COST ACTION CA20118
Three-dimensional Forest Ecosystem Monitoring and Better Understanding by Terrestrial-based Technologies
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.
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.
Working group 5 – Forest Ecology Open call for Project Proposals, Evaluation of proposals starts on: 23rd May, 2023 The call will remain open until all funds are allocated, but we will start to evaluate proposals on 23rd May 2023, so please submit soon! STSM Grants fund visits by: Do you have an idea for...
In WG3 we are looking for participants for a benchmark hackathon for software solutions that process close-range point clouds from forests. It will take place on 25-29 September, 2023, at TU Wien (Austria). One of the main aims of WG3 is to compile and evaluate algorithms and software that is relevant for 3DForEcoTech. We have...
We are currently looking for a person to lead the preparation of newsletters for the 3DForEcoTech COST Action (four per year).
Technologies-Biodiversity-Modelling Aim & ObjectivesThe increasing rates of changes in environmental conditions put higher pressure on science to provide robust estimates of future ecosystem development. We need robust approaches to measure the current state, understand the processes and then accurately predict the development of forest ecosystems. In this view, the members of three COST Actions (3DForEcoTech,...
Working Group 2 – Data Fusion Systematic literature review of data fusion for lidar Duration: 4-6 weeks. Timing: February-March 2023. Location: Leiden, the Netherlands Total estimated grant: between 3000-4000 euros depending on the duration and travelling expenses Description: This Short Term Scientific Mission is an important part of the WG2 (data fusion) activities. During this...
16.06.2022 8:30-9:30 Morning presentations of Working Group leaders 9:30-10:30 Separate WG meetings 10:30-11:00 Coffee break 11:00-12:30 Separate WG meetings 12:30-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:30 Walk and talk session and Core group meeting afterwards After lunch, we will have a “walk and talk session“, where we will walk together with the opportunity to have a fruitful discussion with colleagues...