The project aims to create a multi-criteria decision support system for integrated forest management to strengthen forest resilience, harmonize stakeholder interests and ensure sustainability of timber flows.
Four case studies will be established, following European bio-geographical regions, to study climate resilient silvicultural management practices and new seeding and planting methods through the application of a proprietary engineered topsoil based on wood fibres. Corresponding forestry operations and disturbance concepts will be developed according to selected sustainability criteria. The information will be consolidated in a dynamic value chain model to assess the impact of the forest-wood value chain on regional development quantified by a set of economic, environmental and social indicators.
A new Multi-Criteria Decision Support System will be developed to visualise decision making by comparing Sustainable Forest Management, Forest Ecosystem synergies and trade-offs, reliable timber supply and stakeholder interests through indicators of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the FWVC, applying programming methods and milestones.
A new app will be available for stakeholders interested in the global forest timber value chain.
What will the Mediterranean Model Forest Network do?
ONEforest and the Mediterranean Model Forest Network will work hand in hand to formulate recommendations on methods joint and shared together different interest groups (e.g. forest owner, society, industry) that can be applied all across Europe.
The joint decision-making process will ultimately lead to a regionally adapted management concept with overlaps between the various stakeholder interests to better combine local strengths.
The Mediterranean Model Forest Network will work to understand and quantify common decision-making processes on forest management and to draw general recommendations on methods and approaches that can be transferred to other regions. This will result in assisting stakeholders to set up at least one additional Model Forest in each case study region. The idea is that some already established Model Forests act as tutors in these establishing processes.
1 ROSENHEIM TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES - DE - COORDINATOR
2 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO - IT
3 LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO- IT
4 UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI - SI
5 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ - AT
6 BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH - DE
7 EESTI MAAULIKOOL - EE
8 EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT - CH
9 CTFC - EN
10 TARTU ULIKOOL - EE
11 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN - DE
12 SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET - SE
13 Cesefor - ES
14 ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG - DE
15 REGIONE TOSCANA (and Secretariat of Mediterranean Model Forest Network) – IT
16 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN - DE
17 GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS - DE
Duration: 36 months
Total budget: 5.241.423,75€.