I would like to put your attention to Session 31 “Quality Assessments along the wood supply chain for optimal use of the forest resource” which is joinedly organised by colleagues from Division 5 and Division 3. At the moment is the session listed under Div 3 where you can find more information.
Session: “Quality Assessments along the wood supply chain for optimal use of the forest resource”
The present forest resource is limited in some parts of the world and a shortage of wood and woody biomass is identified as an obstacle for the developing bio-economy worldwide. Supply chain optimization is important for the environmental and economical production of wood based forest products. A key requirement for this optimization is that the available and future forest resources must be assigned to their best and most appropriate uses as early as possible in the forestry wood chain. The development of modern methods in remote sensing, stem form assessments and non-destructive testing of the wood can help facilitate such decision making at all stages along the wood-supply chain: pre harvest, in the forest, at road side and at the mill. Integrating the information gathered at all stages along the chain still presents some challenges.
This session seeks to promote discussion around the development and implementation of non-destructive tools and remote sensing for early characterization of the forest resource prior to primary processing. It will include topics such as new technological and modeling approaches to characterize the resource, new concepts for data management and integration throughout the supply chain and decision making based on tree and wood properties throughout the supply chain.
As we feel that the topic is really touching both “Forest products” and “Forest Operations, management and supply-chain” issues we warmly invite you to consider a contribution to the session. The Call for Abstracts is now open and will remain open until November 30th, 2016. Please feel free to forwards this email to colleagues who also might be interested in the topic.
Best wishes, Franka Brüchert
Mobil: +49-175 180 48 33
Dep. of Forest Utilisation
Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg
79100 Freiburg, Germany
phone:+49-761 4018 239
mobile: +49-175 180 48 33
fax:+49-761 4018 333