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Software

Strategic planning for forestry enterprises

Finland, Estonia, 650 000 ha. Integrated forest planning tools for automated annual updating of forest inventory databases and for company-level annual planning. Tools for managing and automatically updating their laser inventory databases. Integration with IPTIM Assets used for company planning and by the land use management team for valuation and cash flow modeling. A QGIS plugin for controlling the system. GeoServer integration for providing the results as WMS layers.

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Automatic planning for thousands of forest owners

Finland, 300 000 ha. Integrated forest planning tools for creating forest management plans for Stora Enso’s private forest owner clients. Computation and reporting backend for a web application. Web service integration between the systems.

Software

Computational and reporting backend for a web application for the private forest owner

Finland. Computational and reporting backend for a web application for the private forest owner looking at the profitability of forest management at individual stand level. Web service integration between the systems.

Software

Vaeltajakartta, mobile app for nature experiences

Finland. The app is built around a map interface that shows the visitor the routes and location based information of an outdoor area they are visiting. Built as a JavaScript based web application wrapped as a native phone application (both Android and iOS). The app extends an earlier application with the same idea, Tienoo, that additionally has a geocache-like game implemented within the app. Both systems also have a backend serving the required data, collecting visitor feedback of the outdoor areas, and reporting it further to the managers of the areas.

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Web app providing and interactive visualisation of the carbon exchange of a single tree

Finland. Web app providing and interactive visualisation of the carbon exchange of a single tree, and showing the user further information linked to the visualisation, as well as providing the users interactive quizzes of the site content. Includes a data integration backend mediating data from the real-time measurement system in the forest to the web app. Note: current deployed version is Flash-based, next JavaScript-based implementation is waiting for deployment.

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Web app for an interactive visualisation of a water cycle of a watershed area

USA. Web app for an interactive visualisation of a water cycle of a watershed area. Backend system for integration with the real-time sensor measurements in the watershed. Note: current deployed version is Flash-based, next JavaScript-based implementation is waiting for deployment.

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Software

Integrated forest planning tools for creating forest management plans, PDF report generation for the plans and software for optimising wood sourcing

Finland, >500 000 ha. Integrated forest planning tools for creating forest management plans for Metsä Group’s private forest owner clients. Web service integration to the company ESB. PDF report generation for the plans, reports being served as a web service. Software for optimising wood sourcing for a large sawmill, including simultaneous optimisation of harvest area placement and road network layout.

Software

Integrated forest planning tools

Finland, 11 mill. ha. Integrated forest planning tools for Finnish Forest Centre for automated annual updating of forest inventory databases and assigning operations at single stand level.

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Updating and processing big inventory data

Finland, 4 million ha. System for Finnish State Forestry Organization for updating laser scanning based forest inventory data. Including a PyQT based desktop application for controlling the computations and running aggregation reports and web service integration to the main IT system.

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Integrated forest planning tools for creating forest management plans

Finland, >3 mill. ha. Integrated forest planning tools for creating forest management plans for OTSO’s private forest owner clients, valuation of forest estates. Web service integration to the main IT system.

Software

Optimising a teak plantation and monitoring Individual logs

A log yard management system for tracking shipments of individual logs. Components include handheld field computer software for entering log information in the log yard, a Flash-based web application for shipment report generation, and the server backend for data management.

Valuations

Forest asset valuations and value performance reports

Finland, ~50 000 ha, 2014-. Annual valuation of all forest assets. Valuation of forest investment targets.

Valuations

Forest asset valuation

Kenya, ~4 500 ha, 2019. Forest asset valuation, including assessment of costs and markets, wood flow modelling, harvest scheduling, and discounted cash flow analysis.

Valuations

Annual valuation of forest assets

Finland and Ireland, 2015-. Due diligence for forest investments in Finland and Ireland. Annual valuation of forest assets.

Valuations

Valuation of forest investment targets

Finland, Ireland, Latvia and Estonia, >200 000 ha, 2013-. Valuation of forest investment targets as an annual service since 2013. Wood flow and cash flow modelling for forest assets.

Valuations

Long-term harvest potential analysis and harvest scheduling, and shorth-term harvest scheduling

Finland, ~600 000 ha, 2011-. Long-term company-level harvest potential analysis and harvest scheduling as an annual service since 2011. Short-term (tactical) harvest scheduling for maximizing income from harvesting.

Valuations

Long-term company-level harvest potential analysis and harvest scheduling

Finland, ~30 000 ha, 2007-. Annual valuation of all forest assets following IFRS valuation guidelines.

Carbon

Annual carbon accounting for a large forest owner

Finland, > 500 000 ha, 2019-. Quantification of net carbon impact considering the complete forest carbon cycle. Including an assessment of the net carbon storage to-date and a forecast based on planned forest management and harvesting operations. Support in carbon strategy development.

Carbon

Development of a forest carbon flux and storage mapping service (Forest Flux)

Global coverage, 2019-. Participating in a project led by the Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) which exploits the increase of high-resolution satellite data and developments of cloud computing technology. The project implements a world-first service platform for high-resolution maps of traditional forestry variables together with forest carbon fluxes, allowing the users to improve the profitability of forest management while taking care of the ecological sustainability.

Carbon

Annual carbon balance of the company

Finland, ~600 000 ha, 2017-. Annual carbon balance of the company, including forest assets (carbon standing stock and soil), carbon in wood-based products and company activity carbon emissions. Strategic long-term carbon impact assessment.

Carbon

Carbon handprint analysis

France. 2015-. Annual valuation of forest assets and carbon handprint analysis.

Carbon

Annual carbon accounting for an international forest investment fund

Finland, the Baltics, Portugal, Ireland, Malaysia, ~250 000 ha, 2019-. Annual carbon accounting for an international forest investment fund, covering carbon storage and flux in/to/from standing tree stock, soil, and harvested wood products.

Carbon

Due diligence of a carbon crediting forestry project for a strategic investor

Colombia ~11 000 ha, 2019-. Due diligence of a carbon crediting forestry project for a strategic investor, including reviewing and benchmarking of the core carbon quantification assumptions, generation of independent carbon credit forecast and an assessment of eligibility for certification of voluntary carbon credits.

Carbon

Bi-annual carbon accounting for an institutional forest investor

Finland, Ireland, ~22 000 ha, 2019-. Bi-annual carbon accounting for an institutional forest investor, including ex-post accounting of the previous years’ carbon impact and ex-ante forecast of the upcoming years’ carbon impact based on planned activities. The scope includes carbon storage in biomass, soil organic carbon and harvested wood products and their substitution impact.

Carbon

Annual carbon accounting for a large forest asset manager

Ireland, ~4 000 ha, 2019-. Annual carbon accounting for a large forest asset manager, including an assessment of carbon stored in the standing tree biomass, carbon sink by annual biological growth, carbon storage and sink by new plantations established, and carbon removals in the harvested timber.

Carbon

Annual carbon accounting for an institutional forest investor

Finland, ~18 000 ha, 2019-. Annual carbon accounting for an institutional forest investor, including estimating of the current carbon storage in biomass, soil organic carbon and harvested wood products, assessment of the annual carbon sequestration potential, and a forecast of the annual net carbon balance.

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Carbon balance scenarios

Finland, 1.4 million ha, 2014. Council of Tampere region. Carbon balance scenarios as part of ecosystem service evaluation.

Carbon

Carbon balance scenarios

Finland, ~50 000 ha, 2014. Carbon balance scenarios for land use changes related to zoning, including agricultural areas, forests, recreational areas. Cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Turku, Lahti.

Mapping services

Plantation performance review

Laos, ~4 000 ha, 2019. The purpose of the review was to provide an independent assessment of the plantations for the lenders of the company (connected to a planned plywood mill investment). The work included a field assessment of the resources and operations, wood flow modelling, and harvest potential analysis.

Mapping services

Large-scale inventory of forest resources

Russia, ~90 000 000 ha, 2019-. Large-scale inventory of forest resources using Sentinel satellite images and field reference data collection with TRESTIMA inventory method. The project was linked to the development of a wood sourcing strategy for a global forest industry company, and included simulation of the development of the forest resources in the target area (approx. 90 million ha).

Mapping services

Forest resource verification

Russia, > 1 million ha, 2019. Forest resource verification using Sentinel 2 satellite images over a very large natural forest areas.

Mapping services

Mapping and analyzing bioenergy potential at a national scale in Pakistan

Pakistan, Vietnam, national scale, 2014 – 2017. Nationwide mapping of crop residues for energy production potential using satellite image analysis, extensive field data collection, and GIS modelling.

Mapping services

Wood sourcing for a sawmill in challenging conditions

Russia, ~100 000 ha, 2015 – 2016. Inventory of forest resources using RapidEye satellite images and TRESTIMA inventory method. Tactical 10-year seasonal schedule for road construction, harvest and transportation for minimizing timber sourcing costs. The schedule considers forest and soil characteristics, harvesting regimes, timber transportation, and different road types (for winter and summer)

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