Wednesday 16.11.2011


ROK-FOR: building regional cooperation and clusters

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The importance of demonstrating concrete examples to stakeholders and of listening to end-users were two of the practical themes to emerge from the second RoK-FOR conference on renewable energy and clustering held in Zagreb, Croatia on 26–28 October 2011.

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55 EFI Technical Reports on sustainability impact assessment

55 new papers on sustainability impact assessment have been published in EFI’s Technical Report series. The reports are deliverables and results from the EU FP6 Integrated Project EFORWOOD – Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain. EFI was one of the 38 partners in the project which ran from 2005 to 2010.

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New version of Pan-European Forest Map available

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Earth Observation data are regarded as a cost-efficient means for locating different types of vegetation cover at the ground level. Two different earth-observation products (Kempeneers et al. 2011 and Schuck et al. 2002 / Päivinen et al. 2001) have been combined with statistical forest inventory data to produce a new pan-European forest map at 1km resolution that corresponds to the official statistics at national and/or regional level. The map shows the percentage share of forest from land area. Besides geographical Europe, it also covers Turkey. The map is now available for download from EFI website.

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First International Fascination of Plants Day coming up in 2012

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Launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), a special day for plants will take place on 18 May 2012. This coordinated activity will plant virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective mind of the European and World Public recalling that plant science is of critical significance to the social, environmental and economic landscape now and into the future. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.

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Due to the renovation at EFI Headquarters (Torikatu 34, Joensuu) EFI staff is working in a temporary office space at Kauppakatu 40, Joensuu. Starting from 11 November 2011 EFI switchboard functions only as an answering service (+358 10 773 4300) where you can leave a message for the person you are trying to reach. We recommend contacting EFI staff through direct telephone numbers (can be found here).


European Biodiversity Conference 'The 2020 Biodiversity strategy:
a public-private partnership for sustainable resource use'
at European Parliament (Room PHSP7C 050), Brussels, 1 December 2011
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Call for Erasmus Mundus scholarships for studies in MSc European Forestry programme that is a two-year taught master’s degree programme jointly organised by seven European and two non-European universities. The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues.
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