Major Hazards Specialised Centers
European and Mediterranean
Major Hazards Agreement
Accueil GFMC
GFMC Freiburg, Germany
Global Fire Monitoring Center

Global Fire Monitoring Center


Founded in 1998 at the Max Planck Society, the GFMC serves as coordinator of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the Global Wildland Fire Network, a global voluntary network that provides advice for the development of fire management policies, and science and technology transfer. In addition, the GFMC is Coordinator of the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM) and the Eurasia Team of Specialists in Landscape Fire Management, an advisory group to the member States of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), with a focus on Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. As a member of the UNISDR Science & Technology Partnership serving the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the GFMC provides a global portal for wildland fire documentation, information and monitoring and is published on its website. Working at the Science-Policy-Practitioners Interface (SPPI) the GFMC’s research and development work targets capacity building and delivering problem-oriented products and solutions in:

  • Science and technology transfer in landscape fire management under different cultural, socio-economic and ecological environments;
  • People-centred (participatory) fire management;
  • Development of national policies and implementation strategies in landscape fire management;
  • Development of standards and training for enhancing interoperability in cross-boundary cooperation in fire management.

Detailed information on the work of GFMC in the framework or EUR-OPA can found here

2016 - 2020

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