The agreement was signed by the President of the IAWF, Alen Slijepcevic, and the Executive Director of Pau Costa Foundation, Oriol Vilalta Caellas, at the GEO-SAFE Wildfire conference in Melbourne in November 2019.
The IAWF represents its members around the world who are working in or have an interest in wildfire management and research. The Pau Costa Foundation was established in 2011 in Barcelona, Spain but works across Europe and internationally on the conduct and promotion of wildfire research, information and training.
The agreement acknowledges the common interests of the two organizations and the mutual benefits that could arise from working together in activities such as training and professional development, research, and the exchange of students, researchers and fire management personnel.
The IAWF and PCF will work together on ways to better exchange knowledge and ideas on wildfire. This could include conferences and workshops; research exchanges and funding proposals, and; publications, media and social media, including