The CSC is responsible for the scientific program of the event. The Scientific Committee of IUFRO 2019 is formed by Dr. Jerome Klaas Vanclay (Chair of CSC – Southern Cross University, Australia), by the IUFRO divisions coordinators (or their representatives), by the representative of the International Forestry Students’ Association, by invited specialists and by a COC representative.
The COC is responsible for organizing the event, getting involved in the organization of the Congress technical exhibition and planning the pre-, in- and post-congress activities. It is also the COC responsibility to support the Scientists Assistance Program, favoring the involvement and participation of young scientists from developing countries.
COC IUFRO2019 counts on people from several Brazilian institutions, all engaged and motivated to organize an excellent congress.
Raimundo Deusdará Filho (General Director of the Brazilian Forest Service) and Edson Tadeu Iede (General Manager of Embrapa Forestry) represent the national institutions responsible for the congress organization and they ensure the necessary institutional support, as well as the institutional political articulation at the national level.
The COC is composed of a core group (SFB and Embrapa) and subcommittees that are led by different institutions. The coordinator institutions of each subcommittee are still forming their teams.
The engaged team is:
The Curitiba Tourism Institute and the city Convention Bureau are also participating in the organization of the congress. The COC also has the support of the Botanical Museum of Curitiba and the Brazilian Institute of Tourism (Embratur).
The COC of IUFRO 2019 also counts on the guidance and support of scientists with expertise in the most diverse areas of forestry that will compose the Advisory Council, informally called IUFRO 2019 Ambassadors. Two ambassadors already accepted the invitation: Dr. Allan Bojanic, representative of FAO in Brazil and Dr Richard Guldin, Chair of the IUFRO 2014 COC.