MySustainableForest Project is composed of 11 European partners. The institutions in partnership gather:
GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U. (GMV) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMV Innovating Solutions S.L. (www.gmv.com), a privately-owned, technology multinational founded in 1984 and headquartered in Madrid (Spain), with affiliates and offices around the world.
GMV is present in the space industry with technologies, systems and services in the areas of remote sensing data processing and exploitation, and the development of GNSS systems and application. GMV has actively involved in the Copernicus (former GMES) program, within European Commission framework programs, and is one of the pioneering companies in Spain in the development and implementation of the Galileo program.
RAIZ is a legally established non-profit organization which carries out research and technological development activities as one of its main objectives. RAIZ has a deep knowledge on eucalyptus production, advanced geographic information tools, forest biometry and ecophysiology. It also has improved know-how and specialize information on eucalyptus forest management under a wide range of soil and climatic field conditions.
Croatian Forest Research Institute is a public research institution owned by the Republic of Croatia. Objectives and tasks of research are part of the National Programme for scientific-research work of Republic of Croatia, and Development Program of “Croatian Forests” ltd, Zagreb (Hrvatske šume d.o.o.).
Institute’s principle objectives are conservation and preservation of stability, productivity, biodiversity and genetic resources of forest ecosystems in Republic of Croatia using natural rejuvenation and the achieved level of sustainable forest management.
University Forest Enterprise Masaryk forest Křtiny is an integral part of Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), which is a public university. University forest is categorised for multifunctional use, i.e. 230 km bike paths and 880 km walking routes for recreation- and UFE manages this University property.
It embraces 10.228 ha of forest land with an elevation from 210 to 574 m, topography broken relief –slopes over 34% on one quater of whole area, average temperature of 7,5 °C and annual precipitation of 610 mm. Its soil types are brown soil, gley and stoney soill. It contains a large-scale protected area on one third of whole enterprise, 22 small-scale natural reservations (861 ha) which are predominantly free of management and rich biodiversity with a broad spectrum of protected plants (ca 65 species), animals (ca 145 species), fungi, moss and lichen.
FORESNA-ZURGAIA is a non-profit organisation founded in June 1992 to protect the interests of the forest owners from Navarra. This organization gathers individual owners as well as city halls and councils. Nowadays it counts with 350 private owners and 62 city halls associates. The surface of Navarre has one million hectares of which 586,513 are forest that is to say 56%, and 445.670 hectares are wooded.
Forest Owners Association of Lithuania (FOAL) is a non-profit non-governmental (has an open democratic structure, is neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, publicly anchored) organization. FOAL represents the interests of family forest owners at the national and international levels, and after more than 20 years of activity has grown into a social organization, uniting over 6500 members (private forest owners), also over 40 member companies.
The CNPF was created on 1st January 2003 when the former National Association of the Regional Centres for Forest Owners became a public body. This association was in charge of missions that were common to all the CRPF, and provided some direct support at the national level. These missions were naturally transferred to the CNPF, which now interfaces between the CRPF, the public authorities, and the professional bodies for privately owned forests.
The CNPF (National Center for Forest Owners) contributes to the development of French forests through advisory and coordination activities, research, training and knowledge dissemination.
Madera Plus Calidad Forestal is a technology based company that aims at achieving enhancement of forestry and local timber, commitment to innovation and quality. They characterise the quality of the wood from the tree standing and logs by end performance in the industry. In addition, they use different non-destructive technologies and silvicultural parameters.
MADERA PLUS CALIDAD FORESTAL S.L. provides scientific and technical services to the forest and wood chain for better assessing wood quality. It is an SME with Headquarters in Galicia (North West region of Spain).
Föra forest technologies (föra) is an SME based in Soria and Barcelona (Spain) and founded by PhDs in forest modelling with a wide background in research and strong links with universities and research centres. Föra is focused on technifying the forest sector through technology transfer, forest innovation and specialized education.
Nowadays, föra is the leading company in Spain in LiDAR technology, with +30 million hectares processed and +5 million hectares inventoried for a wide range of public to private entities.
EFI is the leading forest research network in Europe with 130 member organisations (both research organisations and end-users of research) in Europe and beyond. Their main research areas are sustainability and climate change, policy support, governance, and foresight and information. EFI has a track record of over 30 projects carried out for the European Commission DGs. EFI puts increasing emphasis on cross- sectorial approaches in its research and development activities. EFI’s Headquarters is in Joensuu, Finland and the Policy Support office is located in Barcelona, Spain. EFI has five Regional Offices, three Project Centres and a Liaison Office in Brussels.