Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Once again I have the pleasure to invite you to attend the VII International Conference on Forest Fire Research and its related events that will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, from November 17th to 21st, 2014.
The Conference will provide an update on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions to promote cooperation in research and management.
This conference follows its previous editions that have been held every four years since 1990, in Coimbra, Portugal.
The scope of the conference will be mainly:
- To bring together scientists and practitioners from various parts of the world working on different aspects of forest fires
- To encourage the presentation and discussion of recent advances in scientific research and technical development
- To present new management methodologies
- To present results from pilot experiments
- To promote international cooperation
The themes that will be focused during the Conference are related to Human and Institutional factors, Forest management and Fire Prevention, Fire at the Wildland Urban Interface, Forest Fire Risk assessment and Climate Change, Fire Detection and Monitoring, Remote Sensing, Fire Management, Fire, Suppression and New technologies, Large Fires, Fire Safety, Economic Issues, Fire Ecology and Evaluation and management of burned areas. These themes are not restricted and we are open to other subjects that are proposed, as well.
Two courses, the IV Short Course on Fire Safety and the VII Short Course on Forest Fire Behaviour, will be held before the Conference, as related events.
As the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the conference I welcome you to our website. We intend to use this support to give you updated information about the Conference and its related events.
This information is of interest for those who intend to participate in the conference but also for all those who are interested in forest fire research and forest management in general.
Your comments and queries are welcome.
The Chairman of the Conference
Domingos X. Viegas