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The ForestWard Observatory to Secure Resilience of European Forests

Objective

FORWARDS will prototype The ForestWard Observatory to provide (a) timely and detailed information on European forests’ vulnerability to climate change impacts, (b) science-based knowledge to guide management using the principles of climate-smart forestry, ecosystem restoration, and biodiversity preservation (CSF & Restoration), and (c) stakeholder engagement and public participation in decision-making processes. We capitalize on data from existing networks (e.g. ICP Forests) and expand this with a Network of Pilot sites through 5 FORWARDS Demo cases plus ~50 trials established via grants to third parties. We will reconcile the current divide between forest information obtained from the ground and remote sensing by incorporating the concept of Monitoring Supersites and novel approaches to more comprehensively characterize cause-effect relationships of forest disturbances. Tools for European-wide forward-looking and spatially explicit projections on forests as well as regionalized CSF & Restoration trajectories will be developed jointly with stakeholders to evaluate synergies and trade-offs of conversion and restoration activities. These will be used to provide good practice guidance on effective CSF & Restoration management practices. The ForestWard Observatory will be constructed under the principle of co-design to address the information needs by users and stakeholders. FORWARDS interacts with several established networks on CSF & Restoration and effectively utilizes five dedicated grant calls to implement forest observations and test CSF & restoration measures. The ambition is for The ForestWard Observatory to become a long-lasting legacy of FORWARDS, which supports decision making across scales to boost the uptake of good CSF & Restoration management practice throughout Europe (local scale for management practice), while efficiently informing about climate change and disturbance impacts and resilience of European forests (regional to EU scale for policy making).

Coordinator

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 845 243,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 845 243,75

Participants (15)

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 7 313 187,50
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 7 313 187,50
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 601 890,00
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 601 890,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 433 426,00
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso

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Region
Sud Molise Campobasso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 433 426,00
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 556 500,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 556 500,00
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 766 125,00
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 766 125,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 113 225,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 113 225,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 608 937,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 608 937,50
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 214 250,00
Address
Rigas Iela 111
2169 Salaspils

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Region
Latvija Latvija Pierīga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 214 250,00
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 522 375,00
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 522 375,00
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 598 750,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 598 750,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 466 875,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 466 875,00
ESSRG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 293 125,00
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 293 125,00
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 186 250,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 186 250,00
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 62 500,00
Address
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 62 500,00
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 35 000,00
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 35 000,00

Partners (3)

EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Gwynedd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data