Welcome to the website of the DIABOLO project.

The DIABOLO General Assembly, Workpackage meetings and Management Board meetings are planned for 4 to 5 May, Vienna.

Congratulations to DIABOLO participant Matthias Dees and colleagues on the publication of the paper “Methods for Mapping Forest Disturbance and Degradation from Optical Earth Observation Data: a Review” in Current Forestry Reports (2017) 3:32–45 DOI 10.1007/s40725-017-0047-2

Download a copy of the project leaflet and the project poster. If you want to present the project, this DIABOLO presentation will help.

Our forests are in big demand. Increasing demand for biomass and other ecosystem goods and services calls for changes in forest-related policies at different levels and across different sectors. To deliver high impact, beyond state-of-the-art work within the ecological and socio-economic diversity in Europe, the transdisciplinary DIABOLO involves experts in quantitative modelling, policy science and NFIs, from 25 European countries, committed to provide new methodologies and information for various end-uses, including FISE , GLOBIOM and FAO/UNECE.

How can we provide relevant, harmonised, comprehensive and reliable up-to-date data and information?

First – improvements in the methods of data collection, such as national forest inventories and monitoring systems, in order to produce more accurate, harmonised and timely information that can be fed into EU forest information systems

Second – consistent, up-to-date forest information to support the development of EU policies and international processes

Third – methodologies to make innovative use of data collected using terrestrial, aerial and space based platforms.