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Fire management agencies, international agencies, and policy makers at national, regional and global levels, have expressed urgent and increasing requirements for accurate and timely information about wildfires in forestland and other vegetated areas. To address these needs, as well as the increasing need for accurate and objective information about the location, extent, timing and carbon emissions from wildfires by the global change research community, the IGOS pilot project for Global Observation of Forest Cover (GOFC) has included a component for Forest Fire Monitoring and Mapping as part of its strategic design. The Forest Fire Monitoring and Mapping component of GOFC held a workshop hosted by the Space Applications Institute of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, from November 3 to 5, 1999. The present document reports on the objectives and priorities for the Forest Fire Monitoring and Mapping component of GOFC, on an implementation strategy to achieve the objectives and on a series of recommendations for GOFC itself, the IGOS Partners and their Terrestrial Carbon theme, and CEOS. A series of review articles, prepared by leading researchers in the field of fire monitoring and mapping, are also reported.

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Authors: JUSTICE C (EDITORS), University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville (US);GREGOIRE J-M, European Commission - JRC SAI, Ispra (IT);AHERN F, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottowa (CA)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19588 EN (2000) 256 pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from Documentation Service JRC Ispra
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