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Storm damaged forest: efficient and safe harvesting and log conservation methods

Objective

Storms regularly strongly damage the European forests. The estimated 180 million m3 of fallen trees constitutes a great experimental field for improvement of methods for efficient and safe harvesting and log conservation. Harmonised procedures will be defined for evaluation and comparison of methods. A complete survey of publications and patents will collect the available methods and their implementation conditions. Remaining unsolved questions will be identified; an inventory of ongoing research will show the relevant additional experiments to be conducted. Partners will organise exploitation of ongoing and additional experiments. Short-term staff exchange will facilitate experience sharing. A technical users' guide, also accessible via a web site, and a technical seminar, will ensure efficient dissemination.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU BOIS ET DE L'AMEUBLEMENT
Address
Avenue De Saint-mandé 10
75012 Paris
France

Participants (12)

ASSOCIATION FORET CELLULOSE
France
Address
Route De Bonnencontre
21170 Charrey Sur Saone
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane
WD2 7JR Watford
CENTRO DA BIOMASSA PARA A ENERGIA
Portugal
Address
Zona Industrial Do Valfeijao
3220 Miranda Do Corvo
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Mommsenstrasse 13
01062 Dresden
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Campus At Silwood Park, Road A329 (Virginia Water
SW7 2AZ London
MINISTERIUM LAENDLICHER RAUM BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
Germany
Address
Wonnhaldestrasse 4
79100 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via A.barazzuoli 23
50136 Firenze
NORWEGIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleveien, 12
1432 Aas
SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Duebendorf
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
13,Buelowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
King Henry I Street
PO1 2DY Portsmouth