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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%.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2017
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Coordinator

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

Participants (10)

RAIZ - INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO DAFLORESTA E PAPEL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 350 155
Address
Apartado 15 Quinta Sao Francisco
3801 501 Aveiro Eixo
Activity type
Research Organisations
HRVATSKI SUMARSKI INSTITUT
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 144 887,50
Address
Cvjetno Naselje 41
10450 Jastrebarsko
Activity type
Research Organisations
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 96 125
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION FORESTAL DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 006
Address
Calle Alfonso El Batallador 6 Entreplanta C
31007 Pamplona
Activity type
Other
LIETUVOS MISKO IR ZEMES SAVININKU ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 95 935
Address
A. Juozapaviciaus G. 9
09311 Vilnius
Activity type
Other
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PROPRIETE FORESTIERE
France
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)
MADERA PLUS CALIDAD FORESTAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 625
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)
FORA FOREST TECHNOLOGIES SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 862,75
Address
C/oreste Camarca, 4 4B
42004 Soria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 192 812,50
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
GMV INNOVATING SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
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)