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Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, in short BFW
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna, Austria


Owner of BFW: Republic of Austria
Supervisory body of the Federal Forest Office: Federal Ministry for Forestry, Agriculture, Environment and Water Management

Head of BFW:
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Mauser

Phone national: 01/878 38 –0
Phone international: +43 1 87838 – 0

Fax national: 01/878 38 – 1250
Fax international: +43 1/878 38 – 1250

Principal Office Vienna :
IBAN Code: AT09 6000 0000 9605 0844
Sorting Code: 60000
Account No: PSK 96.050.844
Jurisdiction : Commercial Court Vienna, FN 257240 w
VAT reg.-number: ATU 61289616
DVR No.: 0099384

Business Subject:
The Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW) is a multidisciplinary research and training institution under public law of the Federal Government of Austria. BFW supports the economically, ecologically and socially sustainable development of society through the preparation of scientific guidelines and through dissemination of knowledge for the multifunctional use of natural resources.

BFW is an information, coordination and service centre of the Federal Government of Austria, providing a range of research and training solutions in the fields of forests, natural hazards and landscape.

Research concentrates on
  • sustainable multifunctional use, management and protection of forest ecosystems and catchment areas for drinking water supply,
  • long-term changes in ecosystems and biodiversity conservation and enhancement,
  • protection against natural hazards and geo-risk management.
The mission of BFW is laid down in the provisions of the BFW Act (part of the Agricultural Law Changes Act of 2004) and the Austrian Forest Act (Federal Law Gazette No. 83/2004).

BFW is author and co-author of the information provided via the website and owner of all other intellectual property rights referred thereto. Any duplication of texts and data including (digital) storage and use on optical and electronic data processing media is not permitted without prior written agreement of BFW. The use of texts and data including feeds into online services, data bases or homepages by unauthorised third parties as well as the change or falsification of information is prohibited. However, visitors are permitted to download and print information for personal or non commercial use.

BFW is continuously checking the information provided via its websites. Despite all carefulness, the data might have changed in the meantime. BFW does not assume any liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. BFW reserves itself the right to change or complete parts of the information provided.
BFW is not liable for the information offered via the websites. BFW websites may contain links to websites of other information providers. BFW accepts no responsibility nor liability for the contents of these websites.
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