COST Action FP0603
Forest models for research and decision support in sustainable forest management

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04.05.2012 - Presentations and posters from the COST FP0603 Final meeting "Forest models for research and decision support in sustainable forest management" are now available: COST FP0603 Final meeting.

26.09.2011 - COST FP0603 Final meeting "Forest models for research and decision support in sustainable forest management" - Pierroton (Bordeaux), France - 1-2 March 2012
COST FP0603 Final meeting will be an international conference focusing on the current state of knowledge on forest models and their use to support decision support in sustainable forest management. It will highlight the results of the COST Action FP0603 and discuss them in the context of the world research on this topic. The conference is directed not only to researchers but provides also a forum for stakeholders where the support of models to forest management will be presented and discussed. A call for contributions is open and the deadline for submissions is Monday October 31, 2011. Submit your abstract (300 words) using the abstract template from the conference website or to Céline Krier EFIATLANTIC (firstname.lastname@efi.int). Notifications of acceptance will be sent to authors by 15th December 2011. The abstract must include:

      - a comprehensive title
      - a preference between oral presentation and poster
      - an indication of the topic(s) addressed by the contribution
      - the names and affiliations of all contributors
More details about this meeting and registration at the local organiser website: EFI Atlantic.

13.09.2011 - 7th call for Short Term Scientific Missions
The 7th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 is open. All candidates should submit their applications until the 30th of September 2011. The STSM proposals on this call should not end after the 11th of Decmber 2011. Information about STSM's objectives and rules are stated in Chapter 4 of COST Vademecum Download COST Vademecum. In addition, for further information, it is recommended to visit the COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions.

01.06.2011 - Teaching resources from Spring School 2011 - "Modeling Forest Ecosystems" are now available.

COST FP0603

Information on lectures, forest models, student posters and feedback  from the COST FP0603 Spring School 2011 "Modeling Forest Ecosystems - Concepts, Data, and Application", carried out from the 9 to 13 of May 2011 at Kaprun (Austria) are now available: Spring School materials

10.02.2011 - call for Spring School 2011 - "Modeling Forest Ecosystems"
It is open a call for applications for the COST FP0603 Spring School 2011 "Modeling Forest Ecosystems - Concepts, Data, and Application", from 9 to 13 of May 2011, Kaprun /Austria.

The purpose of the Modeling Spring School 2011 is to bring together high quality Ph.D. Students and Post Docs (not more then 1 year after graduation) interested in forest ecosystem modeling. We will have lectures, group work in the field and classroom and demonstrations of existing models. In addition we ask each accepted candidate to prepare a poster about her/his modeling work for the poster session. Each student will be given an assignment according to his/her work (objectives and data available) in which the student will work during the sessions on model applications and problem solving potential. During the last day, the students will present the results of their work followed by a general discussion.

Teachers: Margarida Tomé, Frits Mohren, Hubert Hasenauer, Annikki Mäkela, Marcel von Oijen, Carles Gracia.

Download application and Spring school details.

07.02.2011 - 6th call for Short Term Scientific Missions
The 6th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 is open. All candidates should submit their applications until the 28th of February 2011. The STSM proposals on this call should not start before the 1st of April 2011 and should not end after the 31st of May 2011. Information about STSM's objectives and rules are stated in the Chapter 4 from COST Vademecum Download COST Vademecum. In addition, for further information, it is recommended to visit COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions.

19.07.2010
The second COST ACTION FP0603 Steering committee meeting was held at NH Hotel, Zandvoort, The Netherlands, on the 13th of July. The following minutes from this meeeting are available for FP0603 MC members information: Download Minutes.

01.06.2010
The 5th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 is open. All candidates should submit their applications until the 30th of June 2010. The STSM proposals on this call should schedule their start to be not before the 1st of September 2010. Information about STSM's objectives and rules are stated in the Chapter 4 from COST Vademecum Download COST Vademecum. In addition, for further information it is recommended to visit COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions.

19.05.2010
Following the WG3 meeting in Brussels there is now a progress report (in Excel form) available for download. This is a "live" document of work in progress and will be updated after the consequent COST meetings: WG3 Progress report

24.03.2010
Presentations from the Cost Action FP0603 WG3 meeting held in Brussels on Wednesday 12 May 2009 are now available: View Presentations

19.01.2010
The COST Action FP0804 FORSYS will have a large workshop soon: DSFM 2010 – Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management - Experiences and Perspectives - Lisbon, 19-22 April 2010. As there are connections between FP0603 and FP0804 Actions you might be interested participating on this workshop. The deadline for abstract submissions is 25th January. The COST Action FP0603 is announcing this workshop but no funding for this workshop will be given through Action FP0603. In addition, for further information it is recommended to visit "Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management" website: DSFM 2010.

18.11.2009
The 4th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 is open. All candidates should submit their applications until the 15th of December 2009. The STSM proposals on this call should schedule their start to be not before the 1st of February 2010. Information about STSM's objectives and rules are stated in the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines. In addition, for further information it is recommended to visit COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions.

06.08.2009
The next COST Action FP0603 MC meeting and accompanying workshop is scheduled to be on 17th-18th September in Helsinki, Finland. It will take place in the Viikki campus of the University of Helsinki. More details will be available soon.

23.04.2009
The WG3 meeting which will be held in Brussels on the 12th of May is coming up. There might be additional COST members who would like to participate and there might be still be place for some. As a reminder the members attending to the working group meetings are expected to actively contribute with their input so the targets proposed by each working group will be achieved. In case you might be still interested to participate please write to Professor Annikki Makela as soon as possible (see the page of contacts). The venue of the meeting is Helsinki EU Office Rue Belliard 15-17 1040 Brussels Belgium. Please find attached the WG3 meeting programme: Download programme

15.04.2009
The 3rd call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 is open. All candidates should submit their applications until the 15th of May 2009. The STSM proposals on this call should schedule their start to be not before the 1st of July 2009. Information about STSM's objectives and rules are stated in the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines. In addition, for further information it is recommended to visit COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions.

03.04.2009
A new call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 will be open on the 15 of April. For information about STSM's objectives and rules COST provides the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines.

19.02.2009
Presentations from the 2nd Cost Action FP0603 workshop held in Barcelona 2009 are now available: View Presentations

12.02.2009
The timetable for Cost Action FP0603 has been updated and you can download it here. Download Timetable

25.01.2009
There is an open position for a researcher at EFIMED. You can dowload details from this open position here: Download open position at EFIMED

20.01.2009
Following COST FP0603 Workshop and MC meeting in Barcelona, new information was added in the page "Meetings": the WG3 memorandum from Barcelona's meeting Download WG3 Memorandum and the COST Office presentation to MC3 Download COST presentation

22.12.2008
A new call is open for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603. All candidates should submit their applications until the 30th of January 2009. For more information about STSM's objectives and rules COST provides the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines.

22.12.2008
COST has approved the funding for the upcoming FP0603 Barcelona's Worshop and MC meeting between the 15th and 16th of January 2009. For more information you can look at the programme of COST FP0603 2nd Workshop and 3rd Management Committee Meeting Download Programme.

12.12.2008
There was a date adjustment regarding the 2nd Workshop and 3rd Management Committee Meeting of COST Action FP0603. Now the dates agreed for the Barcelona's Workshop and Management Committee Meeting are between the 15th and 16th of January 2009.

27.10.2008
The 2nd Workshop and 3rd Management Committee Meeting of COST Action FP0603 will take place between the 14th and 16th of January 2009 in Barcelona.

24.07.2008
WG1 presentations from the 1st Workshop held in Vienna 2008 were added page dedicated to COST FP0603 scientific programme. These presentations are about forest simulation models in several countries. The main developments and challenges are reported. There is one common basic structure for each presentation. A summary from the information included in the presentations was produced by the coordinator from WG1 and was also added. View Presentations & Summary

01.07.2008
The call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603 was extended until the 15th of July. For more information about STSM's objectives and rules COST provides the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines

19.06.2008
A call is open to Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) under COST Action FP0603. STSM proposals are welcome until the end of June. For more information about STSM's objectives and rules COST provides the STSM guidelines. Download STSM guidelines

18.06.2008
The next Workshop from COST Action FP0603, which will be the second Workshop of this Action, will be in Barcelona between the 14th and the 16th of January 2009. Local organizers of this Workshop are Professor Carlos Gracia and Professor Marc Palahi.

11.06.2008
COST FP0603 website was updated with minutes and presentations from 1st Workshop and 2nd Management Committee Meeting which took place on 8 and 9 May 2008 in Vienna. To view or download the minutes you are welcome to visit the webpage Meetings or for the presentations visit the webpage Vienna's workshop presentations.

22.02.2008
Invitation for 1st Workshop and Management Committee Meeting which will take place on 8 and 9 May 2008 in Vienna is available.Download Invitation

05.02.2008
1st Steering Committee Meeting - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
The members of the Steering Committee (Margarida Tomé, Hubert Hasenauer, Annikki Mäkelä, Marc Palahí and Frits Mohren) have met on the February 5th, at the University of Helsinki. The SC has decided that the next full WG meeting will take place on 8 and 9 May 2008 in Vienna, with Hubert Hasenauer (BOKU) as local host. In principle arrival should be on Wednesday 7, departure either on Friday 9 in the evening or Saturday 10.

03.01.2008
The website for COST Action FP0603: Forest models for research and decision support in sustainable forest management was launched.



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