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A Multi-Criteria Decision Support System For A Common Forest Management to Strengthen Forest Resilience, Harmonise Stakeholder Interests and Ensure Sustainable Wood Flows

Objective

Forest ecosystems cover 42 % of the European Union’s total land area and strong efforts have been made to facilitate an increase of multiple forest ecosystem services to form robust forest stands. However, all ecosystems recently have been hit by rapidly changing climatic conditions, e.g. long lasting droughts, heavy rain events, frequent and intensive storms, pests and forest fires. To address this within future silviculture management concepts, forest operations and wood supply, all stakeholders along the Forest Wood Value Chain will need to form a common idea of future forest management, while none of them can increase its benefit without harming another one.
Therefore, four Case Studies Regions will be established, following Europe’s biogeographical regions, to study climate-resilient silvicultural management practices and new methods of seeding and planting by the application of an own engineered topsoil cover based on wood fibres. Corresponding forest operations and concepts of actions in case of disturbances will be developed under selected sustainability criteria. Stakeholders will be activated in the participative process of socio-economic studies. The information will be consolidated in Dynamic Value Chain Model to assess the impact of the Forest-Wood Value Chain on regional development quantified by a set of economic, environmental and social indicators. The newly developed Multi-Criteria Decision Support System visualises decision-making by comparing Sustainable Forest Management, synergies and trade-offs of Forest Ecosystems, reliable wood supply, and stakeholder interests through FWVC indicators of social, economic, and environmental dimensions, by applying methods of Goal Programming. The easy-to-use software application will be available for Forest-Wood Value Chain stakeholders globally. All ONEforest results will be implemented in new Model Forests, being part of the International Model Forest Network for regional adapted forest management concept.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-2
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ROSENHEIM / TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
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Hochschulstrasse 1
83024 Rosenheim
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 773 525

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 822,50
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 875
Address
Piazza Universita 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 254 125
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 139 767,50
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 181 503,75
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 496 683,75
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Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
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Research Organisations
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 287 937,50
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
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Research Organisations
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 875
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 313 388,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CENTRO DE SERVICIOS Y PROMOCION FORESTAL Y DE SU INDUSTRIA DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 066,25
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Poligono Industrial Las Casas Calle C Parcela 4
40005 Soria
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Research Organisations
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
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€ 335 850
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Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIONE TOSCANA
Italy
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€ 193 946,25
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Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati - Piazza Del Duomo 10
50122 Firenze
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 000
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Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
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€ 314 901,25
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Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT NATURGEMASSE WALDWIRTSCHAFT EV
Germany
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€ 202 500
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Schwabisch Hall
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CLIMATE ENDOWMENT GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 8 437,50
Address
Oberanger 38
80331 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)