Progress in harmonisation of woody biomass estimation for Europe reported: Horizon 2020 DIABOLO project held its second annual progress meeting

The DIABOLO project is proceeding in harmonising the processing of data and the reporting of information for forest biomass estimation and other ecosystem goods and services. The annual project meeting in Vienna highlighted the progress in developing distributed, integrated and harmonised forest information for bioeconomy outlooks.

Group phtograph of project meeting participants. The DIABOLO annual project meeting took place at the BFW and IIASA in Vienna and Laxenburg, Austria on 4-5 May 2017. Photo: BFW 2017.

The DIABOLO annual project meeting took place at the BFW and IIASA in Vienna and Laxenburg, Austria on 4-5 May 2017. Photo: BFW 2017.

The DIABOLO annual project meeting took place at BFW and the IIASA on 4-5 May 2017. It brought together over 60 experts and scientists from 33 leading European scientific institutions in the fields of quantitative modelling, policy and social science, and national forest inventories, all committed to providing new methodologies and information for a variety of end-uses within the ecological, social and economic diversity in Europe. In Vienna, the DIABOLO Working Groups (WG) reported on their collaborative research progress and outlined their next steps for the months ahead.

During the meeting in Vienna it was decided that WG 1 – Policy analysis of demands for and provision of forest data will organize three participatory dialog groups in 2017/2018 focusing on sustainable timber production, forest biodiversity and climate change and energy