Category: Activities

WP8 – Logistical planning strategy

There is a need to frequently adjust the planning of forest management to new economical evidence as well as to unforeseenable developments. Such an adaptive management needs to balance ecological, social and economic factors. The main objective of this WP is to provide forest managers and decision makers with reliable information for the evaluation of …

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WP7 – Costs and benefits evaluation

NEWFOR aims at developping helping decision tools dedicated to defining strategies for sustainable mountain wood supply chain. To fulfil this objective the wp4, 5 and 6 have been building up with the objective of developing tools for identifying forest resources, their accessibility and connectivity to the wood market. In order to achieve the demarche, and …

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WP6 – Forest and industry connectivity

Once the forest resources and accessibility are characterized, then remains the issue of the connectivity between wood piles in the forests and wood yard of mills. The objective of this work package is to answer to this question.

WP5 – Forest accessibility

After the identification of forest resources, the second step of an efficient forest management is to evaluate the accessibility of these resources. In mountain area topography is the main constraint to a technical and economically efficient harvesting. This WP will demonstrate how to use topographic LiDAR data in geographic information systems (GIS) for an optimal …

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WP4 – Forest resources & LiDAR

Recent developments in LiDAR technology, combined to other available data sources (aerial photographs, aerial photo series by UAVs,…), are now allowing a precise mapping of mountain forest resource volumes and qualities. Integrating this technology will provide an innovative response to the challenges of a precise and robust knowledge on the available growing stocks. The objective …

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