June 2018: Conference (Solsona and Barcelona, Spain)

Join session on NET RIKS WORK (http://netriskwork.ctfc.cat/) and SURE (https://sure.efi.int/) Projects

COMMUNICATING RISKS IN Decision Support Systems: from basic research to advance decision support tools.

6th – 8th of June 2018.

6 and 7th June in Solsona and 8th of June Barcelona (Spain).

ORGANIZERS OF THE MEETING.

Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) – SuFoRun project:
SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

Further information of the project is available at the website: http://suforun.ctfc.cat/

 

IUFRO Unit 4.04.07 risk analysis
The Risk Analysis working party will bring together individuals with diverse research interests in forestry in order to share techniques of risk analysis. As a working party that will focus less on a specific biological issue, and more on a widely applicable methodology, it will foster unique cross-disciplinary co-operation as it contributes to the IUFRO mission of “[disseminating] knowledge to stakeholders and decision makers and [contributing] to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management”.

 

Conference objectives and methodology:

This international conference will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of risk and uncertainty. This conference is co-financed by the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/) and is organized by Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC, Spain) and IUFRO unit 4.04.07.

The conference wants to provide a meeting and discussion space on scientific and expert knowledge about risk and uncertainty and methods to include this knowledge in decision support tools. Risk and uncertainty includes topics as climate change, wildfires, storms, avalanches … The conference has the following specific objectives;

  • Understanding the impacts of climate change and different hazards in forestry
  • Presenting results of modeling risk and uncertainty
  • Underlying uncertain factors in forest decision-making process
  • Presenting tools for identifying, propagating and analysisng uncertanity in forestry
  • Understanding the implications of integrating risks in forestry
  • Presenting useful approaches to communicate risks and uncertainty with stakeholders
  • Presenting approaches and tools to deal with risk

The agenda includes sessions with key note speakers as well as presentations from other researchers. The conference starts in Solsona 6th of June (full day conference), followed by a fieldtrip on the 7th of June which will serve to analyze the case of wildfires in the region. After the fieldtrip participants will travel to Barcelona where will overnight and the 8th of June the last day of the conference will take place. An active participation of the invited attendants is expected.

 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA:

Tuesday, 5th June 2018 – Arrival
day Arrival to Solsona
20:00 Reception and registration (at Consell Comarcal, Carrer els Dominics 14, Solsona)

 

Wednesday, 6th June 2018 – Conference Day 1: Studying impacts of different sources of risk and uncertainty
09:00 Registration
09:15 Welcome and presentation of the seminar (Toni Trasobares head of the CTFC, Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, coordinator of the SuFoRun project and researcher at the Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC,),”
09:35 – 10:00 Opening session: Rasoul Yousepfpour (Coordinator of the IUFRO Working Group 4.04.0: ”Risk Analysis)
10:00 – 10:50 Key note 1: Jette B. Jacobsen (Real Options in dealing with risks)
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 – 13:15 Session 1. SuFoRun project outcomes

SuFoRun project. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (CTFC, Spain).

Optimizing the Regularity of the High Standard Eucalyptus Wood Supply to Pulp Mills under Uncertainty. Silvana Nobre (UPM, Spain)

A genetic algorithm for spatial planning: addressing risk in harvesting interventions. Pedro Belavenutti (UPM, Spain).

Uncertainty associated for selecting impact indicators to measure a green transformation in the land use sector of Costa Rica. Victor Milla (CATIE, Costa Rica).

Future fire regime changes in Catalonia under novel climates: insights for risk management. Andrea Duane (CTFC, Spain).

Developing Conservation Plans, a MIP Approach for Multi-Action Planning for Threat Management. Virgilio Hermoso, José Salgado (CTFC, Spain).

13:15 – 14: 45 Lunch
 
14:45 – 15:30 Keynote  2: Pedro Zorrilla (Insurance Value of Ecosystems). 
 15:30 – 16:30  Session 2.

New approaches to assessing the relative risk to different tree species from pest and disease and drought, that support species selection in forest carbon and timber projects. Susan Davies (University of Edinburgh).

Landscape diversity for reduced risk of insect damages: case study of spruce bud-scale in Latvia. Endijs Bāders (Latvian State Forest Research Institute )

Dynamically modeling forest development under the influence of environmental hazards. Peter Antkowiak (Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, University of Freiburg).

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee-break
17:00 – 18:30 Session 3. Dealing with forest risks interactions under climate change context across Europe, linking science and practicioners. 

Join session on NET RIKS WORK (http://netriskwork.ctfc.cat/) and SURE (https://sure.efi.int/) Projects:

10’ Sure project contributions on forest risks assessing. Marcus Lindner and Laura Nikinmaa. EFI.

10’ Sure Project, giving continuation to Forest Risk Facility initiative on lessons learned and knowledge exchange. The RiskPlatform tool (http://www.riskplatform.org/). Laura Nikinmaa. EFI.

10’ Net Risks Work Project, discussing forests risks evolution and interactions within a cross-sectoral approach; the case of wildfires, storms, floods and avalanches. Eduard Plana, CTFC.

10’ Collection of best practices on forest risks management. Núria Prat, PCF.

25’ Fundamentals of forest risk awareness and networking. Matrix tool for assessing risks interactions. Yvonne Hengst-Ehrhart, FVA.

10’ European Wildfire Risk Node (EWRN) development. Núria Prat, PCF.

Questions and remarks

21:00 Conference Dinner at Hotel Sant Roc (open to all participants)

 

Thursday, 7th June 2018 – Conference Day 2: Field trip; wildfire risks
08:30 Departure from Solsona (meeting point to be confirmed)
Full day Wildfire risk (resilience forest management guidelines or mass wood mobilization post-catastrophe will be discussed)
 
17:30 End of field trip and transfer to BCN

 

 

Friday, 8th June 2018 – Workshop Day 3: Integrative planning under risk and uncertainty
09:00 – 9:45 Key note 3: Marc Hanewinkel (How to handle Risk and natural Hazards)
09:45 – 11:00 Session 4

An economic comparison of adaptation strategies towards a drought-induced risk of forest decline: financial vs. carbon balance (preliminary version). Marielle Brunette (INRA nancy).

Impacts of climate change and forest management on tree microhabitat and bird community in temperate forests: finding robust management solutions for biodiversity conservation. Andrey Lessa (Univ of Freiburg).

Forest estate planning under uncertainty – a case study from southeast Australia. Andrew Haywood (EFI).

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30 Session 5. 

Implementing survival probabilities into the stand valuation. Roman Koster (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).

Assessing factors of tree heatlh condition in the deforested mountain regions of Central Europe. Wiktor  Tracz (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland).

Affecting factors of wind-induced damage at the stand-level in Latvia after windstrom in 2005. Janis Donis (Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava).

Management perspectives and dynamic patterns of trees species in miombo forestCase study in Huambo province, Angola.  Vasco Valério Chiteculo Chassusso (Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague ).

Effect of bark stripping on wind resistance of Norway spruce. Oskars Krisans (Latvian State Forest Research Institute ).

Developping forest management plans under uncertainty. Cristobal Pais (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 Session 6.

Decision support tool for assessment of climate change on forest growth and yield. Irina Cristal (CTFC).

Decision support tool for assessment of survival of Scots pine, Norway spruce and birch spp. after forest fire. Jānis   Donis (Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava).

A decision-making tool to identify best practices for post-fire salvage logging in Mediterranean forests. Eduard  Mauri (EFI-ATLANTIC)

Developing Decision Support Tools for Managing Forest Wind Risk in South-west Europe within the PLURIFOR Project. Barry Gardiner (EFI atlantic)

16:30 – 16:45 Conclusions and wrapping-up
16:45 – 17:00 Closing

 

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia CTFC, Solsona, Spain).
  • Rasoul Yousefpour. (University of Freiburg, Germany).
  • Imma Clop (Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia CTFC, Solsona, Spain).
  • Goran Krsnik (Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia CTFC, Solsona, Spain).

 

Scientific committee:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • José Guilherme Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal)
  • José Ramón González-Olabarria (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Marielle Brunette (INRA-Nancy, France)
  • Jan Kaspar (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czeck Republic)
  • Teodora Minkova (Washington State Department of Natural Resources, USA)

 

Call for abstracts

We welcome abstracts for oral presentations that are related to the to the topic of this conference.  The abstracts will be used to group presentations into sessions of similar content and they will also be collated into the program book for distribution at the meeting.  We would like to receive extended abstracts with an upper limit of 400 words (not including title, authors and author affiliations and keywords), and the abstract can also include a figure and citations (please use font type Times New Roman, font size 12 and line spacing 1.5.  The program booklet does not constitute a publication and therefore will not prevent future submission and publication of work that it is outlined in the abstract.

Please include the following information in the abstract:

  1. Underline the name of the presenting author, and provide contact email address.
  2. Provide address details for all authors.
  3. Please prepare the abstract using Microsoft Word.
  4. Please submit it named as “LASTNAME_RiskAnalysis_abstract.doc”
  5. Submit the abstract to this e-mail address:  j.garcia@ctfc.cat

The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2018 (extended deadline May 15, 2018).  All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee.  Authors will be informed of the review results by May 20, 2018. Be aware that All speakers are required to register by June 1st or their submission will be pulled from the program. Requests for Invitation Letters will be considered after abstract submission.

Send requests to j.garcia@ctfc.cat along with abstract.

Annals of Forest Science will publish a special issue that includes papers submitted by researchers participating in the conference (after a peer review process).

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar fee will be 270 euros for registrations up to 15th of May, for late registrations (after 15th of May) the fee will be 375 euros. The registration fee will cover welcoming cocktail, lunches, coffee breaks, official dinner, transportation from/to Barcelona and the field trip.

register-now

Registration:  Be aware that the total audience is limited. If you are interested in participating and you want to receive an email when the registration system is ready please contact to (j.garcia@ctfc.cat). Be aware that special price for hotels will be kept for those registered before April 15th after that date we can not promise these prices.

Please to ensure a special price for the hotels in Solsona you must inform us about your hotel selection when registering to the conference and we will make the reservation for you (see table 1 for hotel options and prices).

In the case of Barcelona we do not have agreements with hotels. Therefore, feel free to arrange your own stay for the 7th of June onwards.

 

 

Practical information

Venue

The conference will take place first (6-7th of June) in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Crtra St Llorenç de Morunys, Km 2, Solsona, Lleida, Spain and later (8th of June) in Barcelona (in Palau Robert). The address of the venue in Barcelona is: Palau Robert. Information Center of Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia, 107 08008 Barcelona.

Shuttle buses (covered by the registration fee) will be organized by CTFC on June 5th to transport participants from Barcelona to Solsona city center (the trip takes about 1h30). Meeting point and schedule of the buses (probably two different times) will be organized and specified later. Buses from Solsona to Barcelona on the 7th will also be organized by CTFC.

Please when registering indicate your arrival and departure time. This will help us to organize the buses and provide you exact information.

 

Hotel information in Solsona.

Hotels in Solsona Prices Breakfast included Comments
Hotel Sant Roc

www.hotelsantroc.com

Double rooms: 99 €

Single rooms: 71 € (58€ if >2 nights)

At the city centre.

 

La freixera

www.lafreixera.com

Double rooms: 95 €

Single rooms: 58 €

At the city centre.

 

Hotel Solsona Centre

www.hotelsolsonacentre.es

Double rooms: 55 €

Single rooms: 35 €

At the city centre
Seminar Hostel Double rooms: 44 €

Single rooms: 25 €

 

At the city centre.

No wifi available in the rooms but available at common spaces. No TV.

No room service.

Hostal Crisami

www.hostalcrisami.com

Double rooms: 65 €

Single rooms: 38 €

 

300 m from the city centre

 

Hotel Gran Solsona

www.hotelgransolsolsona.com

 

Double rooms: 61.5 €

Single rooms:   44 €

 

600m from the city centre. No wifi available in the rooms but available at common spaces.

 

Hotel information in Barcelona.

We do not have agreements with any hotel in Barcelona, pleaes book yourself your hotel.

 

How to arrive to Solsona from Barcelona (For those that can not make it to the organized buses)

Shared taxis can be arranged. The cost of the taxi is around 120 €.

Other options:

By regular Bus

BUS TIMETABLE BARCELONA – SOLSONA:

Departing time (Barcelona) Arrival time (Solsona) Price (one way) Price (round trip) Service days
6:30 8:35 17.4€ 31.4€ Every day
11:00 13:29 17.4€ 31.4€ Monday to Friday
15:00 17:05 17.4€ 31.4€ Every day
18:45 21:14 17.4€ 31.4€ Monday to Friday

BUS TIMETABLE SOLSONA-BARCELONA:

Departing time (Solsona) Arrival time (Barcelona) Price one way Price round trip Service days
06:10 08:30 17.4€ 31.4€ from Monday to Friday
07:55 10:00 17.4€ 31.4€ every day
14:30 16:50 17.4€ 31.4€ from Monday to Friday
16:55 19:00 17.4€ 31.4€ every day

 

By car

  • Of course you can come to Solsona with your own car or with a rented one! In case you prefer to rent a car, we recommend this link to find cheap cars but of course you can use any other seach engine:

http://www.find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk/cheap-car-hire-rates-cartrawler-prices-car-rental-search-engine/

*  Please remember to inform us about your arrival/departure times, hotel preferences and need to organize shared taxis for you. We do need this information to formalize the hotel reservations for you and to organize taxis if needed.

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Seminar – The state-of-the-art of forest management models, methods and decision support systems – the SuFoRun experience.

Seminar – The state-of-the-art of forest management models, methods and decision support systems – the SuFoRun experience.

12th – 14th of September 2017. Solsona, (Spain).

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems developed during the secondments performed at SuFoRun institutions. These models and methods that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. In addition, the seminar will further include some presentations from invited speakers, which will present state-of-the-art models and methods used in other countries. This seminar is part of annual seminars that are be organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/) and is organized by Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC, Spain), and Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA, Portugal).

SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

Scientific Program 12th September:

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and presentation of the seminar (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, coordinator of the project and researcher at the Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC, Toni Trasobares head of the CTFC).

  • Forest Management Planning in Catalonia. Current situation and future trends. Trasobares, A. (CTFC)
  • Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (CTFC)

9:30 – 11:30 Session I. Keynote Presentations.

  • Vegetation Modelling approaches. Miquel de Cáceres (CTFC).
  • Operations Research in Forestry. Andrés Weintraub (Universidad de Chile).
  • Terrestrial Condition Assessment for the National Forests of the continental US. Keith Reynolds (USDA, US).

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break.

12:00 – 13:15 Session II. Ecosystem Dynamics.

  • Sustainable forest management of Tectona grandis (teak) plantations in Costa Rica: incorporating the values of carbon, biodiversity and timber in a simulation analysis with 3PG. Anja Nölte, Henrik Meilby, Rasoul Yousefpour (University of Freiburg, Germany).
  • Managing stand density to enhance the adaptability of Scots pine stands to climate change: A modelling approach. Ameztegui A., Cabon A., De Cáceres M., Coll (CTFC)
  • Forest Simulators in Portugal: from develoment to improvement. Susana Barreiro (ISA, Portugal).
  • Significance of Soil Microbial Community in Ecosystem Dynamics and Disturbances: Soil Organic Matter Persistence and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks. Mireia Llorente (CTFC).

13:15 – 15:00Lunch.

15:00 –17:00 Session III. Forest Management planning.

  • Integration of strategic and tactical levels in the management of industrial forest plantations using multi-criteria optimization models. Belavenutti, P.; Romero, C.; Diaz-Balteiro, L (UPM, Spain)
  • Adressing Climate Change in a Stochastic Optimization Model in Forest PlanningPlanning under risk and uncertainty. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (CTFC).
  • A Multicriteria Stochastic Optimization Framework for Sustainable Forest Decision Making under Uncertainty. Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda (Universidad de Chile).
  • A MIP Approach for Multi-Action Planning for ThreatManagement. A biodiversity conservation framework. Virgilio Hermoso (CTFC).
  • Adaptive management rules for Catalonian Pinus Nigra stands under risk of Fire. José Ramón González-Olabarria (CTFC).

 

Scientific Program 13th September:

9:30 – 10:30 Session IV. Ecosystem Management Decision Support Systems and Simulators.

  • Designing Strategic Management Points and corresponding management measure to improve suppression efforts against large forest fires. González-Olabarria, J.R., Piqué, M., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Reynolds, K.
  • Designing a web-based DSS for ecosystem management planning. Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Cristal, I., González-Olabarria, J.R.
  • Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Models (MED-LDM) in Catalonia. Lluís Brotons. To be confirmed.

10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45. Session V. Multi-Objective forest planning.

  • Multi-Objective forest planning. Borges, J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo, J. (ISA, CTFC)
  • A Multicriteria Stochastic Optimization Framework For Sustainable Forest Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda (Universidad de Chile).
  • A Generalizable MCDA model to support the management of Brazilian Forest Plantations: The Paricá And Eucalyptus Cases. Silvana Nobre Ribeiro (UPM, Spain).
  • Integrating retention systems in a strategic forest planning using a goal programming model. Marta Ezuerro, Luís Díaz-Balteiro, Marta Pardos.To be confirmed.

12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:30 – Project Management meeting (closed to the coordinators)

20:30 DINNER AT RESTAURANT EL BUFFI

14th of September, (closed to the consortium):

9:00 – 10:30 – Meeting with the project officer (whole consortium)

INTRODUCTION: Consortium presentation,
COORDINATOR: Project Situation,

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 – Meeting with the project officer (whole consortium)

COORDINATOR:
Report on the management of the project: the secondments done, justify delays, financial aspects, Ethics….

WP Implementation:

  • WP objectives and associated tasks.
  • Scientific breakthrough and success achieved.
  • Deliverables and implementation.
  • Link to the secondments, tasks and deliverables.
  • Future Implementation (linked with secondments and deliverables).
  • Reporting about the Training, Transfer of Knowledge and Networking performed.

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 – 17:30 – Meeting with the project officer (whole consortium)

  • Feedback from Project Officer.
  • Meeting REA and seconded staff.
  • Impact Aspects:
    Dissemination of Results
    Communication Activities

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)
  • José Guilherme Borges (Forest Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia ISA, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal).
  • Carla Bellera (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)
  • Imma Clop (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)

Scientific committee:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • José Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal)
  • Andrés Weintraub (University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile. Santiago de Chile. Chile)
  • Sandor Toth (University of Washington (UW). Seattle. USA)
  • Bastiaan Louman. (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Keith Reynolds. (USDA, USA).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University (PSU). USA)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Eva-Maria Nordstrom (SLU, Sweden)
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Heli Peltola (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Ljusk Ola Eriksson (SLU, Sweden)
  • Dianne Staal Wästerlund (SLU, Sweden)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge, lunch will be already paid for all SuFoRun participants for days 12th to 14th of September as weel as the group dinner at Bufi restaurant (located in Hotel Sant Roc).

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar until August 31st. However, be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of confirmation and that special price for hotels will be kept for those registered before August 15th. Please send your name and affiliation. To register send an email to: Carla Bellera (carla.bellera@ctfc.es) and cc it to Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.cat).

Please to ensure a special price for the hotel inform us about your hotel selection when registering to the conference/meeting and we will make the reservation for you (see table 1 for hotel options and prices).

 

Table. Hotel information.

Hotels Prices Breakfast included Comments
Hotel Sant Roc

www.hotelsantroc.com

Double rooms: 99 €

Single rooms: 51 €

At the city centre.

 

La freixera

www.lafreixera.com

Double rooms: 95 €

Single rooms: 58 €

At the city centre.

 

Hotel Solsona Centre

www.hotelsolsonacentre.es

Double rooms: 55 €

Single rooms: 35 €

At the city centre
Seminar Hostel Double rooms: 44 €

Single rooms: 25 €

 

At the city centre.

No wifi available in the rooms but available at common spaces. No TV.

No room service.

Hostal Crisami

www.hostalcrisami.com

Double rooms: 65 €

Single rooms: 38 €

 

300 m from the city centre

 

Hotel Gran Solsona

www.hotelgransolsolsona.com

 

Double rooms: 61.5 €

Single rooms: 44 €

 

600m from the city centre. No wifi available in the rooms but available at common spaces.

 

Practical information

Venue

The seminar will take place in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Crtra St Llorenç de Morunys, Km2, Solsona, Lleida, Spain. Transportation will be organized from Solsona to the research center.

How to arrive to Solsona from Barcelona

Shared taxis will be arranged. Please when registering indicate your arrival and departure time and we will organitze them for you. The cost of the taxi is around 120 € per trip and we will try to optimize the groups.

Other options:

By regular Bus

Regular buses between Barcelona city center and Solsona. The company is www.alsa.es/en and the buses depart from Estació d’autobusos Barcelona-Nord www.barcelonanord.com/default_eng.asp

BUS TIMETABLE BARCELONA – SOLSONA:

Departing time

(Barcelona)

Arrival time (Solsona) Price (one way) Price (round trip) Service days
6:30 8:35 17.4€ 31.4€ Every day
11:00 13:29 17.4€ 31.4€ Monday to Friday
15:00 17:05 17.4€ 31.4€ Every day
18:45 21:14 17.4€ 31.4€ Monday to Friday

 

BUS TIMETABLE SOLSONA-BARCELONA:

Departing time (Solsona) Arrival time (Barcelona) Price one way Price round trip Service days
06:10 08:30 17.4€ 31.4€ from Monday to Friday
07:55 10:00 17.4€ 31.4€ every day
14:30 16:50 17.4€ 31.4€ from Monday to Friday
16:55 19:00 17.4€ 31.4€ every day

 

By car

Of course you can come to Solsona with your own car or with a rented one! In case you prefer to rent a car, we recommend this link to find cheap cars but of course you can use any other seach engine:

http://www.find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk/cheap-car-hire-rates-cartrawler-prices-car-rental-search-engine/

* Please remember to inform us about your arrival/departure times, hotel preferences and need to organize shared taxis for you. We do need this information to formalize the hotel reesrvations for you and to organize taxis if needed.

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Seminar – The state-of-the-art of forest management models, methods and decision support systems – the SuFoRun perspective.

19th – 20th of January 2017. State College. Pennsylvania (USA).

 

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems available at SuFoRun institutions that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. This seminar is part of annual seminars that are be organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/) and has been organized by Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC, Spain), Pennsylvania State University (PSU, USA), Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA, Portugal) and University of Évora (UEvora, Portugal). It is further sponsored by IUFRO Units 4.04.04 ‘Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling’ and 4.04.06 ‘Nature Conservation Planning’.

SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)  action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

 

Scientific Program 19thJanuary:

  • 9:00 – 9: 10 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar (Marc McDill, Pennslvania State University, USA).
  • 9: 10 – 9:25 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)).
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Session I.
    • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. Review of models, methods and DSS in CTFC (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
    • Luis Díaz-Balteiro. Review of models, methods and DSS in UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
    • Ljusk Ola Eriksson. Review of models, methods and DSS in SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden).
    • Heli Peltola. Review of models, methods and DSS in UEF (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland).
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break.
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Session II
    • José G. Borges. Review of models, methods and DSS in ISA (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal).
    • Manuela Oliveira. Review of models, methods and DSS in UEvora (Universidade de Evora, Evora, Portugal).
    • Rasoul Youspfour. Review of models, methods and DSS in UFR (University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany).
    • Luiz Carlos Rodríguez. Review of models, methods and DSS in SPU (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Session III
    • Paulina Fernández. Review of models, methods and DSS in PUC (Catholic University of Chile, Chile).
    • Andrés Weintraub. Review of models, methods and DSS in UCh (University of Chile, Chile).
    • Bastiaan Bouman. Review of models, methods and DSS in CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica).
    • Keith Reynolds. Review of models, methods and DSS in USDA (United States Forest Service, USA).
    • Sandor Toth. Review of models, methods and DSS in UW (University of Washington, USA).
    • Marc McDill. Review of models, methods and DSS in PSU (Pennsylvania State University, USA).

Scientific Program 20th January :

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Session IV Planning under risk and uncertainty.
    • Andrés Weintraub.‘Do we need stochastic models?/ Necesitamos modelos estocasticos? (Universidad de Chile, Chile).
    • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model. Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC).
    • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University, USA)/ José G. Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugl). Integrating wildfire risk and spread in forest management planning. A paradigm shift?
    • Silvana Nobre, A Web Portal to support restoration planning in São Paulo – a species combination simulator. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
  • 10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45. Session IV.
    • 3 Invited talks by forestry stakeholders in Pennsylvania.
  • 12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)
  • José Guilherme Borges (Forest Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia ISA, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University PSU, State College, USA).
  • Manuela Oliveira (Research Centre for Mathematics and Applications, University of Évora, Évora, Portugal)
  • Carla Bellera (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will cost 20$ per day (aprox 18.32 Euros).  This will cover participation costs, lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration: Attendants must register before January 1o. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of payment.

Any doubts of questions pleae contact: Carla Bellera (carla.bellera@ctfc.es) and cc it to Marc McDill (mmcdill@psu.edu).

 

Practical information

Venue

The seminar will take place in the Days Inn Penn State Hotel, 240 South Pugh Street in downtown State College, Pennsylvania (USA).

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Seminar – Forest planning under uncertainty

Madrid, 26th – 27th of September

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the presentation of  methods that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. This seminar is part of annual seminars that will be organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/)

SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)  action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

Scientific Program 26th September

  • 9:00 – 9: 15 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar.
  • 9: 15 – 9:30 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC, España).
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session I risk and uncertainty.

Andrés Weintraub. Do we need stochastic models?/ Necesitamos modelos estocasticos? (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

  • 10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break.
  • 11:15 – 12:45 Session II Multi-objective planning.

Carlos Romero. Decisiones Colectivas en Planificación Forestal: Una Propuesta Metodológica. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España).

Luís Díaz-Balteiro. El uso de indicadores de sostenibilidad forestal en problemas de gestión forestal como medio para superar algunas incertidumbres. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).

  • 12:45 – 13:30 Discussion and final comments.

 

Scientific Program 27th September:

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session III risk and uncertainty.

Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model I. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC, España.

Juan Ignacio Villasante.   Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model II. (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

  • 10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45. Session IV.

Liliana Ferreira.   A climate change adaptive dynamic programming approach to optimize eucalypt stand management scheduling. A Portuguese application. (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal).

Antonio Alonso-Ayuso. Forest-harvesting planning under uncertainty: different risk-averse management strategies. (Universidad Carlos III, España).

  • 12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Closure Lunch

 

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, España).
  • Andrés Weintraub (Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España).
  • Marta Ezquerro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge.

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar until 24th of September. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of confirmation. Please send your name and affiliation. To register send an email to: marta.ezquerro@upm.es

 

Practical information

Venue

The seminar will take place at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Politechnic University of Madrid) in the “Sala de Grados” located in the first floor of the main building of the ETS Ingenieros de Montes. http://www2.montes.upm.es/inf_general/localizacion/directorio.htm

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Seminar – Models and decision SUpport tools for integrated FOrest policy development under global change

Lisbon, 18th of February 2016

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the current state of knowledge on methods and tools that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for enhanced integration of adaptive strategies in forest management planning as well as in policy analysis in a context of global change. It will also show state of the art research in the different in different institutions participating in the SuFoRun international project.

The seminar is organized by SuFoRun R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/)

SuFoRun is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

 

 

Scientific Program:

  • 9:00 – 9: 15 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar.
  • 9: 15 – 9:30 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session I.

Presentations by each institution coordinator/deputy introducing their main research and methods and models developed in their countries:

  • From timber supply to ecosystem sustainability: the Portuguese experience of addressing the evolving forest management planning paradigm. José Borges (ISA, Portugal).
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Cristóbal Pais (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile).
  • Eva-Maria Norsdtrom (SLU, Sweden)

 

  • 10:30 – 10:45. Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – 11:30. Session II.

Presentations by each institution coordinator/deputy introducing their main research and methods and models developed in their countries:

  • Bastiaan Louman (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, CATIE, Costa Rica)
  • An Overview of Climate-Related Research at the University of Washington’s Spatial Optimization Lab. Sandor Toth (University of Washington, USA).
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)

 

  • 11:30 – 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 – 12:30 Session III
  • Multiple criteria approaches to forest management – recent advances and open problems. José Borges (ISA, Portugal)
  • Dealing with risks and uncertainties in decision-making process. Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany).
  • Sustainability of forest systems: An approach using quantitative techniques. Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model. Jordi Garcia (CTFC, Spain)
  • Multi-criteria Optimization for Forest Ecosystem Services under Different Climate Scenarios. Sandor Toth (University of Washington, USA).

 

  • 12:45 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Session IV
  • Stochastic models in forestry. Cristóbal Pais (Universidad de Chile)
  • Modeling in support of ecosystem service restauration and management in forest landscapes. Bastiaan Louman (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Forest ecosystem modelling and multi-functional management planning tools:  development and application in boreal forestry Kilpeläinen, Peltola & Pukkala. (University of Eastern Finland, Finland).
  • Better forest logistics and operations, linked with strategic forest management plans. Alexandra Marques. (INESC-Porto)
  • Current and future development of the EMDS system relevant to SuFoRun. Keith Reynolds (USDA, USA)
  • Still to be updated

 

  • 16:00 – 16: 15 Cofee Break
  • 16:15 – 17:30 Open discussion on linkages/synergies to ongoing research or education projects.

 

Organizing team:

  • José Borges. Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, Spain
  • Andrea Teixeira. Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Scientific committee:

  • José Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal)
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Andrés Weintraub (University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile. Santiago de Chile. Chile)
  • Sandor Toth (University of Washington (UW). Seattle. USA)
  • Bastiaan Louman. (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Keith Reynolds. (USDA, USA).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University (PSU). USA)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Cristóbal Pais (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Eva-Maria Nordstrom (SLU, Sweden)
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Heli Peltola (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Ljusk Ola Eriksson (SLU, Sweden)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge.

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar until 3rd of February. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of confirmation. To register send an email to: j.garcia@ctfc.es and to ateixeira@isa.ulisboa.pt.

Practical information

Venue

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Tapada da Ajuda,

1349-017 Lisboa,

Portugal

The seminar will be at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia. The meeting room will be the “Sala de Atos” located in the main building. The Instituto Superior de Agronomia is located in Lisbon in Tapada da Ajuda (in Calçada of Tapada) between Monsanto and Alcântara (near Largo do Calvário, which is a small square, and by the side of the bridge over the Tagus, called “25th of April”).

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