Vallombrosa – Upscaling project results

In the context of Action B.5 “Upscaling project” we developed a Forest Information System (FIS) for an additional forest area in Tuscany: “Riserva Naturale Statale Biogenetica di Vallombrosa”. The experiences and results achieved during the activities in the other  three demonstration sites were the base to develop the Vallombrosa FIS.

The FIS was develop to support the revision of Forest Management Plan in Vallombrosa and to give to the students of forestry courses of University of Florence the opportunity to use FIS during their field courses.

The area covered by Vallombrosa FIS is 1000 ha and the spatial data related to Forest Indicators were generated using UAV photogrammetric data acquired by eBEE and the LiDAR data acquired by aircraft in 2015 by Tuscany Region.

Field data acquisition

Remote sensing data acquisition by ebee UAV


Screenshot by the Forest Information System on QGIS and, below, map of the growing stock for the Vallombrosa National Reserve


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FRESh LIFE at the XXV IUFRO World Congress (Curitiba – Brazil)

Last week in Curitiba (Brazil) Anna Barbati (University of Tuscia) presented the results of our project during the XXV IUFRO World Congress.

Here below some pictures from the session named “Innovative application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Forest Science and Management” during which she talked about “What UAV remote sensing can tell us about sustainability of forest
management at operational level: lessons learned from the EUfunded
FREShLIFE project”.

The presentation is available for download at this link —> DOWNLOAD

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Questionnaire on the Up-Scaling of project results

In these last phases of the project we are starting to work on the up-scaling of the results. In order to better understand how to maximize the impacts an analysis of the preferences of the subjects involved is fundamental.

At the link below a quick Q/A survey to have both a wide understanding of the benefit of the Fresh Life project products in your daily work and tips about how to improve their potential in the project results’ up-scaling.

Thanks for your help!


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Training Session in Molise

This week we had an interesting training session organized by our partner Regione Molise in collaboration with the University of Molise and the University of Florence.

During the two days of training different stakeholder were guided trought the metodologies developed by the project from the field surveis to the elaboration of the data to create maps of the Sustainable Forest Management indicators.

Here below some photos of the days.


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Monitoring Visit in Molise

On the 7th and 8th of May we had the monitoring visit of the project in the demonstration site of Bosco Pennataro.

Here below some pictures of the days and the link at the Report For Policy Makers that was presented during the meeting.


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Visiting Professor


Annika Kangas from LUKE visiting at Università degli Studi di Firenze to discuss with our master degree students new methods for monitoring forest resources

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Workshop by Erasmus+ “Geonatura”

FRESh LIFE  is one of the sponsor of the Workshop “Geomatics for environmental management” that will be held on April 12th in the Lecture hall of the School of Agriculture in Florence.

Here below more details about the day.

We will be there with our drones to show the results of the project!


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FRESh LIFE at the VI Mediterranean Forest Week


This Week we were at the VI Mediterranean Forest Week in Lebanon to present the results of our project. We had a poster (link for the download) and a presentation at the Mediterranean Forest Model Network in a special session dedicated to the best practices for the sustainable forest management (download the presentation).

Here below some photos of the week!

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New Paper from the framework of FRESh LIFE project!

Here below the link to the paper “Influence of Scan Density on the Estimation of Single-Tree Attributes by Hand-Held Mobile Laser Scanning” funded by the LIFE program in the framework of our project.



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Learn to Love Forests!


On the occasion of the International Day of Forests our project contribute to the organization of the event “Learn to Love Forests” that will be held in Florence on 21 march.

Link to the event program:

Save the date and if you are interested here below the link for the registration:

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