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European Forest Downstream Services- Improved Information on Forest Structure and Damages

European Forest Downstream Services- Improved Information on Forest Structure and Damages

Objective

It is the overall aim of EUFODOS to develop specific Forest Downstream Services (FDS) that are urgently required by regional European users in an economically viable manner and utilise the GMES Land Forest Core products as a basis for the development of these services. The specific FDS which will be examined and developed to a pre-operational level are related to assessment of forest damage and mapping forest functional parameters. As the GMES Land Core products are not yet operational the FDS will thus also provide a “pre-operational validation of the GMES services and products.”
The FDS programme is based on 3 foundations: technical/methodological developments which will be based on an approach that combines Earth Observation (EO) and in-situ data as well as the GMES Forest Core products; the formation of a functional Service Network (SN) which includes effective representation/involvement of the user community, the service providers and the research community; and the assessment of the economic feasibility of developing the service cases such that they are sustainable. Thus these foundations form the following programme objectives:
1. Development of a FDS Service Network comprised of service providers, users and the research community for effective involvement of all stakeholders and service delivery.
2. The investigation and implementation of methodologies for forest degradation assessment and forest functions parameter mapping for the provision of pre-operational systems.
3. The users commitments to participate in the validation of the Core products, as well as the utility assessment of the downstream services within their own work practices.
4. The assessment of the economic cases for these different regional downstream services to ensure sustainability.
All the objectives will be fulfilled within the lifespan of the EUFODOS programme.
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Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 581 170

Administrative Contact

Mathias Schardt (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 333 872

GAF AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 744,50

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 363 952

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 260 246

RAPIDEYE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 449

Remote Sensing Application Centre - ReSAC

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 242 319

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 56 811

BLACKBRIDGE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 161 161

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262786

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 387 931,93

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 724,50

Coordinated by:

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria