Aerial Firefighting Europe is scheduled to take place on 27 – 28 April 2021 in Nîmes, France with full support from Sécurité Civile. In light of the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19, the two-day conference agenda will take the format of showcase theatres and each will cover a specific theme.

The program will discuss the challenges faced by the industry and provide a platform to ensure best practice is achieved. The event will consist of different showcase theatres organized over two days. Attendees will be able to choose which showcase theatre they would like to attend. Separate auditoriums and repeated parallel sessions with small audience groups will allow social distancing rules to be in place and ensure the safety of our conference delegates.

KEY PRESENTATIONS FROM THE SHOWCASE THEATRES

Climate & Land-use Change, & the Unprecedented Pandemic: Challenges for Landscape Fire Management
Professor Johann George Goldammer, Director, Global Fire Monitoring Center, Germany
Status of Global Wildfire Information System & EFFIS in Supporting Wildfire Management in the Region
Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
The Focus on How to Prepare for Wild Land Firefighting & Cross Broder Cooperation During a Pandemic
Hans Kristian Madsen, Directorate for Civil Protection, Norway
European Updates – Voices from the “New Forest Fire Countries
Speaker To Be Confirmed, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sweden
Climate Change & Forest Fires in Italy:  Developments of Forest Fire Fighting Air Fleet of National Fire Corps
Davide Pontani, Office Executive of the Forest Fire Fighting Air Fleet, National Fire Corps, Italy