Remote sensing of forests
– ensuring correct interpretation by decision makers
The EU is moving towards new and revised policies on forests to maintain and enhance biodiversity at the same time as forests may serve other human needs. Policy makers face difficult decisions on how to support the role of forests as a supplier of renewable materials and energy in the emerging fossil-free bioeconomy, while not jeopardizing biodiversity. Correct information on forest biodiversity, health, growth and potential yields is key to sustainable management decisions. The rapid development of remote sensing technology is promising to provide such information. But how can decision makers interpret such complex and abundant data correctly? Can we even be sure that scientists always use and interpret them correctly?

Data used in an incorrect way can lead to unreasonable consequences for our society and planet, and in this webinar we will discuss the rapid technological development and how to avoid misinterpretation of complex “big data” on forests.

Our keynote speaker is Erik Næsset, Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Marcus Wallenberg Prize Laureate 2011. His major field of research is forest inventory and remote sensing, with particular focus on operational management inventories, sample surveys, photogrammetry, and airborne LiDAR.

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
Event details
Date: September 16, 2021 at 15.00-16.00 CEST

The webinar attendance is free of charge and open for everyone.

Registration to be made by September 15, 2021.

A recording of the webinar will be distributed to registered persons after the webinar.

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Speakers
Erik Næsset
Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Anna Holmberg
Director, Head of Brussels office, Swedish Forest Industries Federation
Håkan Olsson
Professor emeritus,
Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Göran Ståhl
Professor,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Agenda
Welcoming words
Mikael Hannus
Executive Secretary of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Keynote presentation
“Monitoring the world’s forests – from single trees to the entire planet: technological opportunities and pitfalls”
 Erik Næsset

 Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Laureate 2011
Panel discussion
Lead by moderator Annika Nordin, Member of the Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Anna Holmberg
Director, Head of Brussels office,
Swedish Forest Industries Federation
 
Håkan Olsson

Professor emeritus,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Erik Næsset
Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Marcus Wallenberg Prize Laureate 2011

Göran Ståhl

Professor,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Closing words
Mikael Hannus
Executive Secretary of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
For more information
Sara Kvarfordh, Communication Manager of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Mail: sara.kvarfordh@mwp.org Tel: +46 70 2344590.


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