Python for Forestry

The Forestry Research Centre of the Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA-SEL) is pleased to announce the organization of a workshop oriented to applications of Python for forestry and forest-GIS.

The workshop will be held on 4-5 of december 2014 in Arezzo, viale S. Margherita 80.

For more info go to our page download the pdf here.

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Remote Sensing with IDRISI: A Beginner’s Guide

The new version of “Remote Sensing with IDRISI: A Beginner’s Guide”, updated for IDRISI Selva, is now available. The text includes a range of tutorial exercises with sample data. It is an excellent resource for teaching remote sensing and is used by universities worldwide. The guide is available for US$50 plus shipping.

Remote Sensing with IDRISI is co-authored by Timothy Warner and David J. Campagna, and published by Geocarto International Centre in Hong Kong.

More info HERE


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LiDAR data from The Netherlands

Publieke Dienstverlening Op de KaartThe Dutch National Spatial Data Infrastructure (PDOK) makes digital geospatial data available for the public and private sector.

The PDOK services meet national and international standards, including the European INSPIRE standards and the Dutch e-government standards.

The full Dutch coverage of LiDAR data are now available here in compressed .LAZ format:


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Forest field surveys trough a smartphone

motiMOTI is an Android app for acquiring and calculating basal area, number of trees per ha, tree height and growing stock volume in plot and stand forest inventories. It includes GPS features, volume tables and design based estimators for real time calculations.

MOTI is developed by the Bern University of Applied Sciences and is freely available here:

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“Global Forest Change 2000–2012”

Interesting SOURCE. rs

University of Maryland

Global Forest Change 2000–2012
Data Download

Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat 7 ETM+ images in characterizing global forest extent and change from 2000 through 2012. For additional information about these results, please see the associated journal article(Hansen et al., Science 2013).

Web-based visualizations of these results are also available at our main site:

Please use that URL when linking to this dataset.

We anticipate releasing updated versions of this dataset. To keep up to date with the latest updates, and to help us better understand how these data are used, please register as a user. Thanks!

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Night Mapper

Nightsky of Leicester

New frontiers of aerial survey from Bluesky with the world’s first integrated night-time mapping system combining a specially adapted camera with Lidar and thermal imaging sensors.

These products can help Local Authorities and conservation organisations to provide an assessment of light pollution, optimize urban illumination for security and support street lighting inventories and condition assessments.

More at

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THE ISSUE Webinar 6 – Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:00 CET – Urban Air Quality. Regulation, Monitoring and Management

The University of Molise (member of partner of THE ISSUE project would like to invite you to participate in the sixth webinar of our webinar Master Class series. This webinar will be held on February 12, 2014 (Wednesday) at 12:00 CET. This webinar will be presented by Prof Paul Monks from University of Leicester, UK and Marco Petrelli from University of Rome, Italy.

The topic of the webinar will be: “Urban Air Quality. Regulation, Monitoring and Management”

For more information, please follow:

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PROBA-V is now fully operative

Proba-V_satellite_node_full_imageThe new ESA satellite PROBA-V specifically designed for global vegetation monitoring at 333 m resolution is now fully operative and the first images are available for download at

More information on the mission of this micro satellite at VITO ( and ESA

Near real time images are free for download until the 12th of December!


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Annals of Silvicultural Research


We are pleased to announce the forthcoming start up of the Annals of Silvicultural Research (ASR)

ASR is the follow up and on-line conversion of the journal ANNALI , featured in hard-copy and under different names since 1932 by the current Forestry Research Centre of the Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA-SEL).

ASR is a peer-reviewed journal featuring original scientific articles, reviews and notes on all aspects of silviculture. Related subject-matters include forest dynamics, forest ecology, dendro-ecology, agro-forestry, forest growth, forest monitoring, conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources, protection of forest ecosystems, maintenance of their multifunctional role and of the provision of goods and services.

The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 The topics of ASR are the theory and the practice of silvicultural systems, and related forestry issues. Distinctively, the journal deals with research experiences concerning:

– theoretical development and check in the practice of innovative criteria and methods of cultivation of natural forest stands and forest plantations,

– conservation of forest biodiversity and environmental protection related to silvicultural systems,

– bio-ecological functioning and monitoring of forest ecosystems under-cultivation and in the post-cultivation phase,

– forest genetic resources related to silvicultural systems,

– forest management, inventory and geomatics to support silvicultural system application,

– forest tree farming and integrated agro-forestry systems,

– silvicultural prevention from forest fires and post-fire management.

Manuscripts are accepted both in English and in Italian

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PhD Courses 2014/2016 at the University of Tuscia

Published on-line the selection process for PhD candidates of the XXIX cycle at:

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