Time to apply for EFINORD–SNS networks!
“This year Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers are hosting the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial and Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM9/MI-3). Major economies from around the globe are meeting in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö May 23 – 24, 2018 to accelerate the green transition.”
“At this workshop you will have the chance to debate how we all can support expanding markets in Europe and globally for industries and enable the industrial partners to be early adaptors of trends in integrated energy markets, thus having cutting edge R&D for key technologies in future sustainable energy systems for value creation.”
For registration and tickets, visit https://podio.com/webforms/20616712/1413251
A forum for forest and wood industry professionals
A greater demand for energy, volatility in the fossil fuel markets and increasing material resource scarcity are considered as the most significant sustainability megaforces shaping European and global wood industry markets over next 15 years. Together with unstable consumer demand, uncertain policies and indifference among regulators, forest and wood industry have never experienced such significant barriers to advancing sustainability and profitability.
The goal of the International Forest Business Conference 2018 is to focus on megatrends that shape forest and wood industry sectors, highlight transformation of forest related businesses towards a low-carbon bioeconomy, discuss tensions between sustainability and cost competitiveness, and call attention to new green innovations.
Learn from Estonian world-changing IT ideas and discuss about the profiles of future workers within forestry sector!
Welcome to Estonia at the time our Presidency of the Council of the European Unions has just ended! During this time we promoted the ideas of the Europe, that must exploit benefits of technological progress that effects in constant change for citizens, businesses and governments. Also, the idea of inclusive and sustainable Europe that supports equal opportunities for high-quality education, employment, access to services and development of skills. We believe those topics to be applicable for forestry sectors around the Baltic states.
To discuss highlighted topics, we would like to invite you to the 4th Euroforester Graduate Conference in Estonia.
Our speakers shall talk about the infotechnology solutions used in Estonian forestryand we shall discuss and argue over the qualities the future forester/foresteress must withhold.
Ecology and conservation of saproxylic species and dead wood habitats in Europe
The IV dead wood course entitled Ecology and conservation of saproxylic species and dead wood habitats in Europe will take place in Finland, at the Konnevesi biological station. The course will take place on the weekend immediately following the European Congress of Conservation Biology, the course dates are 16–17 June 2018, SAT-SUN. Accommodation, food, sauna, and local transportation costs are included in the course fee.
Do you have an interest in dead wood ecology and conservation of forests and woodland landscapes in Europe? Dead wood research or conservation experience is not required. It is expected that participant have ecology and conservation education, and knowledge of entomology and mycology is welcome.
NB-NORD workshop on Big data from forest machines: Ongoing and possible future R&D activities for forest operations
Modern forest machines continuously generate large amounts of data on harvested trees and machine performance. Based on these data, smart decision support tools and models for feedback and support can be developed. Potential end-users for such tools and models are forest companies as well as forest owners and machine entrepreneurs and operators. The NB-NORD CAR therefore invites to a workshop where researchers will share ideas and experiences on working with forest data and applications and talk about future opportunities and potential obstacles on the way.
Day 1 of the workshop will be a plenary meeting including key note speakers with different perspectives on big data applications in forestry and other sectors and national perspectives from participating NB-NORD countries. Dinner will be held at Oscarsborg in the beautiful Oslofjord.
Day 2 will be focusing on workshop meetings in smaller groups where more detailed presentations on specific topics will be held by participants, followed by discussions on future possibilities and potential obstacles for development and potential areas of collaboration. A common summary and discussion will close the workshop before lunch.
1. Sources of data – CAN bus information, harvester data, other georeferenced data, other sensors…
2. Infrastructure – data standards, transmission, warehousing, ownership
3. Operator feedback and support – tools for feedback on work method, performance, machine monitoring
4. Applications – Decision support tools and models for planning and forecasting
When? June 19-20, 2018 (lunch-lunch)
Where? NIBIO – Vitenparken/Campus Ås (day 1) and Oscarsborg (day 2), Norway
Who? Researchers and special invites
Please inform Eva Skagestad (email@example.com) or Maria Nordström (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to contribute to the program (by March 31st at the latest). Presenters will be asked to send in an abstract of maximum 1 page. Link to registration will be distributed in short – last day of registration is May 1st .
Hoping to see you in Norway in June! / Forcus area Contracor forestry – Eva Skagestad (Skogkurs) and Focus area Big Data and value recovery – Erik Willén (Skogforsk) and Maria Nordström (Skogforsk)
Top researchers from Europe and North America are invited as speakers.
Conference objectives are to encourage researchers towards more dynamic ongoing cooperation and to publish a thematic journal issue with the latest results covering all aspects of the reforestation process. The presented results from the Conference should fill the gaps in knowledge about reasons of success and failure in reforestation programs.
Overall, the Conference will highlight challenges of reforestation and provide some solutions, while contributing to interactions between researchers and practitioners.
All researchers, and particularly young ones, will get additional support and opportunity to exchange information and to build their research network and collaborative abilities.
Ecology and silviculture of beech
‘Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity’
The conference is open to scientists/practitioners/polic
- Biology and ecology of beech, including genetics, physiology, paleoecology and biogeography
- Natural dynamics of beech forests and their importance for biodiversity conservation
- Management of beech forests and their role in providing ecosystem services
from February 1st 2018!