News & Events

22 November, 2017 DIABOLO European Workshop on Improving Exchange of Forest
Information for Sustainable Forestry and Forest-Based Bioeconomy Policies in Europe, to be held in February 2018, Brussels.

18-22 September, 2017 IUFRO Congress, Freiburg. DIABOLO-ENFIN joint session was held on Forest information for bioeconomy outlooks.

1 June, 2017 The H2020 project DIABOLO was invited to the European Commission workshop on “Climate Action in Agriculture and Forestry” to present its contribution to climate-smart land-use policy and best practices.

23 May, 2017 Read about the annual project meeting, held in Vienna, 4-5 May 2017.

27 April, 2017 Enjoy the Timber 2017 Show Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland 5-6 May. See

31 March, 2017 The JRC Directorate for Sustainable Resources has published a vacancy for the auxiliary contract staff position  FG IV Project officer in the field of modelling the forest carbon dynamics in the EU.For details and online application to the post:  Deadline: 18/04/2017 23:59 Brussels time. Please note that interested candidates must also apply to the permanent open call for researcher FGIV (, in case they are not already in a valid EPSO reserve list. Giacomo Grassi – LULUCF workpackage Leader European Commission – Joint Research Centre Sustainable Resources Directorate – Bioeconomy Unit  21027 – Ispra (VA)/Italy

6 March, 2017 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 Curr Forestry Rep (2017) 3:32–45 DOI 10.1007/s40725-017-0047-2

1 March, 2017 DIABOLO General Assembly, WG meetings and MB meeting 4 to 5 May 2017 in Vienna. For more information, please contact

14 November, 2016 The call for abstracts to the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg Germany, 19-22 September, 2017 is now open at
The DIABOLO project and the ENFIN network have a joint session: “Forest information for bioeconomy outlooks – a joint session of the European National Forest Inventory Network (ENFIN) and the Horizon 2020 project DIABOLO”. Deadline for abstract submission via the electronic system available at is 30 November 2016.

11 November, 2016 DIABOLO ventures into the Twittersphere. Follow us at @diaboloprojecte

28 October, 2016 Local stakeholders from Coillte in Ireland of DIABOLO’s sister project ALTERFOR learn about the DIABOLO project at a meeting in Connemara, Ireland.

30 September, 2016 – Reports on the DIABOLO workshop “Policy needs for and provision of forest information for policy making and practice in Europe: state of the art and the way forward”, held in Vienna at the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW).

19–20 September, 2016 – DIABOLO workshop “Policy needs for and provision of forest information for policy making and practice in Europe: state of the art and the way forward”, to be held in Vienna at the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW). Participation to the workshop is by invitation only. Invitation has been sent to a core group of DIABOLO research partners and a range of European and national policymakers and stakeholders. The workshop will bring together providers and users of NFI information at European and national level. The event is jointly organised by ALU-FR, SLU and BFW. For more information on the content of the workshop, please contact Dr. Metodi Sotirov (ALU-FR)

16 September, 2016 Our project Newsletter is available for download, pdf 900kb.

Press release 17 May 2016 DIABOLO bridges the gap between forest information demand and supply in Europe. News from the project meeting held in Copenhagen, 19-20 April, 2016.

WSL is planning to recruit a Post-Doc level forest inventory statistician to work on tasks 2.3 in WP2 of the DIABOLO project. Follow this link if interested:

19 – 20 April, 2016 – DIABOLO General Assembly, WG meetings and MB meeting , in Copenhagen. An invitation has been sent to DIABOLO participants. Registration latest by 29 February 2016. For more information, please contact Read about the annual meeting in Copenhagen here.

1 September, 2015 – A document D7.2 describing the project management tools and procedures: consortium agreement, quality assurance and internal communication strategy has been completed and uploaded to the project intranet (for project partners only).

3 July, 2015. IRELAND – The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is recruiting field staff to work on the National Forest Inventory (Ref:15/FOR/025). The post is a 20 month fixed term contract (Forestry Inspector Grade III), based at Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford. Further details are available here  Closing date is 4.00 pm on Thursday, 16 July 2015.

30 June, 2015. The dissemination pack is available online. Download the project leaflet here.

1 June, 2015. The DIABOLO project delivers! The first batch of project deliverables are ready including: List of policies relevant for sustainable multi-purpose forestry  at EU level, and the Communication and Dissemination Plan and this Project website.

27-28 April 2015, the kick-off meeting in Joensuu, Finland. This event was attended by all partners and set the scene for the next for years of the project.

1 March 2015. The official start date of the DIABOLO project.