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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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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)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 333 872
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heikki Ahola (Mr.)
GAF AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 461 744,50
Address
Arnulfstrasse 199
80634 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gernot Ramminger (Dr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 952
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Dees (Dr.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 246
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Zebisch (Dr.)
RAPIDEYE AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 449
Address
Molkenmarkt 30
14476 Brandenburg An Der Havel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Apel (Dr.)
Remote Sensing Application Centre - ReSAC
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 242 319
Address
Tzar Assen Str. 61
1463 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ljudmila Milenova (Ms.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 56 811
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Linser (Dr.)
PLANET LABS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 161
Address
Kurfurstendamm 22
10719 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Apel (Dr.)