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Daniela Hohenstern
Institute of Forest Ecosystems

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16225 Eberswalde
Phone: +49 3334 3820 300
Fax: +49 3334 3820 354
daniela.hohenstern@thuenen.de

Contact persons for



eForest

Project

Harmonised Data and Services for the European Forest Data Centre

eForest is a platform for projects between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the „European National Forest Inventory Network“ Consortium (ENFIN). eForest aims in supporting and enhancing the basic knowledge of the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC)

Background and Objective

The implementation of EFDAC supports data hamonisation, publishing of harmonised data, espacially for international commitment needs, i.e.:

  • Ministerial Conference of theProtection of Forest in Europe(MCPFE)
  • FAO Global Forest ResourcesAssessment (GFRA)
  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Target Group

The European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC) hosted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission was established to supply European Union decision-makers with processed, quality checked and timely policy relevant forest data and information within the EU and territories where EU policies are operating.

Approach

Within this Framework Contract further Special Contracts will be established. These Special Contracts (SC) focus on specific data needs defined by Joint research Centre of the European Commission.

The Thünen-Institute (TI-WO) act in several SC as data provider and/or partly as coordinator. These SCs focus on special tasks and approaches, i.e.:

SC3 to SC8 – feasibility studies to use NFI data to enhance european forest maps, develope maps of species distribution and to implement universal estimation procedures for European harmonised estimates for different regions and visualization of different indicators.

SC13 – TI-WO is coordinator the project, which aims to develop a harmonised definition of above ground biomass in Europe and to estimate the amount of biomass for different regions in the EU using data from the National Forest Inventories (NFI).
 SC14 – TI-WO acts as a partner in this project to enhance the core software module of the European Forestry  Dynamics Model (EFDM).
SC 17 “Use of National Forest Inventories data to estimate biomass in the European Forests” is a continuation to SC 13 for nine more countries.

Links and Downloads

forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/efdac/

www.enfin.info

Thünen-Contact


Involved Thünen-Partners


Involved external Thünen-Partners


Funding Body

  • European Union (EU)
    (international, öffentlich)

Duration

12.2012 - 12.2016

More Information

Projekt type:
Project funding number: Contract Number 388432
Project status: ongoing

Publications

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  1. Redmond JJ, Gschwantner T, Riedel T, Alberdi I, Vidal C, Bosela M, Fischer C, Hernández L, Kucera M, Kuliesis A, Tomter SM, Westman M, Lanz A (2016) Comparison of wood resource assessment in National Forest Inventories. In: Vidal C, Alberdi I, Hernández L, Redmond JJ (eds) National forest inventories : assessment of wood availability and use. Cham: Springer International Publ, pp 25-53, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-44015-6_2
  2. Riedel T, Polley H, Klatt S (2016) Germany. In: Vidal C, Alberdi I, Hernández L, Redmond JJ (eds) National forest inventories : assessment of wood availability and use. Cham: Springer International Publ, pp 405-421, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-44015-6_21
  3. Alberdi I, Gschwantner T, Bosela M, Redmond JJ, Riedel T, Snorrason A, Gasparini P, Braendli UB, Fridman J, Tomter SM, Kulbokas G, Lanz A (2016) Harmonisation of data and information on the potential supply of wood resources. In: Vidal C, Alberdi I, Hernández L, Redmond JJ (eds) National forest inventories : assessment of wood availability and use. Cham: Springer International Publ, pp 55-79
  4. Henning L, Lanz A, Riedel T (2016) Use of National Forest Inventory data to estimate biomass in the European forests. In: Kohler M, Csapek G, Bauhus J (eds) FowiTa : 14. Forstwissenschaftliche Tagung 2016 Freiburg im Breisgau ; Abstracts ; 16. bis 29. September 2016. Freiburg im Breisgau: Professur für Waldbau, p 154