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Forest Carbon Flux and Storage Mapping Service

Objective

Forest Flux will revolutionize forestry value added services in Earth Observation (EO) by creating and piloting a cloud-based service for committed users on forest carbon assimilation and structural variable prediction using Copernicus data. The revolution is driven by sustainable forest management and anticipated by EU forest strategy, the Bioeconomy Action Pan, and the demands of environmentally aware end-users of wood industry products. Until recently, detailed information on forest carbon cycle has not been available due to a lack of scientific understanding, spatial data availability, limited processing capacity, and the complexity of implementing this information in business processes. Forest Flux will use the explosive increase in high-resolution EO data by Copernicus program and developments of cloud computing technology. It will implement world-first service platform for high-resolution maps of traditional forestry variables together with forest carbon fluxes using a holistic approach in a single processing chain. By the end of the project, forestry and carbon data will be completely integrated into the decision-making processes of selected core users and establish the leadership of European industry in sustainable utilization of forest resources. The relevant algorithms have been recently demonstrated by consortium partners. The computing infrastructure is specifically targeted for EO data and forestry users, and will be fully functional by the end of the project. The web-based human and machine interfaces will allow market access unrestricted by country boundaries and facilitate easy commercial interactions of players of different sizes and backgrounds. Dedicated user involvement, strong commercial interests, rapidly developing online markets, and demonstrated excellence of the consortium make the Forest Flux service platform sustainable beyond the end of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 818 821,25

Participants (5)

UNIQUE FORESTRY AND LAND USE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 325
Address
Schnewlinstrasse 10
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 568,75
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIMOSOL OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 248 500
Address
Hameenkatu 10
11100 Riihimaki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 169 250
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE IN SILVICULTURA MARIN DRACEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 99 925
Address
Bld Eroilor Nr 128
077190 Ilfov Voluntari
Activity type
Research Organisations