Regional Southeast Europe / Caucasus Wildland Fire Network

A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Institutions, Projects and other Wildland Fire Links

In the Balkan region there are currently no dedicated wildland fire websites. Readers of this link section are encouraged to submit website addresses of institutions or networks dealing with wildland fire, environmental protection, etc.

Environmental Electronic Networking

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
The REC is an international organization with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues. The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making. The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a charter with over 30 signatories. The REC actively participates in key global, regional and local processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions within and beyond its country office network, transferring transitional knowledge and experience to countries and regions. Last fire management activity in 2013:

Remote Sensing of Fires
EUMETSAT Workshop in Bulgaria 2009
The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) of Bulgaria and EUMETSAT organized a workshop «MSG Land Surface Applications: Drought & Fires“, Sofia, Bulgaria, 7-10 September 2009. The workshop provided a forum for exchange of advanced knowledge and experience between meteorologists, developers of satellite products and primary end-users of Meteosat Second Generation data for Land Surface Analyses related to the natural hazards of Drought and Vegetation fires. Experts in meteorological products developers, experienced forecasters, experts in satellite data interpretation and land surface analyses will attend the workshop.

Center for Wildfire Research
The Center was established at University of Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) in cooperation with Split and Dalmatia County having the main task research and knowledge dissemination connected with wildfire prevention and management. The website is available in Croatian dedicated primarily to Split and Dalmatia County Holistic Wildfire Prevention Program, but also to various topics connected with information and communication technologies (ICT) application in wildfire prevention, early detection, management and post-fire rehabilitation and management.


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