• SLOPE Project

    Integrated proceSsing and controL systems fOr sustainable forest Production in mountain arEas
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SLOPE infographics and new brochure

The SLOPE consortium is delighted to present the project's infographics and new brochure that provide in a simple and clear way general information about the project, its purpose and expected results. All the brochures, posters and infographics are available in the Press Kit section on the project homepage.

FORMEC cooperates with the SLOPE project

The SLOPE Technical Workshop will be held within the FORMEC Symposium in Linz, Austria at the beginning of October 2015. FORMEC aims to gather worldwide scientists, researchers and practitioners in forest operations and planning to encourage cooperation, and exchange of knowledge and information in forestry profession and science.

The first results of the SLOPE project will be shown by four presentations during the FORMEC meeting on 6 October 2015:

  • Evaluation of RFID UHF tags for electronic marking of standing trees (Gianni Picchi, Martin Kühmaier, Juan De Dios Diaz);
  • Survival test of RFID UHF tags in timber harvesting operations (Gianni Picchi, Martin Kühmaier, Juan De Dios Diaz);
  • SLOPE, a 3D forest virtual system to support harvesting operations in mountain areas (Daniele Magliocchetti, Federico Prandi, Giulio Panizzoni, Davide Lotto, Raffaele De Amicis);
  • Real-time managing of timber and biomass procurement, harvesting and supply based on multiple end-users demands in mountain forests (Seppo Huurinainen).

FORMEC will enhance the quality of the SLOPE project by sharing the knowledge of timber harvesting operations in mountain forests and by discussing preliminary results with the scientific forest engineering network.

For more information related to the FORMEC and SLOPE cooperation, click here.

The programme of the conference is available at: http://www.formec.org/information/40-programme.html

New press release

The second press release of the SLOPE project has been issued and is available on the following link: http://goo.gl/SVVe0z.

The main focus is on the early version of the 3D harvesting planner that integrated spatial information together with multi-sensor data and resources from existing databases and forest management plans.

In order to improve planning of timber and biomass harvesting in steep terrain, SLOPE has started to develop this planning tool to inspect and improve the wood supply network in terms of storage places, infrastructure and sinks.  

SLOPE Project in #Forests2015 Blog

The SLOPE project and its achievements have been presented in the #Forests2015 Blog, informal information channel managed by the social reporters from the XIV World Forestry Congress.

The blogpost entitled “SLOPE Project – intelligent forest management” is submitted in the “Open” category of #Forests2015 blog competition. Therefore we kindly invite all interested parties to read the blogpost and support it in the competition. The top three blogposts for every competition category will be announced live at the XIV World Forestry Congress (7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa).