9th EARSeL workshop on RS of Forest Fires

Dear colleagues,

Please note the following updates for the 9th International Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forest Fires that will take place in the UK @ Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire on 15-17 October 2013.

1. Abstract deadline extended: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 April 2013. We thank those who have already submitted abstracts. Submit through the website (link below).

2. We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speakers for the workshop. We will welcome:

  a. Dr. Guido van der Werf from VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands who talk on global fire emissions and potential fire-related climate mitigation options.

  b. Dr. Luigi Boschetti from the University of Idaho, USA who will talk about his research on global burned area mapping and validation (exact title TBC).

  c. Dr. Gareth Roberts from the University of Southampton, UK who will present a talk on quantifying wildfire fuel combustion using active fire observations.

3. Special Issue Opportunity: We are especially proud to announce that we have secured an opportunity to publish a special issue on the topic of Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Forest Fires with Remote Sensing - Open Access Journal. The deadline for submission will be 31 December 2013. More details can be found here:http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/environmental_impact_of_forest_fires

The workshop is organised by the University of Leicester with support from the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Leicester hosted workshop is the latest in a series of technical meetings organised by the EARSeL SIG on Forest Fires after its foundation in 1995. Previous meetings were held in Alcalá de Henares (1995), Luso (1998), Paris (2001), Ghent (2003), Zaragoza (2005), Thessaloniki (2007), Matera (2009), and Stresa (2011) and resulted in outstanding progress made in forest fire research.

For more information, please visit the workshop web site: http://www.earsel.org/SIG/FF/9th-workshop/index.php

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2013.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

With best wishes, Kevin
Dr. Kevin Tansey
Reader in Remote Sensing
Department of Geography
University of Leicester
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