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Newfor @ ForestSAT 2014

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 …

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Last project management meeting

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.

Newfor present at IUFRO World Congress

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 …

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Co-Registration of Forest Inventory Plots with ALS Data

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 Abstract: Continuous maps of forest parameters can be derived from airborne laser scanning (ALS) remote sensing data. A prediction model is calibrated between local …

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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 …

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Newfor Summer School Program and Presentations

The Newfor summer school was held in Asiago (July 21-26). 29 students from 9 countries attended the summer school which proposed both theoretical courses, lab sessions and outdoor fieldwork. The final program of the summer school is presented below. All presentations are available under the Creative Commons 3.0 licence so feel free to use them …

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Newfor @ summer school « Mass movement, torrent erosion: which tools to measure topography and its evolution? »

Some outputs of the Newfor project were presented during the summer school « Mass movement, torrent erosion: which tools to measure topography and its evolution? » organised in the framework of the project CTE – Interreg IV Alcotra « RiskNET » (June 16th-20th). 35 persons, including students, researchers and practitioners were attending the summer school. JM Monnet …

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Practitioner Workshop in Montafon, Austria (April 15th, 2014)

Nine forest managers or practitioners participated in the workshop in Montafon (Austria), which aimed at validating the forest maps derived from airborne laser-scanning (ALS) data using object based image analysis (OBIA) in the field. The forest maps were assessed in respect to their information content, usability in the field and as planning basis for forest …

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Forest Machinery database

As an ouput of the project, the BFW presents a database of more than 700 forest machineries with associated costs. The database is available in german and english at:

Fifth project management meeting in Vienna, Austria on 2-3 April 2014

In April 2014 a NEWFOR project management meeting was organized and hosted by the project partner TU Wien. In total 33 members of the project consortium came toghether in Vienna, Austria for two days to discuss project related topics as for example the progress of Workpackages or management issues and to be informed about recent …

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