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.
Sylvaccess : automated mapping of forest accessibility – (un modèle pour cartographier automatiquement l’accessibilité des forêts)
A french publication presents the automated tool Sylvaccessfor forest accessibility mapping, developped during the Newfor project. This tool is available in open-source. Dupire, Sylvain ; Bourrier, Franck ; Monnet, Jean-Matthieu ; Frédéric Berger 2015 – Sylvaccess : un modèle pour cartographier automatiquement l’accessibilité des forêts. – Revue Forestière Française, 2015, 70, 2, pp. 111-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.4267/2042/57902 …View full post
Silvilaser is THE conference of the research community on Lidar and Forest Ecosystems. The 2015 edition was held in La Grande Motte, France on Sept. 28-30. Newfor researchers presented some of their results there : Eysn, L., Monnet J.-M. & Hollaus, M., 2015. A benchmark of single tree detection methods using data from alpine forests. …View full post
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 three 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