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Mar
26
Tue
2019
NordGen Forest theme day: Forest seed and plant supply for a Nordic future climate @ Skogplanter Midt-Norge, Kvatninga, Namsos
Mar 26 @ 10:30 – 16:30

“NordGen Skog inviterer, i samarbeid med Landbruks- og matdepartementet, Skogfrøverket og Arena skog, til temadag om frø- og skogplanteforsyning i et framtidsperspektiv.

Hva trenger skogbruket? Hvordan skal vi sørge for best mulig frømateriale i framtiden, og hvordan utnytte det nordiske samarbeidet?

Vi får besøk av Erik Dahl Kjær, professor ved København universitet, som gjennom mange år har arbeidet med bruk av utenlandske treslag i et klimaperspektiv. I løpet av dagen vil det bli omvisning og presentasjon av det nye foredlingssenteret på Kvatninga.”

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Workshop: People and networks matter – enabling sustainable bioeconomy transition @ Karlstad University
Mar 27 @ 08:30 – Mar 28 @ 17:00

Transforming the current economy into a ‘new’ bioeconomy needs changed institutional frameworks at regional and national level, sensitive to and inclusive of place­based knowledge. This conference seeks to better understand the role of people and networks in this transition. Welcome to Karlstad 27-28 of March 2019!

May
1
Wed
2019
Southeast US wood pellet workshop @ University of Georgia
May 1 @ 12:00 – May 3 @ 12:00

Adequacy of spatial databases for conducting Risk Assessments of sustainable wood sourcing practices of the U.S. industrial wood pellet industry supplying European energy demand 1 – 2 May 2019: Indoor technical workshop 3 May (half-day): Collaboration session — BioSTAR proto-type visualization tool University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA Goal: Engage stakeholders to identify ways to improve data and data use for documenting sustainable forest management in wood pellet supply chains.

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May
27
Mon
2019
NOVA course: Hybrid Inference @ Ås, Norway
May 27 @ 08:30 – May 31 @ 17:00

From the NoVA website:

Course Description
In sample surveys, there are two main inferential approaches: the design-based and model-based. The probability sampling theory is part of the former, regression analysis and econometrics provide estimators within the latter inferential mode. Hybrid inference was developed by Nordic scientists to satisfy needs in surveys of natural resources in which auxiliary data from remote sensing play an important role. The new hybrid inference combines properties of the design- and model-based approaches and accounts for uncertainties due to both design and model. The course will provide a general and practical view, as well as a deeper scientific understanding of the new hybrid inferential approach.

Content
The course will focus on the hybrid inferential approach for surveying discrete and continuous natural populations in the presence of auxiliary data. It includes elements from sampling survey theory, such as general sampling concept for discrete and continuous populations, sampling with fixed area plots, relascope sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling; as well as elements from regression analysis, such as ordinary least squares regression, generalized least squares regression and maximum likelihood estimators.

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Jun
5
Wed
2019
Conference: Oleofuels @ Venice
Jun 5 @ 09:00 – Jun 6 @ 17:00

From the Oleofuels website: “Already on its 12th edition of a very successful series, Oleofuels 2019 will bring together senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel and HVO industries to discuss the latest market advancements, developments & business opportunities. The event will cover current challenges and issues faced by the industry and provide an in depth outlook and overview of today`s European & global Oleofuels markets. Policies and regulations, updates on feedstock availability & supplies, followed by cutting – edge technologies helping to meet new emerging transport decarbonisation trends, will provide a basis for an informative and balanced discussion for participants from the across entire supply chain.”

Aug
19
Mon
2019
NOVA: Advanced course of innovation systems in circular bioeconomy @ Viikki Campus and Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Aug 19 @ 08:30 – Aug 23 @ 05:00

From NOVA website:

Course Description
The aim of this course is to provide a systematic overview of innovation, innovation systems, and their roles in industrial transformation to the circular bioeconomy. Innovation is the necessary ingredient for successful transition of existing governments, companies and societies toward a sustainable future pathway. 

The proposed course has emphasis on the theoretical aspects of innovation system development. The empirical examples are drawn particularly from the business management, governance and networks of especially food and forest sectors finding ways to lead and adapt to the systemic sustainability transition. 
Furthermore, the course brings insights from the economic geography literature in the context of cross-border collaboration networks. 

The course is designed to bring about collaboration among a broad set of interdisciplinary bioeconomy and circular economy researchers working with the sectors depending on sustainable use of natural resources. We anticipate participation of PhD students from multiple disciplines, industry sectors and countries.

Content

The course aims to clarify the foundational concept and applications of innovation literature drawing concrete examples from the industry.

The examples of conceptual topics covered in the course:

  • Organizational culture of innovation
  • Business models and cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Innovations in mature industries
  • New product development and innovation diffusion
  • Social entrepreneuship
  • Open innovation
  • Governance of sustainable innovation system
  • Regional innovation systems
  • Cross-border cooperation in the context of sustainable development

 

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