3DForEcoTech

COST ACTION CA20118

Three-dimensional Forest Ecosystem Monitoring and Better Understanding by Terrestrial-based Technologies

About

Introduction to the Action

3DForEcoTech project aims to establish a strong network of scientists and stakeholders (i.e. practitioners) and sensor manufacturers to synchronise the knowledge, to develop general protocols and algorithms for forest ecosystem state survey and forest functioning, and to make these novel technologies available to a broad audience.

Specifically, 3DForEcoTech will develop protocols for data acquisition, processing, fusion for forest inventory and ecological applications, and will establish open-data and open-source algorithm databases.

Structure

Meet our Working Groups

The WG1 primarily focuses on different aspects of data collection by novel terrestrial-based technologies suitable to capture and generate 3D point clouds of individual trees as well as forest ecosystems.

The WG2 focuses on the fusion of data produced by novel terrestrial-based technologies data with other remote sensing data. The aim is to establish the link between terrestrial data in the frame of large-scale applications at regional, national, or even global levels.

The WG3 is divided into three main aspects of point cloud processing: pre-processing, processing, and evaluation of results. Pre-processing is an important step for both laser- and image-based point clouds. And it is a very crucial step for photogrammetry where the two-dimensional images are processed into 3D point clouds.

WG4 is working on the application part of the Action. WG4 focuses on the usage of novel terrestrial-based technologies and techniques within precision forestry. Mainly on forest stands and individual tree parameters, that could be used for forest inventory, monitoring, and management.

WG5 is an application-oriented WG, similar to WG4. In this case, the focus is on the implementation of novel terrestrial-based technologies for forest ecology research purposes. In the beginning, it will identify already available best practices. The WG5 closely works with WG1-3 to identify all possibilities from data collection, data fusion, and processing points of view.

WG6 is responsible for identifying important stakeholders and target audiences at the national, European, and global levels. It will establish correct and efficient communication with all parties, in order to disseminate the findings and results.

News

Latest Updates

Working group 4 and 5 Precision Forestry and Forest Ecology Open call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM). We want to fund a set of STSM projects focussed on topics around 3D close range technologies for either Precision Forestry (WP4) or Forest Ecology (WP5). Successful projects must clearly focus on addressing questions within precision forestry or...

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new research initiative within the framework of 3DForEcoTech COST Action, focusing on the transformative potential of Close-range Remote Sensing (CRRS) technology for ecosystem studies. 3DForEcoTech is a collaborative effort bringing together researchers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts in the field of Close-range Remote Sensing. Our mission is to explore,...

Dear 3DForEcoTech community, it is already two years since we started the 3DForEcoTech COST Action project. I already see the huge impact these years have had on me and on many others. When we were writing the project proposal, I had in my mind that the goal should be to create a strong enough motion...

Deadline for the applications is 10th October 2023 STSM Grants fund visits by: We have asked the host to prepare an interesting proposal for you. If you find it interesting too, do not hesitate and apply by emails (k.sterenczak@ibles.waw.pl and 3dforecotech@gmail.com) by October 10th, 2023. Each applicant is requested to send (i) a short motivation...

Open call The deadline for the first round of applications is 20th June 2023 STSM Grants fund visits by: Important note: Short-Term Scientific Mission consists in a visit to a host organization located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a researcher or innovator for specific work to be carried out and...

Working Group 6 – Dissemination, knowledge gaps identification and cooperate guidence Deadline for the applications is 20th June 2023 STSM Grants fund visits by: We have asked the hosts to prepare an interesting proposal for you. If you find the proposed project interesting too, do not hesitate and apply by emails (k.sterenczak@ibles.waw.pl and 3dforecotech@gmail.com) by...