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Acronyms and abbreviations

AGEE Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (OCHA/UNEP)

ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BIRD Bi-spectral Infrared Detection (BIRD) satellite mission (DLR)

CagM Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (WMO)

CBD Convention on Biological Diversity

CBFiM community-based fire management

CFS Canadian Forest Service

CoE Council of Europe

COFO Committee on Forestry (FAO)

CRC Cooperative Research Centre

CTIF Comité Technique International du Feu (International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire/International Association of Fire and Rescue Services)

DLR German Aerospace Center

EEP Environmental Emergencies Partnership

EFFIS European Forest Fire Information System

EFNCN Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network

EHS Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU)

EOS-DIS Earth Observing System – Data and Information System

EUR-OPA European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Open Partial Agreement

FRA Global Forest Resources Assessment (FAO)

GEC Global Environment Centre

GEF Global Environment Facility

GEO Group on Earth Observations

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GFP Global Fire Partnership

GFMC Global Fire Monitoring Center

GOFC-GOLD Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (a project of GTOS, sponsored by IGOS)

GRID Global Resource Information Database

GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System

GTZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation

GWFN Global Wildland Fire Network (UN-ISDR)

IAWF International Association of Wildland Fire

IBFRA International Boreal Forest Research Association

ICS Incident Command System

IDNDR United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (1990s; since 2000 UN-ISDR)

IEWP International Early Warning Programme (UN-ISDR)

IFFN International Forest Fire News

IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project

IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy

ILO International Labour Organization

ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization

IUCN World Conservation Union

IUFRO International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (OCHA)

JRC Joint Research Centre

MCDA Military, Civil Defence and Civil Protection Assets

MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OFID OPEC Fund for International Development

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

PPEW Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning

PPP Public-Private Partnership

START System for Analysis, Research and Training

STDM Space Technology and Disaster Management Programme (UN-OOSA)

TCP Technical Cooperation Programme (FAO)

TNC The Nature Conservancy

UMD University of Maryland

UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNDRO United Nations Disaster Relief Organization (founded 1971; since 1998 OCHA)

UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFF United Nations Forum on Forests

UN-ISDR United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UN-OOSA United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

UNOSAT United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme of UNITAR (implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Project Services)

UNU United Nations University

USAID United States Agency for International Development

USFS United States Forest Service (United States Department of Agriculture)

UXO Unexploded ordnance

WCDR World Conference on Disaster Reduction

WFAG Wildland Fire Advisory Group (UN-ISDR)

WHO World Health Organization

WMO World Meteorological Organization

WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

WWRP World Weather Research Programme

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