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: 10 – 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).
  • 9: 10 – 9:25 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, CTFC).
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Session I (WP1).
    • Speakers still to be selected.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break.
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Session II. (WP2)
    • Speakers still to be selected.
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Session III (WP3)
    • Speakers still to be selected.

Scientific Program 13th September:

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session IV. Planning under risk and uncertainty.
    • Speakers still to be selected.
  • 10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45. Session V.
    • Speakers still to be selected.
  • 12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 – 18:30 – Project Management meeting (closed to the coordinators).

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 leader presentation. Situation of each specific Work Package 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)

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 and lunch will be already paid for all SuFoRun participants for days 12th to 14th of September.

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).

Hotel information (to be updated).

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

 

– By regular bus

From Barcelona city center

  • Regular bus between Barcelona city center and Solsona

BUS COMPANY:               www.alsa.es/en

DEPARTING POINT:        Estació d’autobusos Barcelona Nord – Barcelona Nord Bus Station

BUS TIMETABLE:

Departing time

(Barcelona)

Arrival time (Solsona)

Price

(one way)

Price

(round trip)

Service days

6:30

8:35

17.4€

31.4€

Every day

9:00

11:12

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

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

19:00

21:10

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

*Attention! Catalonia’s national day is on September 11th, so if you arrive this day, keep in mind that it will be festive. This means that even it will Monday, bus will operate as it would be Sunday.

 

From Lleida city center (Lleida is connected with Madrid by train www.renfe.com)

  • Regular buses between Lleida and Solsona

BUS COMPANY:               www.alsa.es/en

DEPARTING POINT:        Estació d’autobusos de Lleida

C/Saracibar 2

BUS TIMETABLE:

Departing time (Lleida)

Arrival time

(Solsona)

Price

(one way)

Price

(round trip)

Service days

13:00

14:55

15.7€

28.35€

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

*Attention! Catalonia’s national day is on September 11th, so if you arrive this day, keep in mind that it will be festive. This means that even it will Monday, bus will operate as it would be Sunday.

 

– By taxi

 

Taxi fares from Barcelona/Barcelona airport to Solsona are of about 120-150 EUR.

Shared taxis will be arranged. Please when registering indicate your arrival and departure time.

 

– By car

Of course you can come to Solsona with your own car or with a rented one!

Rent car desks in the airport:

http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Barcelona/en/Page/1045569607387/

Car rental browser:

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

 

How to go back from Solsona

– By regular bus

To Barcelona city center

  • Regular bus between Solsona and Barcelona city center

BUS COMPANY:               www.alsa.es/en

DEPARTING POINT:        Solsona Bus Station (Ctra. Bassella s/n)

ARRIVAL POINT:             Estació d’autobusos Barcelona Nord – Barcelona Nord Bus Station

BUS TIMETABLE:

Departing time (Solsona)

Arrival time (Barcelona)

Price one way

Price round trip

Service days

06:10

08:30

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

06:30

08:40

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

07:55

10:00

17.4€

31.4€

Every day

12:30

14:40

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

14:30

16:50

17.4€

31.4€

Monday to Friday

16:55

19:00

17.4€

31.4€

Every day

*Attention! Catalonia’s national day is on September 11th, so if you arrive this day, keep in mind that it will be festive. This means that even it will Monday, bus will operate as it would be Sunday.

 

To Lleida city center (Lleida is connected with Madrid by train www.renfe.com)

  • Regular buses between Solsona and Lleida

BUS COMPANY:               www.alsa.es/en

DEPARTING POINT:        Solsona Bus Station (Ctra. Bassella s/n)

ARRIVAL POINT:              Estació d’autobusos de Lleida (C/Saracibar 2)

BUS TIMETABLE:

Departing time (Solsona)

Arrival time (Lleida)

Price one way

Price round trip

Service days

6:40h

8:35h

15.7€

28.35€

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

*Attention! Catalonia’s national day is on September 11th, so if you arrive this day, keep in mind that it will be festive. This means that even it will Monday, bus will operate as it would be Sunday.