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FORSAT at 3D visualization world

GIS in Forestry - Benefits of 3D Visualization and Simulation

3D Simulation and visualization are providing many benefits to the forest industry. These benefits are also extended to the forest and rural landscape and provide ecologists and governance personnel with unique opportunities for research, education and training. The popular magazine 3D visualization world has included FORSAT application among the mist succesful tools for forestry monitoring and assesment. You can dind the specific article here.


 

Geoconnexion magazines publishes information on FORSAT project

 

GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

You can view the Geoconnexion Forsat reference here.

FORSAT project at 2014 ForestSAT conference

FORSAT project might ended in the end of October 2014 but the dissemination and exploitation activities continue. FORSAT project results were presented at the ForestSAT2014 "a bridge between forest sciences, remote sensing and geo-spatial applications" that was held in the picturesque town of Riva del Garda (Italy), located close to the city of Trento.

FORSAT project participated at the poster session where innovative applications were presented. More information on ForestSAT2014 can be obtained here.

 

 

 

Results of Nicosia FORSAT workshop.

The FORSAT project official workshop took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 3rd of October and attracted local stakeholders from scientific, professional and decision making organizations.

Mr. Aris Anastasiadis and Dr Stratos Stylianidis of GeoImaging Ltd as the local organizers declared the opening of the workshop and presented an overview of the project. Mr. Marinos Portokallides, from the Research Promotion Foundation, introduced the participants to the EUROSTARS funding scheme and presented the different possibilities for local companies to get funded for conducting research and thus enhance their competitive advantage. Mr Portokallides, Project Officer of FORSAT for the entire duration of the project, gave valuable feedback on the future exploitation opportunities of the software.

Elaborating on the current state of the art, Prof. Armin Gruen of 4DX introduced the audience to different methods of tree measurement and 3D modeling by photogrammetry and laser scanning and explained the advantages and certain limitations of the FORSAT technology. Prof. Gruen used various application examples from all over the world and insisted on the need to bring these technologies closer to market and familiarize stakeholders with the new services available from platforms like FORSAT.

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After the coffee break Mr. Konstantinos Papasavvas amd Mr. Nikos Siamarias from the Department of Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment presented the work at the Department of Forests and use of remote sensing and GIS applications in forestry in Cyprus. Finally and according to the agenda, Dr. Devrim Akca of EKINOKS and Dr. Daniela Poli of 4DX presented the FORSAT platform modules to the audience and Mr. Martin Hofer, of GEOVILLE presented the initial results of one of the pilots that used high resolution photos for after fire forest assessment in Cyprus.

During the final presentation and the Q&A session that followed, the participants had the chance to elaborate with the system capabilities and draw useful conclusions on the possibilities of the software for a wide range of services.

If you would like to receive the full presentations of the FORSAT workshop and have a closer overview of the software and what it can do for you please send an email to info(at)forsat.eu

FORSAT project workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus, 3-10-2014

The FORSAT project consortium is happy to announce and invite you at the final workshop of the project. The FORSAT workshop is scheduled to take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, October 3,2014. The workshop is hosted by GeoImaging Ltd; the project leader, at the Hotel Almond Business Suites. The aim of the workshop is two-fold. On one side to present the overall project status and the project outcomes while on the other to give the opportunity to the national stakeholders to come in contact with the project partners and the project results.

The preliminary program of the workshop in presented below:

09:15-09:20: Welcome by the local organiser (Mr. Aris Anastasiadis, GEO)

09:20-09:30: Welcome by the Project Officer (Mr. Marinos Portokallides, Research Promotion Foundation)

09:30-10:00: The FORSAT project (Dr. Stratos Stylianidis, GEO, Project Coordinator)

10:00-10:30: Tree measurement and 3D modeling by photogrammetry and laser scanning (Prof. Armin Gruen, 4DX)

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: The FORSAT platform (Dr. Devrim Akca, EKINOKS - Dr. Daniela Poli, 4DX)

11:30-12:00:The FORSAT pilots: the Cyprus case study (Mr. Martin Hofer, GEOVILLE)

12:00-12:30: Remote Sensing and GIS applications in forestry: the work at the Department of Forests (Mr. Konstantinos Papasavvas, Mr. Nikos Siamarias, Department of Forests, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment)

12:30-13:00: Questions - Discussion

Venue: Hotel Almond Business Suites, Nicosia, Cyprus

Date: October 3,2014.

 

The participation in the workshop is free and the invitation/programme can be found here: forsat-workshop-invitation

  

      

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