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SIMWOOD Information System is now online!

SIMWOOD_IS

Solutions for Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood in Europe are now just a click away! The SIMWOOD Information System (IS) is a web information service that will provide access to the main results of the SIMWOOD project and much more!

The SIMWOOD IS is a knowledge base which compiles resources for practitioners, policy makers, forest administrations, forest owner associations, and other stakeholders. Check the service out here.

 

Solutions for Wood Mobilisation in Europe

The Final Conference of the SIMWOOD project was held on 12-13 October 2017in Paris! We are collecting the presentations for your info and they will be available here.

 


Forests are a major natural resource, covering 159 million hectares or 37% of Europe's land area (Eurostat 2013). They have multiple ecological, economic and social functions - preserving diverse landscapes, ecosystems, natural cycles and biological diversity and providing a multitude of forest products, employment and services.

Forecasts for the coming decades predict an increasing demand for wood - wood energy plays a critical role in Europe’s future renewable energy supply and the achievement of climate protection objectives.

How can we ensure we meet this demand?

There is lots of unused wood potential in European forests. Most of this is 'locked' in forests that belong to an estimated 16 million private forest owners.

The SIMWOOD project aimed to mobilise these owners, promote collaborative forest management and ensure sustainable forest functions.

Find out more about the project, its objectives and the project partners.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613762.