I wish that you are well and I am glad to invite you to attend the next edition of the International Conference on Forest Fire Research and related events that will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, from November 11th to 18th, 2022.
I write this address and first announcement of the Conference in the middle of a period of uncertainty for the entire World due to Covid 19 Pandemic, which affected and modified our lives and activities for the past months and will probably be present in the near future. In spite of this, we are planning the ninth edition of our Conference with confidence in the future and hoping that the situation will improve until November 2022, allowing us to meet you and all our colleagues and friends that we made since the first edition of the Conference in 1990.
As it is already set by tradition, the Conference aims to provide an up to date on the developments in forest fire science and technology and an opportunity to meet persons and institutions, to promote international cooperation in this research and management area.
Following its previous editions, the scope of this Conference will cover the main topics related to fire management in a research perspective. There will be six major themes for you to present your work, each of them with several sub-topics, that you can find here on the website. The themes are related to Fire at the Wildland Urban Interface, Fire Risk Management, Decision Support Systems and Tools, Fire Management, Fuel Management and Socio Economic Issues. These themes are not restricted and we are open to other subjects that are proposed, as well.
Two courses, the VI Short Course on Fire Safety and the IX Short Course on Forest Fire Behaviour, will be held before the Conference, as related but separate 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 as authors, attendants, exhibitors or sponsors, but also for all those who are interested in forest fire research and forest management in general.
Your comments and queries are welcome.