SAVE THE DATE! REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
- January 30th-February 1st, 2018
Call for Presentations!
The Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange are seeking presenters for sessions at our 2018 meeting, Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management. A true EXCHANGE designed to expose fire managers to useful scientific studies and expose scientists to the implications of their science. Presentations must be relevant for fire managers and scientists in the North Atlantic region of the United States and Canada.
We invite you to submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th, 2017. Abstracts should include presentation title, presenter contact information, and a 300-word maximum abstract of your proposed presentation, including a focus on application of research to management. Please indicate which themes your presentation fits when submitting.
Lessons from Gatlinburg
25-minute presentations followed by panel discussion.
The focus of this session is to use the 2016 wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as an incident in which to highlight every angle of science used and/or needed during the incident. For example, operations challenges with emergency management research implications; fire history, meteorological, and management conditions leading up to the event; after-action fire effects and social implications.
Smoke, Weather, & Planning Tools
20-minute presentations plus brief Q&A.
Smoke is an ever-present issue for the North Atlantic region, where we are never far from the wildland-urban interface. Managers want to know what tools are out there to help plan and execute successful prescribed fire operations, as well as meet or exceed expectations from state air quality monitors. Real-time weather applications for wild and prescribed fire as well as planning tools are all of interest to managers.
Spatial Tools for Fire Management
15-minute presentations plus Q&A.
Remotely-sensed data from satellites and spatial monitoring and modeling using geographic information systems are becoming more and more useful for landscape planning as well as fire effects monitoring. LiDaR can estimate structure and spectral indices can indicate health. All of these technologies are of interest to managers and wildfire scientists.
Fire, Fuels, & Silvicultural Tools
15-minute presentations plus Q&A.
What does it take to enter a forest and burn for the first time in 30 years? How do we prevent widespread insect damage and fuel loading? What silvicutural tools are designed to emulate fire and why? These are some of the questions managers in the region need answered.
Open Topic Sessions
15-minute presentations plus brief Q&A.
Highly-relevant topics that don’t fit into a particular theme, but that should be ‘known to everyone’ in our region and beyond. E.g. fire and invasives, fire ecology and decision-making, climate and fire, etc.
7-minute “flash talks.”
Quick 7-minute talks on a current problem in management that needs scientific help, or a science problem that needs managers help. Also welcome are quick updates on well-known places or topics in the region.
10-minute interactive presentations.
Similar to the ‘gadget hour,’ these 10-minute talks will describe the latest and greatest in technological research in wildland fire science. Managers and scientists that have created their own technological tricks to find out what they need to know are welcome to share.
Submit your abstract today to email@example.com!
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