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Information tools for more efficient forestry-wood chains

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01477
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-02-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,567,485 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,606,570 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
The forestry wood chain consists of forest owners, machine entrepreneurs, wood-procurement organisations, sawmills and pulp and paper mills linked together through a complex production and business network. Efficient and market-driven operations within this network are vitally important, particularly in the face of increasing international competition. There is a strong demand from the industry for the development of fast and accurate information flows between all the actors in the FWC. The rapid advances in information technology (e.g. Internet and wireless telecommunication) offer new opportunities to improve information management and decision support in the FWC. The overall objective of this project is to increase the competitiveness, employment and environmental concerns of the European FWC through application of these new technical opportunities to improve information flows and decision support.


Coordinator
Erkki KARE
Plustech Oy
Tampere
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 20 584 6801
Fax: +358 20 584 6849
E-mail: erkki.kare@fi.timberjack.com


Partners
  Fred STEVENSON-ROBB
The University Court of the University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1224 272121
Fax: +44 1224 272319
E-mail: f.stevenson-robb@admin.abdn.ac.uk
  Rolf KALKKUHL
Landesanstalt fŘr Íkologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten Nordhein-Westfalen
Arnsberg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 2361 305701
Fax: +49 2361 305700
E-mail: president@Luibs.nrw.de
  Jan CARLSSON
Cross Country Systems AB
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 27119381
Fax: +46 27119389
E-mail: jan.carlsson@cc-systems.se
  Jan FRYK
The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18188500
Fax: +46 18188600
E-mail: jan.fryk@skogforsk.se
  Jan-┼ke RONSTRÍM
Stora Enso Skog AB
Falun
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 23782493
Fax: +46 23782639
E-mail: janake.ronstrom@storaenso.com