Metla Research Programmes

Forest Management Planning (MTS)

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Duration: 1999 - 2006   Keywords: forest management planning, forestry modeling, management planning inventory, optimisation, participatory planning, simulation


The aims are:
  1. to integrate effectively data, methods and tools in planning and decision making processes,
  2. to provide information on the production possibilites of Finnish forests for national and regional forestry programs,
  3. to provide results for practical forestry and forest information systems,
  4. to develop up-to-date and easy-to-use information products and services for the public use,
  5. to assist in the utilisation of the analysis results by developing visualisation and interpretation.

The research projects intend
  1. to develop and maintain data input, models and methods for forestry analysis and planning,
  2. to maintain and develop JLP and MELA software,
  3. to utilise the MELA system in different forestry analysis for research, decision and policy making, and
  4. to provide software and analysis products for decision and policy makers.


Director: Packalen, Tuula
The Finnish Forest Research Institute > Luke, Joensuu Office, PO Box 68 (Yliopistokatu 6), FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND,
phone +358 29 532 2111, e-mail


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