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... rces from the 32 participating research programme owners / managers of 23 countries to implement a joint call for proposals, with EU co-funding in the area of sustainable water use in agriculture and forestry. It's a collaboration between the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), Water JPI “Water Challenges for a Changing World” and FACCE JPI “Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change”. Achiev ...
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European forests are expected to provide a broad range of ecosystem services (ES). This capacity is however threatened by the uncertainties of climate change, the complex dynamics of evolving global markets and the pressures for increased use of bioenergy. Such challenges cannot be effectively addressed with an uncritical regional or national commitment to traditional forest management models (FMM ...
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Pest Organisms Threatening Europe (POnTE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2019,

This proposal SFS-03a-2014-aligned focuses to minimize the risk of introduction/impact of emerging pests threatening EU agriculture and forestry. The targets are: 1) Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors in olive, grapevine, citrus, stone fruit, ornamentals and landscape trees of high socio-economic importance; 2) ‘Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum’ and its vectors affecting a number of strategic crops s ...
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Insects are the most diverse Class of life on earth, and different insects can be essential for, or highly damaging to, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. There is a pressing need, not just for new insecticides to combat resistance, but more specific, “greener” insecticides that target deleterious insects while sparing beneficial ones. This proposal aims to identify such insecticides by turni ...
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Europe’s bioeconomy is expected to foster economic growth and to tackle significant societal challenges with less harmful environmental effects through innovative, sustainable and inclusive use of European forest resources. Increasing demand for biomass and other ecosystem goods and services calls for changes in forest-related policies at different levels and across different sectors. Accordingly, ...
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... mate and land-use changes. Therefore, a proper understanding of such regional differences is needed for the creation of mutual understanding on sustainable forest management (SFM) and multifunctional forestry, providing a solid basis for policy decisions.In this complex context, research-based information and knowledge should be the basis for developing adaptive management tools and models, new in ...
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Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (SIMWOOD)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

"SIMWOOD presents a novel idea for an innovative, integrated approach to multifunctional forestry and enhanced wood mobilisation across European forest regions. The project targets a multitude of forest owners and stakeholders to spread integrated, transferable solutions and viable policies to unlock immobile forest resources and ensure sustainable forest functions. A novel pan-European Informatio ...
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"GREEN SURGE will identify, develop and test ways of connecting green spaces, biodiversity, people and the green economy, in order to meet the major urban challenges related to land use conflicts, climate change adaptation, demographic changes, and human health and wellbeing. It will provide a sound evidence base for green infrastructure planning and implementation, exploring the innovation potent ...
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... ewer environmental, landscape and economic costs. The project will create a cadre of engaged, knowledgeable Tree Health Champion volunteers, by training citizens - as well volunteers from within the forestry, horticultural and arboriculture sectors - to assist with the identification and verification of tree health incidents. In this way, the project aims to generate a tenfold increase in Tree He ...
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Background The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) and pine tree lappet (Dendrolimus pini) are moths of the families Thaumetopoeidae and Lasiocampidae. They are abundant species found in pine woods in north, central and southern Europe. Because their larvae, or caterpillars, feed on the needles of pine trees and some other conifer tree species, t ...
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Despite improved understanding of the links between ecosystem health, provision of ecosystem services and human well-being, further conceptual and empirical work is needed to make the ideas of ecosystem services (ESS) and natural capital (NC) operational. OpenNESS will therefore develop innovative and practical ways of applying them in land, water and urban management: it will identify how, where ...
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Designing Trees for the future (TREES4FUTURE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2016,

TREES4FUTURE will make a significant contribution to helping the European forestry sector respond, in a sustainable manner, to increasing demands for wood products and services (among which preservation of forest biodiversity) in a context of changing climatic conditions. To do so TREES4FUTURE will integrate for the first time major, yet rarely interacting forestry communities (and their resources ...
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In the midst of a climatic change scenario, the genetics of adaptive response in conifers becomes essential to ensure a sustainable management of genetic resources and an effective breeding. Conifers are the target of major tree breeding efforts worldwide. Advances in molecular technologies, such as next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, could have an enormous impact on the rate of progres ...
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Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN (ROBIN)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

To realise the full potential of tropical forests in climate change mitigation (CCM) & the provision of other ecosystem services in the face of ongoing global change we must improve our understanding of the relationships between biodiversity (BD) and the socio-ecological processes through which we respond & adapt to change.ROBIN will provide information for policy & resource use options under scen ...
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... development and evaluation (phase 3). The research design will be applied in a total of 20 landscapes in 10 European countries that differ in key characteristics, such as ownership, the importance of forestry and forest-based industries and the priorities of allocation and management of new and existing forest lands. The involvement of national and local stakeholder groups all the way through the ...
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Adaptation de la Gestion Forestière (ADAFOR)

Start date: Oct 10, 2012, End date: Jun 29, 2015,

ADAFOR aims to find common solutions to ensure sustainable forestry management within the cross-border area. Achievements: The ADAFOR project partners seek common solutions to ensure sustainable management of forests. They are carrying out cross-border diagnostics and a ...
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Europe’s pine forests are a valuable economic, social and environmental resource under threat from the introduction of the pine wood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Although not a pest in its native North America, PWN has devastated forests in Asia. Since the arrival of PWN in Portugal, the native maritime pine, Pinus pinaster, has proved to be extremely susceptible, with PWN being s ...
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THEMOLiDAR project propose the application of advance technologies and methods aimed at increasing efficiency, productivity and reliability of forest exploitation to ensure sustainable forest management. Traditionally, forest management has been performed based on forest inventory measured in the field using hand-held equipment. These methodologies are expensive and have very low efficiency. In a ...
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EUROPEAN PHYTOSANITARY RESEARCH COORDINATION II (EUPHRESCO)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

... Plant Health Regime (CPHR) aims to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of regulated and quarantine plant pests. These pests pose increasing risks to European agriculture, horticulture, forestry and the environment. This is due to increased globalisation of trade (volume and diversity), but is exacerbated by climate change and EU expansion (increased pathways). In comparison, resourc ...
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Fire regimes result from interactions between climate, land-use and land-cover (LULC), and socioeconomic factors, among other. These changed during the last decades, particularly around the Mediterranean. Our understanding of how they affected fire regime in the past is limited. During this century temperatures, drought and heat waves will very likely increase, and rainfall decrease. These and fur ...
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Management of Multifunctional Forests (MULTI-FOR)

Start date: Jun 30, 2008, End date: Jun 29, 2013,

... - 3 sites restored and 3 events on these opened sites. Reception of the public on the 3 opened sitesResource development- Web site tools for multifunctional woodland management- 1 bilingual guide for forestry professionals on multifunctional forest management.- 1 cross border wood fuel pack for procurers and landowners- 1 bilingual guide on the opening of forests to the public in the framework of ...
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Models for Adaptive Forest Management (MOTIVE)

Start date: May 1, 2009, End date: Apr 30, 2013,

"The project MOdels for AdapTIVE forest Management (MOTIVE) will evaluate the consequences of the intensified competition for forest resources given climate and land use change. The project focuses on a wide range of European forest types under different intensities of forest management. In particular, MOTIVE examines impacts with respect to the disturbance regimes determining forest dynamics. MOT ...
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... ulti-level risk assessments associated with preserving the multitude of forest goods and services. which will be part of the “ForeStClim”-strategies. The development of transnational coordinated forestry management and forest protection and adaptation strategies will be the principal outcome of the project and help secure the future economic stability of forestry in North-West-Europe. a sustainab ...
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Changing Climate. Changing Lives (C-Change)

Start date: Oct 3, 2007, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

C-CHANGE aims to achieve a 'sea-change' in attitudes. behaviours and practical responses to the challenges that climate change raises for city regions by: 1. Empowering politicians. planners. practitioners. communities. and in particular young people. to champion these approaches. 2. Developing creative solutions to the sustainable management of open space. 3. Climate-proofing regional spatial ...
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Novel tree breeding strategies (NOVELTREE)

Start date: May 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2012,

"The challenges facing forest geneticists and tree breeders include recognition of changing demands on forests for a wider range of high value forest products and sustainability of forest ecosystems under climate change. NOVELTREE is designed to enable significant genetic improvement of tree characteristics and forest products properties to satisfy the needs (quality, quantity, sustainability, vul ...
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Landscape and Nature for All (LNA)

Start date: Dec 31, 2006, End date: Jul 30, 2012,

Objectif général :Issus d'une même entité géologique, les territoires du Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale (PNRCMO) et le Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Naturel Beauty (KDAONB) partagent des types dhabitats naturels en commun.Ces territoires partagent ainsi les mêmes enjeux et défis en termes de préservation de ces paysages protégés regroupant espaces bocagers, zones humides, bois e ...
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ROADEX Network Implementing Accessibility 4.1 (ROADEX IV)

Start date: Jun 30, 2009, End date: Jun 29, 2012,

The project aims to bring about real operational change in the construction and maintenance of rural roads across the Northern Periphery through a combination of consultancy services, demonstration projects and education. ROADEX developed services (strategies) and products (technologies) will be used on local roads by local Partners supported by a ROADEX consultancy service and knowledge centre. J ...
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The Danube River is one of the most important natural axes in South-East-Europe. It links most of the countries in the SEE area. Thus the improvement and good examples of transnational cooperation of all countries at this river will be a brilliant signal for the whole region. This project has a far reaching strategic focus beyond risk management and could become a flagship project for the SEE prog ...
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Tisa Catchment Area Development (TICAD)

Start date: Apr 30, 2009, End date: Feb 27, 2012,

The extraordinary feature of the TICAD project is the broad and productive transnational cooperation of local, regional, national authorities, planning and research institutions from all the five countries sharing the territory of the Tisa basin. Owing to this comprehensive and integrated partnership the aims of the EU water management policies and territorial development perspectives will be purs ...
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Based on existing partnership among Protected Areas (PA) along the river Danube the "Danube River Network of Protected Areas" will be established in accordance with the appeal launched by the "Declaration of Tulcea" in April 2007 (http://www.ramsar.org/mtg/mtg_danube_regional_2007a.htm). For the first step, the partnership includes 10 PAs from 6 Danube countries, additional partners (e.g. in Germa ...
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FUTUREforest - Woodlands for Climate Change (FUTUREforest)

Start date: Sep 30, 2008, End date: Sep 29, 2011,

... pean Union for growth, jobs and sustainable development (Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas) by exchange and dissemination of experience, transfer of practices and development of new approaches related to forestry. Resulting in improved knowledge and skills, successful transfer of practices and improved regional and local policies and strategies.The Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion Policy 20 ...
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... mpanies using forest resources in the NPP region will adapt the tool to their sustainability assessment routines, enabling them to improve their corporate social responsibility as a part of the whole forestry wood value chain operating in the remote conditions of the NPP region. As a result, the tool will be available for wider application in the NPP area. ...
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Background The project focused on the Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains SAC and the Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt SAC, which are two of the most important SACs for blanket bog in the UK. Most of the former site and the entirety of the latter site are also designated as SPAs for their breeding upland bird populations. Some of the blanket bog within the project ...
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Developing the Pinus Sylvestris L resource 1.16 (DSP)

Start date: Dec 31, 2007, End date: Dec 30, 2010,

... d day was the use of Scots pine timber. The format for both days was presentations in the morning followed by site visits in the afternoon. The event was attended by approximately 100 people from forestry and other related sectors – the full conference programme and presentations are available on our website. Review of Scots pine properties The technical review of Scots pine raw material and sawn ...
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Conservation of Atlantic salmon in Scotland (CASS)

Start date: Feb 1, 2004, End date: Jul 31, 2008,

Background The population of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, has declined in many European countries as a result of commercial netting, deteriorating water quality and barriers to migration. The species is still present in almost all rivers in Scotland but, even here, where water quality is generally good, there are many problems to be addressed. Scot ...
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North Sea Bio Energy (NSBE)

Start date: Feb 25, 2004, End date: Mar 30, 2008,

The main aim was to enlarge the use of biomass for energy production in the North Sea countries, thus contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases emission (Kyoto targets) and strengthening the sustainable spatial development of rural areas as well. Therefore the project brought together and expanded knowledge on the use of biomass for energy and distributed this information to relevant marke ...
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Gaining Added-value from Timber in Europe (GATE)

Start date: Sep 30, 2004, End date: Dec 30, 2007,

GATE is raising awareness of the link between timber, sustainable construction and sustainable regional development. It is also looking at ways of increasing the use of timber for construction, building new markets and adding value. Its overall aim is to challenge the view that timber is a traditional, old fashioned and beautiful but expensive material by showing that it can cut construction times ...
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The countries involved in the ELAV project all have different forest histories and resources, but they face common challenges in respect of delivering local benefits from forestry. The ELAV project will work with rural communities, municipalities, forest companies, landowners and forest authorities to action sustainable rural development based on strategic forest planning for the development of mu ...
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... Expected Results: 1) To help forestry play a part in a greater share of energy markets through determining economically viable small/medium scale fuel harvesting and production methods.2) To optimise the impacts of wood fuel deve ...
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Network Mountain Forest (NMF)

Start date: Dec 31, 2003, End date: Sep 29, 2007,

The operation Network Mountain Forest (NMF) focuses on concerted actions for the enhancement of mountain and protective forests and associated potentials for disaster prevention (e.g., avalanches, land slides). Due to the high sensitivity of mountain forests and their importance for protective measures, several relevant transboundary and/or EU measures have been developed, such as the Alpine Conve ...
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