February 18, 2005


  1. NIMS Compliance Assessment Tool Released
  2. Call for Papers Reminder: IJMED Special Issue
  3. Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates
  4. Call for Presenters: National Floodproofing Conference
  5. NFPA Accepting Scholarship Applications
  6. Lessons Learned Information Sharing-LLIS.gov
  7. New Disaster Time Line and Major Terrorism Events Report
  8. Call for Papers: Tsunami Seismic Hazard
  9. Reader Request: FEMA Higher Education Project
  10. Reader Introduction
  11. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
  12. Some New Web Resources
  13. Conferences and Training

1) NIMS Compliance Assessment Tool Released

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Integration Center (NIC) have released a Web-based self-assessment system that will allow federal, state, tribal, and local departments and agencies to evaluate their incident preparedness and response capabilities. The voluntary system, the National Incident Management Compliance Assessment Support Tool (NIMCAST), is also designed to help users determine what they need to do to comply with NIMS requirements. Access NIMCAST at http://www.fema.gov/nimcast/. For more information about NIMS and NIMCAST contact the NIC at NIMS-Integration-Center@dhs.gov or (202) 646-3850.

2) Call for Papers Reminder: IJMED Special Issue

In Spring 2004, the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware hosted a two-day conference focusing on the challenges, opportunities, issues, and future directions in the field of social science of disaster research. Given the important discussions that emerged, a special issue of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) will build off of the conference outcomes. This is an open call for papers and encourages submission and contributions from presenters as well as the larger disaster community.

While submissions may draw upon the author’s research and experiences, the emphasis of the articles should be on future endeavors, directions, and agenda-setting for the field, generally (but not exclusively) focusing on the conference topics (see the Web site at http://www.udel.edu/DRC/drc40conference/index.html). We encourage authors to use this as an opportunity to think about and explore bold new directions in the field as well as present forward-thinking approaches. The peer reviewers will be directed to consider whether the piece offers clear or innovative recommendations for the direction of the disaster field. In order to include as many perspectives as possible, we are encouraging a cap of 20 pages double spaced with references. Because these are not traditional research papers but instead agenda-setting pieces, we hope the page limitation will accommodate a larger number of acceptances.

The special issue will be published in November 2005 and will be edited by Tricia Wachtendorf and Havidán Rodríguez. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 15, 2005. Please send your submission by e-mail in Microsoft Word format to Tricia Wachtendorf, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, 87 East Main, Newark, DE 19716; (302) 831-1254; e-mail: twachten@udel.edu.

3) Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation recently awarded funding to the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site. The purpose of the REU program is to provide hands-on research training and mentoring to undergraduate students regarding the social science aspects of disasters. Each year, 10 students from a wide variety of social science disciplines will be selected to participate in a nine-week summer institute. All transportation and lodging expenses will be covered for the student participants, who will also receive a generous stipend for the summer. Students who have attained junior-level standing at their home institutions are invited to apply. Students who are underrepresented in graduate schools, such as minorities, women, and students from poorer regions of the country, are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for this summer’s institute are due April 1, 2005. Notifications will be made by April 15. Program details, guidelines, and application materials can be found online at http://www.udel.edu/DRC/.

4) Call for Presenters: National Floodproofing Conference

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is seeking presenters for its National Floodproofing Conference in Charleston, West Virginia, September 12-16, 2005. This specialized floodproofing/ retrofitting conference, which is also sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will focus on floodproofing techniques, materials, floodproofing and elevation contractors, current issues and programs, new federal tax implications, and the various means of funding floodproofing projects. The abstract submittal deadline is April 1, 2005. Find out more at http://www.floods.org/Conferences,%20Calendar/nfpc3.asp. If you would like a hard copy of the call, e-mail ASFPM at memberhelp@floods.org or call (608) 274-0123. Registration information and a conference brochure will be available in June 2005.

5) NFPA Accepting Scholarship Applications

The National Fire Protection Association is currently accepting applications for the following scholarship programs:

  • John L. Jablonsky Scholarship: For graduate students enrolled in fire protection engineering programs in the United States or Canada.
  • David B. Gratz Scholarship: For graduate students enrolled in fire science or fire engineering programs outside of the United States.
  • George D. Miller Scholarship: For undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in fire service or public administration programs in the United States or Canada.

Applications are due April 1, 1005. Find out more about how to apply for these scholarships, as well as how to contribute to the funds, at http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=205&URL=Learning/Public%20Education/Scholarships,%20awards,%20grants.

6) Lessons Learned Information Sharing-LLIS.gov

Protecting our nation against the threat of terrorism is an increasingly complex effort. Everyday, frontline responders at the local, state, and federal levels are creating new and innovative best practices while exercises and real-world incidents produce valuable lessons learned.

To share this information, the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (http://www.MIPT.org/), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, has developed Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov). LLIS.gov is the national online network of lessons learned and best practices designed to help emergency responders and homeland security officials prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other disasters. It is a free and secure system open only to vetted emergency response providers and homeland security officials.

The central component of LLIS.gov is a collection of peer-validated lessons learned and best practices developed in consultation with, and validated by, emergency responders. LLIS.gov also houses an extensive collection of homeland security-related materials, including hundreds of after-action reports from federally sponsored exercises and a comprehensive library of documents, reports, directories, and manuals. Users also have access to an updated list of homeland security exercises, events, and conferences. The system encourages online collaboration via information exchange tools, including secure e-mail, message boards, and a feedback tool that allows user submissions.

By providing a single, centralized location for the sharing and dissemination of information, LLIS.gov helps inform and prepare homeland security officials and emergency response providers by integrating them into a nationwide information-sharing network, a crucial step in the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery from terrorism and disasters. For more information and to register, visit http://www.llis.gov/.

7) New Disaster Time Line and Major Terrorism Events Report

Claire B. Rubin and Associates has just released two new products:

Disaster Time Line: Major Focusing Events and U.S. Outcomes (1969-2004), version 2. This recently updated chart, which measures 15” x 38”, features natural, industrial/technological, and biological events and their outcomes. It shows not only key disaster events, but also the major outcomes, such as studies, policies, legislation, and organizational changes. Most important, the chart shows the causal relationships between events and outcomes. The chart delineates the origins and development of the two main federal response plans that have been in place until recently: the Federal Response Plan and the National Contingency Plan. Browse the time line online or purchase a copy for $10.

Major Terrorism Events and Their U.S. Outcomes (1988-2003). This new 125-page report provides new information about the major focusing events and outcomes, such as laws, regulations, and organizational changes that have occurred in the past 15 years. It is an explanatory narrative for the previously released Terrorism Time Line. Copies of the report are $25.

For information about these products and others, contact Claire B. Rubin and Associates, PO Box 2208, Arlington, VA 22202; (703) 920-7176; e-mail: cbrubin@comcast.net; http://www.disaster-timeline.com/.

8) Call for Papers: Tsunami Seismic Hazard

The Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) Journal will be devoting its September 2005 issue to the theme of the “Tsunami Seismic Hazard.” This special issue is expected to cover all aspects of the tsunami hazard due to earthquakes. Stefano Tinti, Department of Physics, Sector of Geophysics, University of Bologna, Italy, will be the guest editor for this issue. Papers are invited for possible publication in this issue. Interested authors are required to submit the tentative title and abstract of the paper by the end of March 2005, and a PDF file of the manuscript of the paper by mid-May 2005 to vinaykg@iitk.ac.in. For more information about the ISET Journal, visit http://home.iitk.ac.in/~vinaykg/iset.html.

9) Reader Request: FEMA Higher Education Project

We are undergraduate Millersville University of Pennsylvania students working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the Higher Education Project. The focus of our research is the job market for students graduating with degrees in emergency management or related fields of study. We would also like to track the number of institutions offering degrees in this field and approximately how many students are graduating each year from these programs. We are interested in statistics or any data related to this issue. We will also appreciate contact information for anyone who would be able to help us.

The reason for this research is to gather information that could be used by academia as well as private-sector institutions that are developing and implementing degrees and courses for future emergency managers. When completed, this information will be posted on the FEMA Web site and available to the public.

We are just getting started. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help, contact Monika Buchanan and Kimberly Huseman, Center for Disaster Research and Education, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, PO Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551-0302; (717) 872-3616; e-mail: wawrzak@comcast.net, kahusema@marauder.millersville.edu.

10) Reader Introduction

Andrey N. Egorov from the Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPbSUACE) in St. Petersburg, Russia would like DR readers to know that the scientists of SPbSUACE are deeply affected by the death and destruction in South Asia. They recognize it as a global tragedy and are eager to share their research on organization and management construction methodology, which is designed to help alleviate the consequences of emergencies in the shortest amount of time. Andrey has written a book on this subject, published by SPbSUACE, which is currently only available in Russian. Additionally, SPbSUACE is hosting an international conference “Problems of Architecture, Construction, and Transport” April 19-21, 2005, in St. Petersburg. Scientists, specialists, and students in the fields of architecture, construction, town planning, municipal economy, transport, ecology, and economics and management are invited to attend. Papers are welcome. If you are interested in hearing more about the work at SPbSUACE, collaborating with Andrey to get his book published in English, or attending the conference, contact Andrey N. Egorov, Civil Engineering Institute, State Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Education, Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, 2-nd Krasnoarmeiskaja str., 4, Saint-Petersburg, 190005, Russia, +7 (812) 575-09-78; e-mail: anrie2000@mail.ru.

11) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Emergency Management Director
Kent County, Maryland

Applications are being accepted for the position of director of emergency management for Kent County, Maryland. This is an executive- level position directing the operations of a joint emergency services public safety communications dispatch center (i.e., 911, emergency medical services (EMS) unit and the county’s emergency operations center). An appointee of this class serves at the pleasure of the governor, with administrative direction from the county administrator and operational direction from the Board of County Commissioners and state director of emergency management.

Must have thorough knowledge of tactical employment of available resources during an emergency within the county. Prepares and coordinates emergency actions of the county government, including the county’s emergency communications system. Work involves planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating an EMS paramedic unit and the operation and maintenance of the public safety communications system and facility whose primary users are law enforcement agencies, volunteer fire, and paid/volunteer EMS providers. Maintains daily contact between the various volunteer fire departments and their leadership, law enforcement agencies, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. The ability to plan, organize, administer, and coordinate programs involving many diverse but interrelated activities and communicate effectively in both the oral and written form. Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in public administration, planning, or a related field, and five years experience in emergency management or related field at increasing levels of responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Beginning salary range: $50,873-$56,000. Applications are available from the County Commissioner’s Office, 400 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; (410) 778-4600. Application deadline is 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2005.

New Career Site Launched

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is pleased to announce the launching of a Disaster Management Career Site.

If you are an employer or employee in any of the following disciplines, then this is the site for you:

  • Emergency Management
  • Business Continuity
  • IT Disaster Recovery/Security
  • Risk Management
  • Security

As part of the site’s inauguration, incentives for both employers and job seekers are being offered.

To find out more or post a job opening or a resume, visit the Web site at http://www.disastermanagementjobs.com/.

Lutheran World Relief
Emergency Response Manager
Baltimore, Maryland

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is currently looking to hire an emergency response manager in response to the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Responsibilities include developing long-term recovery and rehabilitation strategies, coordinating tsunami operations, coordinating internal communications, developing grant initiatives, identifying possible strategic funding possibilities, coordinating with regional representatives and field partners, supervising tsunami-related field staff, representing LWR on various tsunami-related and emergency committees, and making presentations upon request for fundraising or training purposes. Qualifications include three or more years experience working abroad; at least two years experience in the humanitarian sector; experience supporting crisis and postcrisis interventions; a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; experience designing projects, writing proposals, and monitoring grants; excellent communication skills; knowledge of disaster risk reduction and industry standards in emergency response; ability to travel up to 50 percent of the time; and proficiency with Microsoft word processing software. Salary is negotiable.

The application deadline is March 7, 2005. Find out more at http://www.lwr.org/jobs/. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to LWR, HR Department, Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; fax (410) 230-2844; e-mail: hr@lwr.org.

Lutheran World Relief
Indonesia Program Manager
Medan, Indonesia

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is seeking an Indonesia program manager in response to the tsunami in Southeast Asia. This position is located in Medan, Indonesia, and will be a full-time position for twelve months with a possibility of contract renewal. Responsibilities include developing relief and rehabilitation projects in tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia; ensuring that projects are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet standards; identifying, building, and managing partner relationships; ensuring timely submission of proposal packages and reports; monitoring and supporting projects; and working with partners and other organizations to develop and implement local plans. Qualifications include previous experience managing, implementing, and monitoring emergency humanitarian response programs, knowledge of minimum standards in disaster response; three or more years experience working in Indonesia; a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; fluency in English and at least one language spoken in the region; excellent communication skills; and ability to travel as necessary. Salary is negotiable.

The application deadline is February 21, 2005. Find out more at http://www.lwr.org/jobs/. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to LWR, HR Department, Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; fax (410) 230-2844; e-mail: hr@lwr.org.

12) Some New Web Resources

[Below are some new or updated Internet resources we've discovered. For an extensive list of useful Internet sites dealing with hazards, see http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/.]

The intent of this site recently launched by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is to provide information about the progress in developing a regional tsunami warning and mitigation system for the Indian Ocean.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a special report examining the causes and severity of seasonal fires attributed to changes in weather patterns and human activities. The report, The Seasonal Nature of Fires, was developed by the National Fire Data Center, part of FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration. It explores fire patterns by each season of the year, including changes in incidence and causes of all types of fires.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a new Web site for its NOAA Observing System Architecture (NOSA) that offers a comprehensive description of all of NOAA’s observing systems and their interrelationships. The geospatial information of more than 80 observing systems has been collected into a geospatial database that forms the basis for the geospatial capabilities of the Web site. Additional information on the new Web site includes details about the NOSA project and related documents.

Last-First Networks is a nonprofit resource center dedicated to advancing effective community renewal and grassroots development. Their Web site, Tools for Change, has a searchable catalog of over 11,000 resources for community renewal, social change, peace building, aid and development practice, microenterprise, advocacy, and more.

The GeoCommunity is a portal for geospatial technology professionals, a gathering place for geographic information systems, CAD, mapping, and location-based industry professionals, enthusiasts, and students. Visit the site for spatial news and up-to-date information about software, careers, events, and more.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Mitigation Best Practice Portfolio is now live. This portfolio is a collection of ideas, activities, projects, and funding sources that can help reduce or prevent the impacts of disasters. This Web page also invites users to submit their own mitigation best practices for review and possible inclusion in the portfolio.

As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety through the adoption and enforcement of key ANSI codes and standards, the National Fire Protection Agency is making several of its documents available for review online at no cost.

Initiated by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress the day after the attacks, the "September 11, 2001, Documentary Project" captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions shared in the months that followed the terrorist attacks. This online presentation features almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphics, and 21 written narratives. The complete collection is available at the American Folklife Center Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

13) Conferences and Training

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. A comprehensive list of upcoming hazards-related meetings and training is available from our Web site: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/conf.html.]

Fourth Annual International Conference on Public Safety: Technology and Counter-Terrorism. San Francisco, California: March 14-15, 2005. This conference will provide a single venue for gathering information on policy, solutions, and state-of-the-art technologies in public safety and counter-terrorism. For more information, contact Reboot Communications, Shoal Point, Suite 814, 21 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9 Canada; (250) 388-6060; e-mail: info@rebootconference.com; http://www.rebootconference.com/sanfrancisco2005/.

International Conference on Tsunami Disaster Management and Coastal Development. Host: Madras Development Society (MDS). Chennai, India: April 3-5, 2005. Among other things, this conference will discuss the recent tsunami, how such tragedies can be avoided or mitigated in the future, and how, in the aftermath of such an event, NGOs, government agencies, and other individuals and organizations can work together most effectively and efficiently. Papers are due March 10, 2005. For more information, contact MDS, 3/2, Swathi Towers, 3 Durgabai Deshmuk Road, Chennai-600 028, India; +91 44 24953915; e-mail: mds_1981@yahoo.com; http://www.mdsindia.net/.

Development and Management of Exercises to Test Emergency Plans Seminar. Sponsor: The Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies. Coventry, United Kingdom: April 14, 2005. This seminar will focus on the themes of exercise development and design, use of computer generated scenarios, and managing the aftermath of a regional exercise. For more information, contact Mandy Tipple, Coventry Centre for Disaster Management, School of Science and the Environment, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK; +44 2476 887871; e-mail: A.Tipple@coventry.ac.uk; http://www.icdds.org/.

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas: Management Using Comparative Risk Assessment and Multicriteria Decision Analysis Framework. Sponsors: NATO Programme for Security Through Science, Society for Risk Analysis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Center for Contaminated Sediments, Cambridge Environmental Inc. Thessalonica, Greece: April 20-24, 2005. This workshop will discuss applications of the analytical framework of comparative risk analysis and multicriteria decision analysis to environmental security and emergency preparedness in coastal areas and to other situations where limited environmental resources could result in major security threats. For more information, visit http://www.risktrace.com/nato/.

Working Together: Research and Development Partnerships in Homeland Security. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Boston, Massachusetts: April 27-28, 2005. This conference will focus on state-of-the-art research and development to anticipate, prevent, respond to, and recover from high-consequence chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives and cyberterrorism events. It aims to encourage research and development partnerships among scientists and engineers from government, national laboratories, universities and research institutes, and private sector firms. For more information, visit http://www.homelandsecurityresearchconference.org/.

2005 National Flood Conference: Tides of Change; Reforming the NFIP. Host: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Marco Island, Florida: May 31-June 3, 2005. This conference is intended for anyone involved in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information, contact Catherine King, 2005 National Flood Conference, 7700 Hubble Drive, Lanham, MD 20706; (301) 918-1439; e-mail: CatherineR.King@associates.dhs.gov; http://www.fema.gov/nfip/2005conf.shtm.

ASFPM 2005 Annual Conference. Organizer: Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). Madison, Wisconsin: June 11-17, 2005. Planners, engineers, consultants, watershed managers, educators, and others will gather with government officials at this annual floodplain management conference. Over 150 industry experts will conduct sessions, sharing state-of-the-art techniques, programs, resources, materials, equipment, accessories, and services related to flood mitigation, watershed management, and other community goals. For more information, contact the ASFPM, 2809 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI 53713; (608) 274-0123; e-mail: memberhelp@floods.org; http://www.floods.org/Conferences,%20Calendar/madison.asp.

GAREC-2005: The First Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference. Organizers: International Amateur Radio Union, Finnish National Amateur Radio Society. Tampere, Finland: June 13-14, 2005. The focus of this event will be on the role of the amateur radio service in emergency response and disaster management. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in its topic. In addition to members of amateur radio societies, attendees will also include representatives from national and international humanitarian institutions, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the private and academic sectors. For more information, e-mail seppo.sisatto@uta.fi or hb9aqs@arrl.org; http://www.iaru.org/emergency/.

AOGS 2005. Host: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). Singapore: June 20-24, 2005. AOGS 2005 will provide a forum for sharing, debate, and professional networking. Just as the American Geophysical Union and European Geosciences Union conferences serve the North American and European geosciences communities, AOGS 2005 will serve Asia to Oceania. It aims to bring together scientists from around the world to develop partnerships and share accumulated knowledge and experience. Abstracts are due March 1, 2005. For more information, contact Cheng-Hoon Khoo, AOGS, Secretariat Office, Meeting Matters International, 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224; +65 6466 5775; e-mail: kch@meetmatt.net; http://www.asiaoceania-conference.org/.

22nd International Tsunami Symposium. Host: Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens. Chania, Greece: June 27-29, 2005. The program of this symposium will include all aspects of tsunami science and technology, such as physics, statistics, engineering, hazards and risk assessment, numerical simulations, geological studies, instrumental warning systems, disaster prevention and mitigation, and public awareness and education. Three special sessions are also scheduled: "Tsunamis in the Mediterranean and European Seas," "Tsunami Technology and Society," and "The Indian Ocean Big Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 December 2004." Papers and abstracts are due May 10, 2005. For more information, visit http://www.gein.noa.gr/English/tsunamis.htm.

Fire-Rescue International 2005. Sponsor: International Association of Fire Chiefs. Denver, Colorado: August 11-13, 2005. This year’s program is structured to meet the needs of every fire service leader, from the up and coming company officer to the seasoned chief. The workshops will cover some of the toughest challenges fire service leaders face, including firefighter health and safety, the fire chief’s role in homeland security, violence at fire and emergency scenes, and evaluating visible smoke and fire conditions. For more information, contact the IAFC, 4025 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033; (703) 273-0911; http://www.iafc.org/conferences/fri/.

11th International Conference and Field Trip on Landslides (ICFL 2005). Organizers: Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Geological Survey of Norway, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Sintef. Trømso, Norway: September 1-10, 2005. The ICFL’s goal is to provide a favorable environment for scientists, engineers, and planners concerned about landslides to meet to discuss and exchange ideas about landslide processes, investigations, and monitoring. Topics will include landslides in quick clay, snow and slush avalanches, slides in other types of soils, impact of climate change, rock slides, risk evaluations, and landslide generated flood waves. For more information, contact ICFL05 Secretariat, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, Høgskoleringen 7A, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway; (+47) 73 59 46 02; e-mail: ICFL05@ivt.ntnu.no; http://www.ivt.ntnu.no/ICFL05/.

Kuwait First Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition. Kuwait: September 26-28, 2005. This conference is an opportunity for scientists, engineers, professionals, program managers, experts, and policy makers from the Middle East and North Africa to explore the trends and achievements in remote sensing, exchange ideas, and present and discuss recent developments and applications. The conference is designed to meet the scientific, technical, and business needs of the remote sensing community. Abstracts are due June 30, 2005. For more information, contact Promedia International; e-mail: info@promedia-international; http://www.kuwaitremotesensing.com/.

Fire Related Research and Developments-Annual Conference. Sponsor: Fire Service College. Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom: October 11-13, 2005. This annual event attracts researchers and practitioners across the fire community to discuss latest research projects on fire-related issues. The 2005 event includes a special U.S.-U.K. symposium with international panels discussing management and leadership issues within fire services. The call for papers deadline is March 25, 2005. For more information, contact Anne Eyre at anne.eyre@traumatraining.com. Details will be posted at http://www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk when they are available.

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