The BioMonitor project wants to address the information gap and mismatch of emerging innovative industries coming from the chemical and materials sectors that deal with the production of bio-based intermediate and end-products. It also wants to resolve the lack of indicators needed to quantify the bioeconomy’s economic, environmental and social impacts in the EU and its Member States.
The aim of the project was to evaluate economic impacts of different types of forest management practices and sawnwood market scenarios in the case of hypothetical sawmills in Finland.
The project was financed by the AIR Programme of the European Union with participant organisations from 15 countries in Europe. The aim of the study was to get an overview of the present state-of-the-art in Europe regarding:
- supply and demand of timber and forest industry products at national and regional levels;
- structural changes of the forest sector and;
- data availability for consistent demand and supply analyses of timber and forest industry products at the European level.
Support Study for the Development of the Non-legislative Acts as Provided for in the EU Timber Regulation
The project aimed to identify the most efficient ways to fulfil the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation with respect to risk assessment systems and the role of monitoring organizations, taking into account in particular relevant best practices.
The project was a consortium project under the title 'Towards progressive forest sector in North-West Russia', consisting of four subprojects:
The first subproject, led by Olli Saastamoinen, focused on the role of forest policy, legislation, and national forest programmes in Russia.
The second subproject was led by Timo Karjalainen and the focus was on technology transfer for efficient and sustainable forest management and wood procurement in Northwest Russia.
The first aim of this project is to make a multiclient study on the most important international trade flows of forest products during 1983-1996 with respective trends. The identification of these flows will be decided in consultation with relevant potential clients, DG's of European Commission and a few consulting companies.
The second aim is to respond to the forthcoming demand by consulting companies and other clients and produce individually tailored sets of data and maps on trade flows by quantities, values and unit values.