The project shall implement the Earth Observation (EO) based management services in six Areas of Interest (AOI) across Europe’s bioclimatic regions, featuring the services for the most representative forest types: temperate natural forests (oaks) and plantations (Pinus spp.) in Spain, Mediterranean and Temperate Continental (heterogeneous stands and lowland pedunculated oak forests) in Croatia, Mediterranean (Eucalyptus spp.) plantations in Portugal, Oceanic for France and Temperate Continental for the Czech Republic and Lithuania.
Continental lowland forests in Croatia cover an area of more than 200,000 ha They present the largest complex of alluvial and riparian forests in Europe which is situated in the floodplain areas of the main country bordering rivers, Sava, Drava, and the Danube.
This regional case study area covers several private forest estates, majority of which is in Anykščiai municipality, North-Eastern part of Lithuania. The focus here will be on private forest estates which are inventoried and managed using eforest.
Portuguese pilot case has four sites, which are located in the Portuguese mainland. Following the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) the Portuguese sites are located in the NUTS 2 “Norte”, “Centro” and “Alentejo”.
Navarra is an autonomous community of 10.400 km² located in the north of Spain. This location between sea, mountains and river Ebro basin makes possible the existence of three different bioclimatic zones: Atlantic, Alpine and Mediterranean.