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.
ForestSAT is a scientific conference dedicated to forest remote sensing. The 2014 edition was held in Riva del Garda (Italy), Nov. 4-8. Several Newfor partners attended the conference and presented some outcomes of the project: NEWFOR – Enhancing the wood supply chain within the alpine space – An insight in forest delineation, stratification of growing …View full post
“LiDAR as a support for the sustainable management of mountain forests: High Susa Valley test site”View full post
The last project management meeting was held in Innsbruck on Nov. 18-19. 23 persons attended the meeting which was dedicated to the finalization of the project deliverables, as well as ideas for futur projects based on Newfor outcomes. The attendance sheet is available to logged-in users.View full post
NEWFOR @ FORMEC-FEC 2014 – Analyzing forwarder operation by consumer-grade GPS in mountainous conditions
The potential of Global Positioning System (GPS) in forestry applications has been already proven. Even if the use of GPS under forest canopy is problematic in terms of performance and accuracy, its installation on forest machineries is considered an innovative technology to extract basic information such as point to point distance, traveled distance, mean and …View full post