Coordinatore di progetto: TUULA PACKALEN
Distributed, integrated and harmonized forest information for bioeconomy outlooks
|Europe’s bioeconomy is expected to foster economic growth and to tackle significant societal challenges with less harmful environmental effects through innovative, sustainable and inclusive use of European forest resources. Increasing demand for biomass and other ecosystem goods and services calls for changes in forest-related policies at different levels and across different sectors.
Accordingly, the recent Forest Strategy provides clear signals towards the need for harmonised information for mapping and assessing the dynamic state of forest ecosystems and their services.
Building upon scientific advances in the COST E4, E39, E43, USEWOOD, FORSYS and ORCHESTRA; the networks ENFIN, EFFIS and SOSIN; the FP7 projects EUFODOS, S2BIOM, INTEGRAL and SIMWOOD, the project DIABOLO aims to:
i) strengthen the methodological framework towards more accurate, harmonised and timely forest information, e.g. on growing stock, biomass, carbon, NWFP; enable the analysis of sustainable biomass supply derived from multipurpose and multisource national forest inventories; and facilitate near real-time forest disturbance monitoring, e.g. on forest fires, storm, drought, insect outbreaks;
ii) support EU policy processes, international reporting obligations, and forest administration and forest planning entities with new methodologies and EU-wide consistent forest information; and
iii) make innovative use of existing field-collected data and EC space-based applications of EO and satellite positioning systems with reference to INSPIRE and GEOSS, and global monitoring systems such as REDD+, FLEGT and UNFF.
To deliver high impact, beyond state-of-the-art work within the ecological and socio-economic diversity in Europe, the transdisciplinary DIABOLO involves experts in quantitative modelling, policy science and NFIs, from 25 European countries, committed to provide new methodologies and information for various end-uses, including EFDAC (FISE) at JRC, GLOBIOM at IIASA and work at FAO/UNECE.|
|EEPP - Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE |
|CRA - Unità di ricerca per il monitoraggio e la pianificazione forestale (MPF)|
|Commissione Europea - Research Executive Agency (REA) - Unit P3 - Marie Curie Integration Grants and Researcherd' Night - Research Executive Agency (REA) - Unit P3 - Marie Curie Integration Grants and Researcherd' Night|