Manager of the Observatory for European Forests of EFICENT-OEF appointed

Mr. Van Brusselen has served for over 10 years in the EFI research programme on “Forest Resources and Information”, consecutively as researcher, Deputy Programme Manager, Acting Head of Programme and then senior researcher. He now joins the OEF, leaving his post of Policy Analyst with the EFI’s EU FLEGT Facility. He has been specializing on topics relating to forest and environmental policy, monitoring, modeling, mapping and geo-spatial analysis. Mr. Van Brusselen earned a Bio-Engineer degree in land and forest management at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and has extensive studies on environment and forestry.

The Observatory for European Forests (OEF) became operational in 2009. The Observatory has a pan-European perspective and supports EFI especially with the implementation of its research and information strategy through providing scientifically-sound, demand-driven, policy-oriented information at national and international levels.

More information:
Risto Päivinen, Director, European Forest Institute
Andreas Schuck, Head of Office, Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests, EFICENT-OEF

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