Purpose: The purpose of this symposium is to once again convene air quality, fire, and smoke specialists from the research community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local/state/federal government agencies and tribes to discuss the state-of-the-science and state-of-the-applied-science for smoke management and addressing the air quality impacts of wildland fire smoke.
- Create an international forum to discuss complex smoke issues surrounding both wildland and agricultural fire.
- Identify research gaps and priorities for smoke science and air quality communities to address and meet contemporary challenges regarding public health, transportation safety, fire personnel exposure and changes in climate.
- Increase awareness of ongoing smoke science research for professionals engaged in fire activities, air quality management, resource stewardship, military land-use activities, and emergency services.
- Provide innovative training opportunities for managers and operational professionals through a virtual platform.
- Showcase contemporary science and technologies to promote pioneering management and policy strategies.
- Raise awareness of the global diversity of approaches, issues, ideas and mitigation strategies in fire behavior and smoke management as they pertain to ecological concerns, social perceptions, and economic issues.
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