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Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

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TitleGlobal Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
CreatorGlobal Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC
DescriptionThe Global Fire Monitoring Center (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. The online and offline products include: (1) Early warning of fire danger and near-real time monitoring of fire events, (2) Interpretation, synthesis and archive of global fire information, (3) Support of local, national and international entities to develop long-term strategies or policies for wildland fire management, (4) Serve as advisory body to the UN system through the coordination of the UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the ISDR Global Wildland Fire Network, (5) Emergency hotline and liaison capabilities for providing assistance for rapid assessment and decision support in response to wildland fire emergencies.
Keywordsfire; forest fires; smoke; disasters; news; GFMC; information services; fire monitoring
TypeInformation services
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 Published: April 5 2007 | Last updated: February 11 2009