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    Jun 06, 2023 by admin

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    One more Virtual Forests multiplier event will take place this week in Eberswalde, Germany.

    This multiplying event will bring students and professionals closer to the possibilities offered by virtual visits to forests in marteloscopes and 3D maps of stands both in forestry and in forestry education itself.

    The Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development will host this VirtualForests project multiplier event, which will be an introduction to forest stand mensuration based on remote sensing technologies, 3D stand virtualization and growth simulation, and related analytical pipelines.

    The localtion will be: Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) – Forest Campus.
    Alfred-Möller- Str. 1, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany; Building 11 Rm. 11.001

    The event can be followed live at: Live stream

    Guest Speakers:

    Ruben Saornil Minguez from University of Valladolid, Spain
    Prof. Vu Van Manh from Vietnam National University- Uni. of Science Hanoi
    Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Mund & Dr. Kevin Beiler from HNEE, & others

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    A workshop on IoT and Sustainable Forest Management in the Erasmus+ Project "Virtual Forests" took place at National School of Agricultural Engineering, Bordeaux from 24th till 26th May 2023.

    The National School of Agricultural Engineering, Bordeaux, hosted a three-day workshop as part of the Erasmus+ funded project "Virtual Forests." The workshop, titled "C2: Short-term joint staff training events [learning, teaching, and training activities]," aimed to explore the growing influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) in forestry and natural resources management.

    Under the framework of the "Virtual Forests" project, the workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to delve into the application and implications of IoT technology in the field of sustainable forest and natural resources management. By contextualizing the "digital revolution," the project aims to develop educational materials that empower students and professionals worldwide to acquire applied technology competencies necessary for effective and sustainable management of forests.

    "We are delighted to be at the National School of Agricultural Engineering, Bordeaux, for this engaging workshop," said Francisco Gallego Ciprés, CESEFOR representative, for the "Virtual Forests" project. "The impact of IoT on forestry and natural resources management could be immense and far-reaching, and our goal is to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to leverage this technology for sustainable practices."

    The workshop was organized in collaboration with the "Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée, France," who warmly welcomed participants and ensured the success of the event, making it an unforgettable experience for all involved.

    For more information about the "Virtual Forests" project and to stay updated on its progress, please visit or contact .

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    The VirtualForests project is coming into its latest stage. These days is taking place the Multiplier Event "E3: International seminar on Forest Virtualization", organized by Vietnam National University-Hanoi University of Science (VNU-HUS), at Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (FIPI).

    The opening of the event included the participation of the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam. (Mr. Oriol Solà Pardell), FAO Vietnam (Mr. Pilato Giovanni) 

    Check the Multiplier events section at this website to learn more about this activity.

    Good job done!

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    The Autumn School will be held at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) next October


    Students will acquire knowledge, skills and abilities related to terrestrial-based remote sensing technologies, 3D stand visualization, virtualization and growth simulation software, and related analytical pipelines.

    The intensive learning period comprises field excursions and coursework on the topics of forest stand virtualization for visualization, and growth and management response simulation. Learning objectives include practical training on inventory based on RS technology, digital rendering of forest stands, and coupling with 360° panoramas for mixed augmented or virtual reality representations of a real forest stand.




    Week from 10th to 14th of October 2022


    Every day 09:00 – 16:30 CET


    In person (The event will be held in English)


    Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE). Alfred-Möller-Str. 1, 16225 Eberswalde - DE.


    Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Mund, Prof. Dr. Jens Müller, Dr. Kevin Beiler, et al. (incl. from University of Valladolid, AgroParisTech & Vietnam National University of Science)


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    Students of Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Germany)

    Students of AgroParisTech (France)

    Students of University of Valladolid (Spain)*


    *5 places with a grant of 605€ for master students of UVa. More info for UVa students here. 




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    Erasmus+ projects committed to sustainability

    RADIO Erasmus + interview with Irene Ruano, technical coordinator of the Erasmus+ Virtual Forest project (University of Valladolid). In addition, other interesting projects on sustainability and green solutions of interest with Carlos Ramos, from CEIP Francisco de Quevedo in Fuenlabrada (Madrid) and Tatiana Polo, from CEIP La Gaviota in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid).


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    On 12 January, the multiplier event "Internet of Trees" of the Erasmus + project Virtual Forests took place in a hybrid format in Valladolid (Spain) and online, organised by Cesefor and in collaboration with the University of Valladolid and Iufor (Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute UVa-INIA). The event focused on topics such as sensors for climate and soil data collection, data management and analysis and techniques for reforestation of degraded urban areas.

    This event was attended by a hundred participants interested in urban and sensorial green infrastructure, of which 40 attended in person coming from 8 different universities, the Castilla y León forestry association (FACYLE) and entrepreneurial sector. The participants who connected remotely came from different profiles of the forestry and digitization sectors.

    The event featured speakers from different initiatives such as Fernando Bezares and Rodrigo Gómez (Cesefor) and Rafa Rivera (Quantizae) who introduced sensorisation networks in forest plantations management and specific application in experimental plantations, plantations in degraded urban areas and in productive forest plantations, as well as, tools for managing the influx of visitors in protected areas.

    The expectation presented by this event showed that there is a huge interest on the digitization of the sector and the possibilities within the forestry and environmental sector towards the use of sensors and data analysis techniques based on artificial intelligence, especially for the optimization of natural resources and their management. But also, the importance of strengthening cooperation, networking between universities and companies, and generating tools that combine learning, innovation and employability.

    The specific objective of the multiplier event “Internet of Trees” was to outline and define the bases and contents of the toolkit that is being developed in the Intellectual Output of Virtual Forests “Internet of Trees - A sensorized forest plantation as an educational product”, including the participation and comments provided by the participants.

    This Intellectual Output aims to provide a toolkit to sensorise a forest plantation or individual trees, which will be disseminated as educational material for university professors, students, forest owners and managers.

    As a result of the day, it is worth highlighting the network generated around the sensorisation networks in forest plantations as for individual trees, as well as other applications in the natural environment. For this reason, and as a contribution derived from the event, an active search for the use of sensors in the natural environment will be incorporated into the Toolkit as well as a methodological guide for the installation and the analysis of data recorded remotely in the field through sensors and its usefulness for decision-making, especially in plantation management.


    The replay of the event is available here:

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    The multiplier event "Internet of Trees" will take place on 12 January around a smart urban forest plantation, located in an industrial area of Valladolid.

    Sensors for climate and soil data collection, data management and analysis and techniques for reforestation of degraded urban areas will be some of the topics of the event.

    Valladolid,  12th January 2022


    9:30h - 10h Introduction to sensorization networks in forest plantations management. Fernando Bezares, Cesefor

    10h -11h Forest management IoT case studies (chestnuts plantations, resin production, protected areas access control) Fernando Bezares & Rodrigo Gómez, Cesefor

    11h - 11:30h Coffee break

    11:30h - 13h The QUF project: how sensorization can help to manage a non-irrigated urban forest plantation. Rafael Rivera, Quanticae

    13h - 15h Lunch

    15h - 17h  Visit to the QUF urban forest plantation

    Location: Salón de Actos. Edificio PCUVa- Campus Miguel Delibes. 
    Pº de Belén 9A. 47011 Valladolid, Spain. 

    Also connection via Zoom will be available. The event will be held in English

    Free access, under registration here 

    Please indicate whether you will attend physically or virtually.



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    We launch the #VirtualForest on Twitter, follow us on @UVaPalencia @ETSIIAAPalencia @YoungForesters @FCesefor @IEFCPlantForest @APT_Nancy @hneeberswalde

    The project "Virtualization of Forest Studies - VirtualForests", under the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships, aims to develop and share innovative digital-based educational tools, platforms, teaching methods and frameworks in forest ecosystem studies. 

    The project is coordinated by the University of Valladolid and involves the Cesefor Foundation (Spain), Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University Hanoi (Vietnam), Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Germany), Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée (France) and Institut National des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de L'environnement - AGROPARISTECH (France).

    VirtualForests will contribute to improve the teaching of forest ecosystem studies by developing open educational resources and innovative learning practices to adapt teaching to situations such as those experienced with the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition, cooperation and networking between the partners and other relevant organizations and stakeholders will be strengthened. Education and training is targeted for students and professionals at different levels and stages of professional development to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in learning.