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Research Programme:

Research and Development Programme on Forest Resource Information Systems and Forest Planning (MSU) 2007 - 2010

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The core of the programme is the network of actors (operators) in forestry and researchers with research and development interests related to, for example,

  • activity models and ICT-applications for forest planning and its data collection tasks, and
  • cost-efficient integration of forest information and ICT-applications into various forest planning tasks and forest resource information systems used in them.

The aim is to facilitate the interaction between the actors in forestry, producers of forest information, developers of ICT-applications and researchers, for example for the tasks of

  • Specifying requirements for forest information systems and ICT-applications
  • Specifying and monitoring the concrete and practical targets of the research and development projects as well as evaluating the utilization possibilities of the results.

The role of the programme co-ordination is to offer support services for this interaction through, for example

  • advisory group
  • annual seminar and year book
  • web site and project database
  • educational and training events
  • information exchange with different stakeholder and customer groups
  • experimental projects and case studies


databases, forest management planning, forest mensuration, forestry extension, geographic information systems, information and communication technology, information network, information storage, information systems, information transfer, real-time data processing, remote sensing, satellite positioning, software development


Kurttila, Mikko
The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Office, PL 68, FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND
phone: +358 10 2111
e-mail: mikko.kurttila @

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