park, Moroieni and Targoviste, Romania.
29 May – 1 June 2016 First Regional Symposium on Cross-Boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America / Primer Simposio Regional de Cooperacion en Manejo del Fuego Inter-Fronterizo en Sudamerica, conducted by GFMC and the Regional South America Wildland Fire Network; Parque Nacional Santa Teresa, Uruguay.
2 June 2016
National Round Table on Fire Management in Uruguay, supported / facilitated by GFMC and the Regional South America Wildland Fire Network; Direccion Nacional de Bomberos, Montevideo, Uruguay.
22 August 2016 Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Europe Conference 2016, with a Special Session “Fire in Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration”, a session held in conjunction with the Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network (EFNCN): GFMC Contribution: “Use of prescribed fire in nature conservation, landscape management and forestry – experiences and perspectives for Germany”; Freising, Germany
29 August – 1 September 2016
International workshop and training course “Forecasting Emissions from Vegetation Fires and their Impacts on Human Health and Security in South East Asia”, organized by WMO, IBBI, UNISDR/IWPM, GWFN/GFMC, UNU, GIZ, IGAC and BMKG: Side meetings with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) in preparation of the planning of establishment of the Regional SE Asia Fire Management Resource Center by GFMC; Jakarta, Indonesia.
7-9 September 2016
Training Course “Enhancing Ground and Aerial Forest Fire Suppression Capacities in the Republic of Macedonia”, a joint course organized by the Regional SE Europe / Caucasus Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC), the U.S. Forest Service and the GFMC, with GFMC contribution introducing the “International Fire Aviation Guidelines and International Manual of Common Rules for Fire Aviation”; preparation of the National Round Table on Fire Management, Republic of Macedonia and the Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management (to be held in Skopje, 09 and 11November 2016) under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA); Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
11-15 September 2016
International Scientific Workshop “Ecology of Forest Fires”, with GFMC contributions presented by Oyunsanaa Byambasuren: (1) Fire ecology of forest and steppe ecosystems of Mongolia: State of knowledge and research; (2) Example of international and cross-disciplinary fire ecology research in Central Eurasia: The Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment (Krasnoyarsk Region, Russian Federation); (3) “Wildland fire science at the fire management and policy interface in Central Asia: The Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network and the newly established Fire Management Resource Center – Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR)”; and (4) “Bringing wildland fire science to fire management application and policy decision support” and participation at the International Round Table; Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.
15-18 September 2016
85th Anniversary of the Aerial Forest Fire Center Avialesookhrana and 25th Anniversary of cooperation between GFMC and Avialesookhrana, with consultations on continuing cooperation between Avialesookhrana and the GFMC; Pushkino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation.
19-21 September 2016
All-Russian Scientific Conference with International Participation “Intensification of Russian Forestry: Problems and Innovative Solutions”, with GFMC contribution “Need for the development of pragmatic and science-based solutions for forest management and fire management for the Russian Federation”; V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.
22-23 September 2016
First National Coordination Meeting on Enhancing Fire Management Capacity in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a cooperative meeting organized by the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), the U.S. Forest Service and the GFMC, with GFMC contribution on the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM) and the EuroFire Competency Standards; preparation of the National Round Table on Fire Management, Ukraine, and the Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management (to be held in Kyiv in 2017) under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA); Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-23 September 2016.
02-04 October 2016
Regional Consultative Workshop on Cross-Boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South Asia, with GFMC contributions on the introduction of EuroFire Competency Standards to South Asia and the establishment of the Regional South Asia Fire Management Resource Center; Lalitpur, Nepal.
09 November 2016
National Round Table on Fire Management, Republic of Macedonia, held under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) (facilitator: GFMC); Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
11 November 2016
Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management, held under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) (facilitator: GFMC); Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
22-23 November 2016
Regional Seminar on Integrated Fire Management in Tocantins: At this seminar the results of the Project Cerrado Jalapao were presented, discussed and further steps agreed upon. A highlight of the seminar was opening of the Centro de Monitoramento Ambiental e Manejo do Fogo (Center for Environmental Monitoring and Fire Management); Federal University of Tocantins, Center of Environmental Monitoring and Fire Management, Gurupi, Brazil, 22-23 November 2016.