Services

Services

Services

Services are being built by means of joining a set of Processing Chains that are formed by the assemblage of a number of individual Building Blocks that corresponds to the elementary pieces of the chain.

These Services will be deployed in the different geographic areas in accordance to the needs expressed by the partners and stakeholders.

 

The Forest Characterization service provides facts on the status and condition of predefined forest properties: Forest extension, stand delineation, forest infrastructures, main forest types, stand variables (dominant height, stand age, stand density), forest disturbances (clear cuts, fire scars), topography (DEM, slope, aspect).

Products:
  • Forest / no forest mask
  • Stand delineation
  • Forest infrastructures
  • Main forest types
  • Forest Age
  • Stand height
  • Burnt scars
  • Clear cuts
  • DEM, altitude, slope and aspect

The Wood Characterization service consists in the modelling and mapping of wood fibre attributes linked to the wood product potential and performance (i.e. pulp yield, density, strength and stiffness of lumber). Data handled by the wood characterisation models are: remote sensing (LIDAR) data, environmental parameters and timber attributes field measurements. Thereafter, wood characteristics are extrapolated to larger forest areas.

Products:
  • Site index
  • Wood density ranking
  • Wood stiffness
  • Strength class
  • Stand density

The Biomass and CO2 stocking service provides estimations of the living volume of trees in a forest and its CO2 stock. These products are key for the forest biomass industry and carbon accountings.

Products:
  • Site index
  • Above ground biomass
  • CO2 stock

The Forest Condition Service monitors and measures forest health condition, identifying stressed vegetation, due to drought, plagues or any other hampering cause.

Products:
  • Biotic damages
  • Drought estimation
  • Wind damages
  • Snow damages
  • Forest vitality
  • Frost damages

The Ecosystem Vulnerabilities Service provides information on specific ecosystem parameters, namely: watershed extent, hydrologic network, biodiversity indicators, habitat fragmentation, floods and forest fire risks.

Products:
  • Watershed Delineation
  • Stream Network
  • Biodiversity Indicator
  • Habitat Fragmentation Indicator
  • Flood Risk Indicator
  • Fire Risk Indicator
  • Soil Erosion Risk Indicator

Environmental and Economic Accounting. The environmental accounting info refers to a whole territory (massif, region, province, county, municipality, etc.).

Products:
  • Physical land accounts
  • Physical wood accounts
  • Monetary wood accounts
  • Physical supply and use of wood
  • Monetary supply and use of wood