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.
Two models developed at Irstea Grenoble within the framework of the Newfor Project have been presented during the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 5-11 October 2014. This international event is programmed every 4 years. This year it gathered about 2500 professionals from the forestry sector …View full post
Jean-Matthieu Monnet and Éric Mermin. 2014. “Cross-Correlation of Diameter Measures for the Co-Registration of Forest Inventory Plots with Airborne Laser Scanning Data.” Forests 5(9), pp. 2307-2326. Article available online at http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/5/9/2307 Abstract: Continuous maps of forest parameters can be derived from airborne laser scanning (ALS) remote sensing data. A prediction model is calibrated between local …View full post
Some outcomes of Newfor project were presented at the Fifth Forest Engineering Conference during September 23-26, 2014 in Gerardmer, France. P. Magaud and A. Bouvet from FCBA presented a poster about “Productivity analysis of current cable yarding operations in “the French Alps“. Th. Carrette and Ch. Ginet from FCBA gave a talk about “Analysis of …View full post
On 5th of September 2014 the Slovenia Forest Service and Slovenian Forestry Institute, organized a professional field trip in the Postojna region (Slovenia), for the participants of the Austrian forestry days, which took place from 3rd to 5th of September 2014. The purpose of the excursion was to present the consequences of icebreak in Postojna …View full post