Mediterranean Facility

Mediterranean Facility

The Mediterranean, with its distinctive ecological and social characteristics, has untapped potential to contribute to the leading role played by the forest sector in the global bioeconomy. Thematic research and networking at EFI’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) focuses on creating sustainable value from Mediterranean forested landsc

MySustainableForest - Operational sustainable forestry with satellite-based remote sensing

Forests, cornerstone of the EU economy (42% of EU land) and source of multiple social and environmental benefits, need to be managed according to the sustainability principles stated in the EU Forest Strategy. However, forest and wood managers often lack accurate / up-to-date data to support the full wood production cycle coherently.

About

About

The Mediterranean Basin, a region with a unique ecological landscape and deeply rooted social characteristics, has untapped potential to contribute to the forest sector’s leading role in the global bioeconomy.

Projects

Projects

EFIMED supports projects that promote research, provide science-based information on forests and forestry in the Mediterranean, and foster scientific capacity building in forest-related activities. The projects cover a broad scope of topics, including ecosystem services, non-wood forest products, forestry sector business innovations and geoinformation technology. 

Read more about EFIMED’s ongoing projects below or visit the project bank to access publications and outputs developed through completed projects. 

Network

Network

The EFIMED Network includes forest researchers, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs from across the Mediterranean who wish to connect, collaborate, and exchange knowledge. Coordination of the Network is a core element of EFIMED’s mission to strengthen the bridge between science, policy, and practice in Mediterranean forestry. 

NEWFOREX - New Ways to Value and Market Forest Externalities

The aim of NEWFOREX project was to develop new methodologies for valuing and marketing currently non-marketable forest functions, goods and services, identifying the beneficiaries, assessing the cost of provision of externalities and providing policy recommendations. These took place in five EU case studies and one developing country case study, covering key externalities: carbon sequestration, biodiversity protection, watershed services and recreation.

The main objectives of the project were the following:

Tip Tree - Scenarios for forest biodiversity dynamics under global change in Europe: identifying micro-evolutionary scale tipping points

The project aims to identify tipping points in the demographic and micro-evolutionary dynamics of tree populations.  It will assess how human actions interfere in the adjustment between the rate of evolution and the velocity of global change.