DIABOLO: Information for Europe's bioeconomy
Comprehensive information on forest ecosystems and landscape changes are collected through national forest inventories. More efforts are needed to harmonise the data to make it comparable and easy to access. The project DIABOLO tackles Europe’s social, ecological and economic challenge, by providing such a platform of exchange.|
The increasing competition for forest resources will necessitate new forest-related policies across different sectors. These policies demand relevant, harmonised, comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information. As a response to this challenge, the DIABOLO project brings together 33 partners from scientific institutions in 25 European countries, including experts in the fields of policy analysis, forest inventory and forest modelling, who have live linkages to European and national policy institutions and stakeholder networks.
Five major innovations can be expected
Klemens Schadauer, Alexandra Freudenschuß, Thomas Gschwantner and Ambros Berger from BFW are involved in three out of the six work packages. Their contributions are to map the demands for forest data of policy makers at different political levels and key forest managers, to harmonize growing stock volume and to develop models for sustainable forest ecosystems.
New methodologies developed by the different work packages will support the development of a strategy to improve knowledge communication and information exchange.
A Workshop on “Policy needs for and provision of forest information for policy making and practice in Europe: state of the art and the way forward” was organized at BFW from 19th to 20th of September 2016.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633464.
Project duration: 1.3.2015–28.2.2019.
Coordinator: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
European National Forest Inventory Network
Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW)
Austria, 1131 Vienna, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 | Tel.: +43 1 878 38-0
Autor: Freudenschuß A., Lackner M.