EUFODOS

European Forest Downstream Services- Improved Information on Forest Structure and Damages

 Coordinatore JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH 

 Organization address address: LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mathias
Cognome: Schardt
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 876 1754
Fax: +43 316 876 1720

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Austria [AT]
 Sito del progetto http://www.eufodos.info/
 Totale costo 3˙387˙931 €
 EC contributo 2˙499˙724 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-01-01   -   2013-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

 Organization address address: LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mathias
Cognome: Schardt
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 876 1754
Fax: +43 316 876 1720

AT (GRAZ) coordinator 581˙170.00
2    GAF AG

 Organization address address: ARNULFSTRASSE 199
city: Munich
postcode: 80634

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gernot
Cognome: Ramminger
Email: send email
Telefono: 4989120000000
Fax: +49 89 12152879

DE (Munich) participant 461˙744.50
3    ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

 Organization address address: FAHNENBERGPLATZ
city: FREIBURG
postcode: 79085

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Matthias
Cognome: Dees
Email: send email
Telefono: 497612000000
Fax: 497612000000

DE (FREIBURG) participant 363˙952.00
4    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Heikki
Cognome: Ahola
Email: send email
Telefono: 358207000000
Fax: 358207000000

FI (ESPOO) participant 333˙872.00
5    ACCADEMIA EUROPEA PER LA RICERCA APPLICATA ED IL PERFEZIONAMENTO PROFESSIONALE BOLZANO (ACCADEMIA EUROPEA BOLZANO)

 Organization address address: VIALE DRUSO 1
city: BOLZANO
postcode: 39100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marc
Cognome: Zebisch
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0471 055372
Fax: +39 0471 055399

IT (BOLZANO) participant 260˙246.00
6    Remote Sensing Application Centre - ReSAC

 Organization address address: Tzar Assen Str. 61
city: Sofia
postcode: 1463

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ljudmila
Cognome: Milenova
Email: send email
Telefono: 35929800731
Fax: 35929818216

BG (Sofia) participant 242˙319.00
7    BLACKBRIDGE AG

 Organization address address: KURFURSTENDAMM 22
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10719

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marcus
Cognome: Apel
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3381 8904 510
Fax: +49 3381 8904 101

DE (BERLIN) participant 161˙161.00
8    UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH

 Organization address address: Spittelauer Laende 5
city: WIEN
postcode: 1090

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stefanie
Cognome: Linser
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 1 31304 3402
Fax: 431313000000

AT (WIEN) participant 56˙811.00
9    RAPIDEYE AG

 Organization address address: Molkenmarkt 30
city: Brandenburg an der Havel
postcode: 14476

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marcus
Cognome: Apel
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3381 8904 510
Fax: +49 3381 8904 101

DE (Brandenburg an der Havel) participant 38˙449.00

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network    providers    foundations    sustainable    mapping    service    natural    managers    pre    community    functional    involvement    scanning    gmes    fds    sustainability    damage    monitoring    satellite    validation    regional    protective    eufodos    downstream    economic    services    core    forests    forest    hazards    manner    laser    data    land   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'It is the overall aim of EUFODOS to develop specific Forest Downstream Services (FDS) that are urgently required by regional European users in an economically viable manner and utilise the GMES Land Forest Core products as a basis for the development of these services. The specific FDS which will be examined and developed to a pre-operational level are related to assessment of forest damage and mapping forest functional parameters. As the GMES Land Core products are not yet operational the FDS will thus also provide a “pre-operational validation of the GMES services and products.” The FDS programme is based on 3 foundations: technical/methodological developments which will be based on an approach that combines Earth Observation (EO) and in-situ data as well as the GMES Forest Core products; the formation of a functional Service Network (SN) which includes effective representation/involvement of the user community, the service providers and the research community; and the assessment of the economic feasibility of developing the service cases such that they are sustainable. Thus these foundations form the following programme objectives: 1. Development of a FDS Service Network comprised of service providers, users and the research community for effective involvement of all stakeholders and service delivery. 2. The investigation and implementation of methodologies for forest degradation assessment and forest functions parameter mapping for the provision of pre-operational systems. 3. The users commitments to participate in the validation of the Core products, as well as the utility assessment of the downstream services within their own work practices. 4. The assessment of the economic cases for these different regional downstream services to ensure sustainability. All the objectives will be fulfilled within the lifespan of the EUFODOS programme.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

In an EU project satellite and laser scanning data were used by researchers for European forests and the results were made available for forest managers.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

European forests provide resources such as wood, harbour entire ecosystems and affect the climate of the continent. For these forests to be maintained in a healthy and sustainable way, authorities require detailed information on nature's delicate balance.

The EU-funded 'European forest downstream services- Improved information on forest structure and damages' (http://www.eufodos.info (EUFODOS)) project devised high-tech means to provide the required information.

Researchers used satellite and laser scanning technologies to gather information on forest status in a much more cost-effective manner than current technology and practice permit. This enabled authorities to take action against forest damage, and encouraged sustainable forest management through new methods, monitoring of commercial activity and protective initiatives against natural hazards in mountainous regions.

Using spaceborne and airborne sensor platforms streamlines the process of gathering information and is far more efficient than using field trips and helicopter flights. This can help assess damage from fires, storms and insect infestations; plan sustainable logging; update forest maps; and support forest information systems for protective forest planning and damage assessment.

The project team defined user needs and articulated the concept of the EUFODOS information system. Researchers also developed operational toolboxes for distribution to users and service providers.

Tests to validate the technology were conducted in forests in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland and Finland. The experiments proved that remote sensing is a very valuable tool for monitoring and to sustain protective forests, paving the way for large-scale deployment of the system.

Finally, EUFODOS developed a number of information products to help managers and researchers to maintain forests in a sustainable way. These were incorporated into a greater EU system of global data products for research and monitoring.

Once the forest monitoring tools are available, Europe's authorities will have a powerful resource to encourage forest sustainability and help to protect our environment from natural hazards.

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