We would like to inform you that the registration is now open for the 21th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, which will be held in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, September 25-27, 2019. This symposium will be hosted by the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA) and is co-sponsored by USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO). This Symposium is a forum for those involved in non-destructive testing and evaluation of wood, wood-based products, and structures.
Objectives of the conference:
The objectives of this symposium are to provide the international nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood research community a venue to present results from their latest research and technology transfer activities and make them available to scientists and engineers from around the world. Networking among participants will foster new collaborative efforts, with an emphasis on implementation of non-destructive testing technologies around the globe.
Subject areas covered:
- Nondestructive characterization of wood and wood-based materials
- Evaluation of forest materials for optimal utilization
- Advanced grading technologies for solid wood and engineered wood products
- Condition assessment, evaluation, and repair of existing wood structures
- Condition assessment of historic wood artifacts and structures
- Evaluation and assessment of urban trees
- Industrial application of emerging nondestructive testing technologies
- Other nondestructive evaluation related research and development activities
Please find more information on: www.ndtesymposium.org<http://www.ndtesymposium.org>
Registration: now open
Early registration ends 14th June 2019
Regular registration closes 31th July 2019
Late registration after 31st July 2019
Accommodation booking option ends 5th July 2019
Please forward this invitation to all colleagues who might be interested in taking part in our conference.
Hoping to see you in Freiburg!
Dr. Robert J. Ross (USDA Forest Products Laboratory and Michigan Technological University)
Dr. Udo H. Sauter (Forest Reseach Institute Baden-Württemberg)
Dr. Xiping Wang (USDA Forest Products Laboratory )
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
WANGARI MAATHAI "FOREST CHAMPIONS" AWARD - ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2019 AWARDS
You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2019 CPF Wangari Maathai
"Forest Champions" Award by 10 May! This is a unique opportunity to
acknowledge an inspiring individual who has improved our forests and the
lives of people that depend on them.
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary
individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on
The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and
commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest
issues around the world. In 2019, the CPF will award another individual for
her/his outstanding achievements for forests.
The awardee will receive a cash prize of USD20,000 along with international
recognition of the outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and
sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests
play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and
The Wangari Maathai Award is an initiative of CBD, CIFOR, CITES, FAO, GEF,
ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFF and World Bank,
all members of the CPF. Nominations will be reviewed by an international
jury of renowned personalities, who will also take into consideration such
elements as empowering women, youth and civil society, fostering social
commitment, promoting networks and improving the valuation of forests in
Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may
be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional
contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions will only
be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related
responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee's kin or business
partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to
grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.
Selection: The closing date for receipt of nominations is 10 May 2019. The
awardee will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF members, which will take
into account gender and regional balance when considering potential
Announcement: The awardee will be notified of their selection via email in
mid-August 2019. This year's Wangari Maathai Award will be presented on 30
September 2019, at the XXV IUFRO World Congress to be held at Expo Unimed on
29 September - 5 October 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil.
To submit an application: Please send completed nominations to the CPF
Secretariat at cpf(a)un.org. The attached guidelines should be used when
submitting your nomination.