Coupling water, fire and climate resilience with biomass production from forestry to adapt watersheds to climate change
RESILIENT FORESTS has achieved important milestones during the lasts few months. The DSS (Decision Support System) tool is now totally capable of answering the four management questions: how much, how, when and where. Furthermore, a new process-based model, BIOME-BGC_MuSo, has been added in order to provide accurate results just at stand scale. We have also developed a route map to communicate with stakeholders and replicate the project in other areas. Actually, we have maintained several meetings with stakeholders from all over Europe, as the interest on the project is significantly rising. Finally, the project implementation in our pilot site Serra (E of Spain) is going to take place after the COVID crisis.
On the 26th April, Resilient Forests’ partners organised an online panel discussion together with the representatives of other four EU funded projects (LIFE and H2020 programmes). The event took place in the speaker’s corner of the 29th (virtual) European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.
The scope of the debate was to address the importance of Forest Management, which is a crucial element for a society aiming for net zero emission and biodiversity preservation. A careful and data-driven management of forests can secure and improve CO2 storage, increase the eco-resilience of the managed areas, reduce fire risks and secure a sustainable supply of biomass. For these and many other reasons, Forest management is a key factor to consider in our energy transition and should be duly considered by upcoming EU initiatives on forests and biodiversity.
We have launched a news series of infographics describing the Decision Support System developed by the project and our forest management approach!
In this infographic you can see how the Forest Management approach developed in our project works.
The main tool is a Decision Support System (DSS tool) which allows forest managers to select the IR objectives and choose the optimum approach to reach them.
Thinning the Wood? the DSS tool tells you HOW to do it!
The project LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS – Coupling water, fire and climate resilience with biomass production from forestry to adapt watersheds to climate change is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union under contract number LIFE 17 CCA/ES/000063.
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