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Operational sustainable forestry with satellite-based remote sensing

Objective

Forests, cornerstone of the EU economy (42% of EU land) and source of multiple social and environmental benefits, need to be managed according to the sustainability principles as stated in EU Forest Strategy. However managers lack accurate / up-to-date data to support it. Traditional forest inventories characterize forests from the ecologic and dasometric perspective; but they are expensive and typically planned on a 5-10years basis. This periodicity is often much lower than required for planning forests´ commercial or recreational activities on the basis of these data. Forest change rates demand tools able to monitor, on annual basis, the forest extension, the attributes of available timber, or the different ecosystem services emerged.
MySustainableForest aims to develop a pre-commercial service and platform for forest stakeholders, compliant with open and standard interfaces, to integrate Earth Observation into the forest stakeholders’ decision making processes and operations. It will be implemented on the basis of GMV prototyped service, eoForest and will leverage on partners’ expertise on LiDAR and forest modelling. It engages relevant European public and private forest stakeholders: RAIZ (R&D branch of The Navigator Company), Croatian Forest Research Institute, Mendel University in Brno, Forest Owners Association of Navarra and Lithuania, Centre Nationale de la Propriété Forestière, European Forest Institute, and 2 innovative SMEs (MADERA+ and Föra).
Its added value will be demonstrated in 6 different bioclimatic zones from Portugal, Spain, France, Croatia, Czech Rep. and Lithuania, and across a variety of management protocols and forest usages. The economic viability of the service will be assessed and the associated business model validated. As a larger implication of MySustainableForest, it is expected that End-Users optimize their operations up to 10%, participating SMEs´ headcounts increase up to 20% and GMV market share in the sector is incremented up to 10%.

Coordinator

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Net EU contribution
€ 427 449,75
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 183 192,75
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
 

Participants (10)

RAIZ - INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO DAFLORESTA E PAPEL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 350 155,00
Address
Apartado 15 Quinta Sao Francisco
3801 501 Aveiro Eixo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
 
HRVATSKI SUMARSKI INSTITUT
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 144 887,50
Address
Cvjetno Naselje 41
10450 Jastrebarsko
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Hrvatska Sjeverna Hrvatska Zagrebačka županija
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 96 125,00
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION FORESTAL DE NAVARRA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 120 006,00
Address
Calle Alfonso El Batallador 6 Entreplanta C
31007 Pamplona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 51 431,50
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
 
LIETUVOS MISKO IR ZEMES SAVININKU ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 95 935,00
Address
A. Juozapaviciaus G. 9
09311 Vilnius
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 41 115,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PROPRIETE FORESTIERE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 100 187,50
Address
47 Rue De Chaillot, 2Eme Etage
75116 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
MADERA PLUS CALIDAD FORESTAL SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 170 625,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Parque Parque Tecnologico De Galicia Rua De Vigo 2
32901 San Cibrao Das Vinas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 125,00
FORA FOREST TECHNOLOGIES SLL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 119 862,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
C/oreste Camarca, 4 4B
42004 Soria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 51 369,75
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 192 812,50
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
GMV INNOVATING SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 57 003,63
Address
20 Farringdon Street C/o Tmf Group 8Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 24 430,12
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London