The virtual study visit to the RemBioFor project was organised in the ROSEWOOD4.0 Central Europe East Hub together with an additional dissemination event (expert panel on digitisation in forestry in Poland and Ukraine) as a Digital Forestry Day on 13 September. The study visit started with a short presentation of the ROSEWOOD4.0 project. In addition, two guest speakers presented RemBioFor: Krzysztof Stereńczak, assistant professor, deputy director of research and science at the Forest Research Institute (project coordinator) and Zbigniew Karaszewski, PhD in engineering from the Research Network of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Wood Technology.
RemBioFor (Remote sensing based assessment of woody biomass and carbon storage in forests) is a research project funded by the Polish National Centre for Research and Development and Forestry. The aim of the project was to develop a complex method for defining descriptions of selected forest stands, as well as aboveground biomass and carbon storage, based on the use of remote sensing for forest management planning.
During the presentations the main objectives were outlined, the field data collection was explained and the work carried out in the model forest stands was described in detail, and a detailed overview of the methods for estimating the volume of growing stock was given.
One of the conclusions reached at the event was that ALS technology is suitable for determining many parameters of a forest stand. The method is now applied in Polish state forests. The demonstration inspired a lively discussion with the audience on issues related to the use of airborne laser scanning in mountain areas, data accuracy and available methods and technologies.