The new overview of videos in our media corner makes sure you don’t loose track of our growing collection of project videos on YouTube! Check out if you have seen them all already:
The Bucking App is a software for mobile devices to calculate into which length and parts to cut a tree in terms of revenue during motor-manual harvesting operations. Jointly developed by BOKU, Latschbacher and the Austrian Federal Forests (ÖBf), first field tests were conducted recently in Austria.
The first review coming out of TECH4EFFECT has just been published in the Croatian Journal of Forestry Engineering (CROJFE):
Applications of Remote and Proximal Sensing for Improved Precision in Forest Operations
Bruce Talbot, Marek Pierzchała and Rasmus Astrup provide an overview of recent developments in remote and proximal sensing technologies and their basic applicability to various aspects of forest operations.
Read the abstract or download it: http://www.tech4effect.eu/media-corner/publications/
General characterisation of sensor deployment platform to spatial coverage and temporal resolution (adapted from Pierzchała 2017)
Project partners LUKE, CNR-IVALSA and PONSSE successfully conducted field trials near Jyväskylä, Finland, on the efficiency of cut-to-length harvesting machines in cooperation with a contractor and their operators. The aim was to reduce the fuel consumption of harvesters during cut-to-length operations by applying various technical settings to the machines, like idle times, engine settings and fine-tuning of hydraulic power supply components.
A team of three to seven researchers, three operators and representatives of the manufacturer was working on site, collecting lots of measurements, study data and video material. Three different PONSSE harvesters were studied but similar measures can then also be applied for other machine types, such as forwarders used in timber extraction.
The first video has been added to our YouTube channel! Timber harvesting on steep slope!
Look at our scientific TECH4EFFECT poster for details of our project to use data and technology for efficient, sustainable forest management.
- 19-22 February 2020, Progetto Fuoco fair, Verona, Italy11. November 2019 - 14:25
- 26-27 October 2019, Forestalia, Piacenza, Italy20. August 2019 - 17:23
- 6 – 9 October 2019, FORMEC – COFE, Sopron, Hungary – with TECH4EFFECT session13. February 2019 - 13:58
- IUFRO29 September – 5 October 2019, IUFRO, Curitiba, Brazil13. February 2019 - 13:45