NEWFOR (NEW technologies for a better mountain FORest timber mobilization) is a research project funded by the alpine space programme. It brings together 14 institutes of the 6 countries of the alpine space with the aim of improving forest timber evaluation and mobilisation. The project considers the whole wood supply chain, from forests to wood yards, with a particular emphasis on new remote sensing technologies and geographical information systems. The project has begun in september 2011 for a 3 years duration.
Silvilaser is THE conference of the research community on Lidar and Forest Ecosystems. The 2013 edition was held in Beijing, China on Oct. 9-11. Newfor researchers presented some of their results there : Growing stock change estimation using Airborne Laser Scanning data. Hollaus Markus , Eysn Lothar , Karel Wilfried & Pfeifer Norbert, Vienna University …View full post
Two student groups from AgroParisTech made their field project on the Vercors test area – October 2013. The subjects were: Forest typology in public forests from remote sensing and field data. Private forests in the Claret Forest – under-harvesting and Lidar resource estimation. Both groups benefited from data and results produced in the framework of …View full post
Forest managers and representatives of private and public forest attended a meeting organized to present the data and results of the Vercors test area (Feb. 14th). Resource (JM Monnet) and accessibility (S. Dupire) results were presented and the data transfer was discussed. The attendance sheet is available to logged-in users.View full post
Frédéric Berger, coordinator of the Newfor project, took part in part a round table organized by the “Sustainable development” Commission of the French National Assembly on Feb. 12th, 2014. The topic was “Climate change impact in France” and F. Berger made a talk about the case of mountain areas. Project Newfor was cited when he …View full post