Contribution to the European Forest Information and Communication System (EFICS)

The main objective of this project was to build a fully operational prototype of a reliable forest information system. This system was referred to as EFIS (European Forest Information System) and it would compile, process, analyse and disseminate available forestry information of various heterogeneous data sources on international, national and regional levels. The work was  carried out and the study represented a contribution to the much broader EFICS programme.

The challenge for EFIS was within the creation of an information system that would have allowed flexible analysis options addressing diverse user needs, access restrictions and rights, and adequate technological possibilities of presentation. Consequently the challenge of this project also was in adequately addressing the needs of the various user groups.

This project was carried out with the financial support from the Commission of the European Communities, Space Applicatios Institute of the Joint Research Centre.

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