The eight CSAs, located in Norway, Lithuania, UK, Germany, Austria, Romania, Spain and Italy, were selected based on the following criteria:
In each, the DSS will be co-developed, and its functionalities iteratively tested, at least for:
EFT: 1, 2, 13
FMP: National and regional forest management plans.
The case study focuses on the Vestfold and Telemark region (S-E of Norway), with around 650,000 ha of productive forests, 66% of which are boreal forests, and yearly growth of 2.75 million m3. In 2019, 1.22 million m3 was logged and sold as different products.
This case study will identify the best forest management goals, in terms of preservation/production, for enhancing the decarbonisation potential of forested areas, considering the lifespan of woody products. A science-based selection system of planting strategies is also needed due to the effect of climate change on habitat suitability for traditional solutions.
Special attention will be paid to the optimal care strategies for young forests, to increase their growth and thereby decarbonisation.
EFT: 2, 11
FMP: Protected Area Network Natura 2000; Ethnographic importance; 28 managed nature reserves (8 landscape, 16 nature and 4 culture).
EFT: 5, 12, 14
FMP: Site of Special Scientific Interest, living laboratory, managed, and conserved by the University of Oxford.
EFT: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14
FMP: Protected areas, areas under the Habitats Directive of the EC (Council Directive 92/43/EEC), multi-purpose management.
The Landesforsten Niedersachsen originated as an administrative body of the German federal state of Niedersachsen, now operating as a business as well as providing protection for nature under national and EUlegislation.
Landesforsten manages 350,000 ha of forest with different strategies, from unmanaged (10% of area) to even-aged forestry.
At the heart of the case study will be the assessment of carbon budgets and other FES for the different forest types and management practices, considering climate change.
EFT: 2, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14
FMP: Shelterwood system; unmanaged; clearcut, coppice.
EFT: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14
FMP: Primary and old-growth forests, Nature reserve, Close-to- nature, Combined objectives forestry, Even-aged forestry, Short rotation forestry.
EFT: 10, 12, 14
FMP: Integration of forest management in the Natura 2000 Network; Synergies with Operational Groups and the Mosaic Project for land management in areas with low population density and high risk of forest fires.
EFT: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14
FMP: Nature Reserve; Nature 2000 protected area shelter wood, coppice, group and single tree selection, afforested stands.
EFT: any EFT, from 1 to 14
FMP: National and regional forest management plans; Shelter wood system; unmanaged; clearcut, coppice; Nature 2000 protected area.