6th International Wildland Fire Conference scheduled for October 2015

The Korea Forest Service will join forces with Gangwon province to hold the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC 2015) in October 2015, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in an effort to exchange views on wildland fire related international issues.

IWFC 2015 will bring together not only policy makers, researchers and practitioners but also international organizations and NGOs from 80 countries to discuss about the global efforts to prevent fire related damages and forge a concerted response to them. Korea has made its utmost effort to undertake greening works and prevent wildland fire damage for the last four decades.

The Conference will provide a platform for the nation to share its know-how for wildland fire prevention and cutting edge technologies including real time wildland fire control system using ICT that has been recently constructed with the international society.

IWFC 2015 is organized jointly with various international partners, including the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC).

GFMC serves as a monitoring, information-sharing and advisory facility, which national and international agencies involved in land-use planning and fire management, scientists, and policy makers can utilise for planning and decision making.GFMC provides a global portal for wildland fire documentation, information and monitoring and is publicly accessible through the Internet. The regularly updated national to global wildland fire products of the GFMC are generated by a worldwide network of cooperating institutions.