Biomonitor – Monitoring the Bioeconomy

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.
 

Forest Tree Groupings Database of the EU-15 and pan-European Area Derived from NOAA-AVHRR Data

The project aimed at combining Earth Observation (EO) data and forest inventory statistics. A methodology for producing calibrated, digital forest probability maps for different classes (forest; other wooded land; also coniferous, broadleaved, mixed forest maps) at the pan-European level was developed. The process applied NOAA AVHRR satellite data and forest statistics. The statistics were taken from both Eurostat 'Forestry Statistics 1992-1996' for EU15 countries and from three case study countries. The data for the three case study countries was based on national forest statistics.

Forest Products Trade Flow Sub Study, Non-wood Products - Bamboo and Rattan

The objective of the project was to establish a standardised trade flow database on bamboo and rattan and their manufactures (data for the product group in which they are classified) with target years 1962-1998 on the basis of UNSTAT data. This would utilise the methodology developed for preparing the EFI/WFSE standardised Forest Products Trade Flow Data Base (FPTF).