Description of the WG5
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.
Based on the protocols and identified possibilities by WG1-3, WG5 will synchronize the data acquisition and processing together with possible data sources from other remote sensing techniques to address the forest ecosystem processes on the tree and sub-tree level of detail. An important task of the WG5 will be the identification and dissemination with stakeholders which are mainly scientists. This task will be carried out in cooperation and guidance with WG6.
WG5-T1: Identifying and proposing suitable forest stands and tree characteristics and parameters from a forest ecology point of view for possible assessment by terrestrial-based technologies.
WG5-T2: Identifying best-suited methodologies and technologies for various forest ecological purposes for assessment in cooperation with WG1-3.
WG5-T3: Creating protocols for assessment of identified usage of three-dimensional terrestrial-based technologies for forest ecology
WG5-T4: Recognizing important stakeholders and dissemination with stakeholders in cooperation with WG6.
WG5-M1: Workshop on forest ecology applications of terrestrial-based technologies with stakeholders