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Forest Fires

6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC-2015)

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Pyeongchang
Basic Information
Date: 
12/10/2015 - 16/10/2015
Venue: 
Alpensia Resort Complex
Venue Country: 
Republic of Korea
Event Organisers: 

Korea Forest Service (KFS), Gangwon Province

Language of event: 
English

The Korea Forest Service will join forces with Gangwon province to hold the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference in Oct, 2015, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in an effort to exchange views on wildlan

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Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness

Bhutan is prone to various hazards, including earthquakes.

In an effort to enhance disaster preparedness and recovery in Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bhutan Country Office, in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster M

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:18
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IGAC: Development of Forest Fire Detection and Classification App

Classification of a Forest Fire in Salamanca Island Road Park, Colombia

The Research and Development in Geographic Information Centre (CIAF) of IGAC, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, is working on the development of tools for disaster management and dis

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Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:21
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Nepal: Remote Sensing Forest Fire Detection

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke and fires (2012)

In early April 2013, an operational remote sensing forest fire detection and monitoring system for Nepal was officially launched in Kathmandu, Nepal, as the Himalayan reported.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 16:15
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International Charter activated for Fires in Algeria

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 13 August 2012 to provide satellite imagery for the forest fires that have been ravaging the north of Algeria since June.

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Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:49
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Climate change may lead to more violent thunderstorms

Researchers are working to identify exactly how a changing climate will impact specific elements of weather, such as clouds, rainfall, and lightning.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:14