NB Forest was a regional information and communication portal on forest research in the Nordic and Baltic region. It promoted the dissemination and sharing of forest and forestry-related information and knowledge for the regional forestry community.
The long-term objective of Trees4Future is to provide the whole European forestry community, with an easy and comprehensive access to complementary sources of information and expertise to optimise the short and long-term exploitation of the forest resources by both the research community and the socio-economic players.
The project aimed at combining Earth Observation (EO) data and forest inventory statistics. A methodology for producing calibrated, digital forest probability maps for different classes (forest; other wooded land; also coniferous, broadleaved, mixed forest maps) at the pan-European level was developed. The process applied NOAA AVHRR satellite data and forest statistics. The statistics were taken from both Eurostat 'Forestry Statistics 1992-1996' for EU15 countries and from three case study countries. The data for the three case study countries was based on national forest statistics.
The objective of the project was to establish a standardised trade flow database on bamboo and rattan and their manufactures (data for the product group in which they are classified) with target years 1962-1998 on the basis of UNSTAT data. This would utilise the methodology developed for preparing the EFI/WFSE standardised Forest Products Trade Flow Data Base (FPTF).
The project objectives were the following:
The goal of the EFI Forestry Data Bank was to provide researchers as well as international policy and decision makers with a common source of data on European forestry. This goal is achieved by investigating the information needs and then collecting data from different sources, for example, UN-ECE/FAO, GRID etc., to fulfill those needs. The objectives are as follows: