OPEN CALL 4 April-31 August 2022
Nordic forests are more exposed and vulnerable to damages such as fire, flood, pests and pathogens due to climate change. Collaboration between nations is a vital tool to learn how to manage the risks at hand.
Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network (ForBioeconomy) hereby announce a joint research network call, focus is prevention and risk management of forest damage in the Nordic region.
We also invite networks that relate to the general focus areas of the SNS strategy:
- Forest resources as a base for value creation and rural development
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Safeguarding of forest biodiversity
Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network call for networks each year. The aim of the call is to promote collaboration and strengthen forest research related to bioeconomy in the Nordic region by networking activities.
Projects are expected to relate to the specific focus area of the call and/or to the following prioritised focus areas of the SNS strategy plan (PDF): forest resources as a base for value creation and rural development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and safeguarding of forest biodiversity.
The aim is to strengthen forest research in the Nordic region, bridge gaps between research and practice and to promote cross sectoral collaboration of sectors within a sustainable bioeconomy.
Network outputs should be useful for the Nordic community and should include knowledge exchange across national borders through e.g. arranging workshops, seminars, scientific meetings or open conferences. Networks could also write large-scale research funding applications, design policy recommendations based on research findings, produce peer-reviewed scientific papers, and create or maintain databases or websites.
Successful applicants may receive funds of approximately 100 000-200 000 SEK for activities over the course of one year, covering at most 50% of the total budget for the network. Each gender must be represented by a minimum of 40% of the participants in the network and PhD students and early career researchers should be included in the network.
Participants in submitted networks should represent at least five countries consisting of three research institutions in the Nordic* region AND two research institutions in additional countries of relevance for the activities of the network.
*Nordic is defined as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands.
Annual networks with activities in 2022:
- N2022-01 Nordic Network for Polyploid Trees (POLYTREE)
- N2022-02 Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics (SSFE)
- N2022-03 Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE)
- N2022-04 Stronger together – facilitating efforts in birch breeding in the Baltic sea region
- N2022-05 Ecological restoration methods for sustainable forest use
- N2022-06 Northern European Forest Ungulate Network (NEFUN)
- N2022-07 Biochar in forestry
- N2021-01 Northern European Forest Ungulate Network (NEFUN)
- N2021-02 Promoting sustainable forestry in a growing bioeconomy for Europe (PROFOR)
- N2021-03 The Nordic-Baltic Co-operation group of Forest Inventory
- N2021-04 Nordic Growth and Yield Researchers Network
- N2021-05 Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering
- N2021-06 Nordic Network on Forest Policy Science