WG6: Dissemination, knowledge gaps identification, and cooperation guidance



Markus Eichhorn
Working Group 6 - Lead
University College Cork
Krzysztof Stereńczak
Working Group 6 - Co-lead
Forest Research Institute

Description of the WG6

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. Furthermore, questionnaires will be sent to stakeholders on an annual basis, bridging the gaps between the knowledge and applications.

An important part of the WG6 will be to coordinate the cooperation of WG1-5. Only cooperation on a high level between WGs will allow the Action to achieve the planned results and reach all deliverables on time. For these reasons, WG6 will also include WG1-5 leaders and vice-leaders as members. To ensure active communication between the WGs, a regular (e.g. quarterly) online meeting will take place.


WG6-T1: Creation of website and social network profiles.

WG6-T2: Coordinating social network dissemination, video-based tutorials, annual questionnaires, and website updates.

WG6-T3: Identifying stakeholders, research groups, and target audience on national, European, and worldwide levels and creating an appropriate strategy for motivating cooperation.

WG6-T4: Cooperation guidance between and within WG1-5.

WG6-T5: Identifying project open calls on a European level suited for applying by the created network in the Action.


WG6-M1:Workshop with stakeholders identified on precision forestry. Joint with WG4

WG6-M2: Workshop with stakeholders identified in forest ecology. Joint with WG


Meet the other 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.