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.
This article on single tree detection benchmarking is a great example of the collaboration between project partners in order to compare methods and propose solutions for a better forest management. The corresponding dataset was made public in order to enhance possibilities of comparison and future improvements. Eysn, L.; Hollaus, M.; Lindberg, E.; Berger, F.; Monnet, …View full post
The methodologies of resource and accessibility (Sylvaccess) mapping developed during the Newfor project have been implemented in two projects involving Irstea. Project PlanEter: the tools were used to map the fuelwood resource in the Bas-Valais (Switzerland). Project report on fuelwood mapping (french) Project Forest Resource in Auvergne: the tools were used to map the forest …View full post
Dear Visitor, The NEWFOR partners agreed on making the Lidar single tree detection benchmark dataset public. We believe that having such a dataset public is an important way to help researchers test their algorithms and compare them to existing ones, thus fostering new developments and their evaluation. The data of 15 different study areas in …View full post
Forest managers and representatives of private and public forest attended a meeting organized to present the data and results of the Jura test area (Jan. 28th). 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. Le 28 janvier, une réunion de présentation …View full post