International Summer School 2019 | Protecting the Forest Resource: Risk assessment and Management using Innovative Tools

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Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

EFIPLANT and IEFC, together with the Waterford Institute of Technology, are organising an international summer school entitled "Protecting the Forest Resource: Risk assessment and Management using Innovative Tools" following the very successful inaugural summer school in June 2017. The summer school will be held in Waterford, Ireland from 24-28 June 2019 and hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology.

The focus of the summer school will be on tools for protecting the planted forest resource from different hazards. There will be talks, demonstrations, and training in the use of the latest tools and techniques for assisting modern forestry professionals in making informed forestry risk management decisions. The course will include lectures, field work training, demonstrations and hands-on use of different tools in the field and the laboratory.

The workshop is primarily focused at professional foresters, forest consultants, managers and owners, forestry policy makers, and postgraduate-level students. We expect up to 50 attendees from around the world who will taught by more than 20 internationally recognised experts in the field of forest risk management.



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Practical info

The bus from Dublin airport on Sunday 23rd June will leave at 20:00 after the arrival of flight EI685 at 19:35.

Nick McCarthy will meet attendees in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.



Registration is closed



Application for Sponsorship

The Society of Irish Foresters has kindly offered to sponsor the attendance of two (2) participants. This will cover the cost of the Summer School (350 €) but not the cost of any travel to Ireland (however all travel within Ireland is covered by the Summer School).

The sponsorship applications will be assessed by the Summer School planning committee and a decision made at the beginning of June 2019. Applicants at an early stage of their career, those who are self-funding, or those who have limited international experience will be regarded favourably. Successful applicants will be informed two weeks before the start of the Summer School.

If you are registered and are interested in applying for this sponsorship please fill in this form and return it to barry.gardiner @ before the 31st May 2019.


For more info please contact: Barry Gardiner (EFIPLANT) barry.gardiner @