Learn to use the right tools for Protecting Forest Resources

Summer School in Ireland’s oldest city in June 2019

EFI’s Resilience Programme highly recommends the summer school “Protecting the Forest resource: Risk assessment and Management using Innovative Tools”, jointly organized by EFIPLANT and the Waterford Institute of Technology, taking place from 24-27 June 2019 in Waterford, Ireland.

Forests are facing mammoth challenges, which means that forestry professionals (and those to become) require the best training possible. Overall aim of the summer school programme is to learn how these measurements can be used to make assessments of the levels of forest risks and how they can be combined with other existing forest management tools.

The focus lies on the training with tools to protect forest resources from different hazards. The summer school follows a highly practical approach, where the participants will be introduced and trained in the use of latest technology and techniques for assisting modern forestry professionals in decision making. Starting with an introduction to tools based on mobile phones, drones and computer-based decision support systems, the agenda continues with laboratory sessions to learn how these measurements can be used. The programme offers a mixture of field trips, lectures and laboratory work. The participants will be guided by 20 internationally recognized experts in the field of forest risk management.

An overview of the detailed program you find here , the sessions on Tuesday, June 25 are open for day attendees.

Who can attend the Summer school?

The workshop is primarily focused at professional foresters, forest consultants, managers and owners, as well as forestry policy makers or postgraduate-level students in relevant fields of studies.

Application for Sponsorship

The Society of Irish Foresters has kindly offered to sponsor two participants. The sponsorship applications will be assessed by the Summer School planning committee. All further required information regarding the application you will find here . Application deadline for this sponsorship is 31st May 2019.


At a glance

The summer school will be held from 24-27 June 2019 in Waterford, Ireland. For all enquiries, please send an email to Barry Gardiner (EFIPLANT) barry.gardiner@efi.int or register directly here

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