FRESh LIFE celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of LIFE programme

LIFE & Foreste

FRESh LIFE participated to “LIFE & Foreste” an event organized for celebrating the 25th anniversary of the LIFE programmes in the forest area in Italy. Together with other projects we had four different presentations dedicated to different audience. A good way to disseminate the project aims and results!

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The University of Florence (UNIFI) has designed various free tours to the places in Tuscany (Italy) that were involved in the development of the 14 ongoing LIFE projects which are currently ongoing at the Univerity of Florence.

Also FRESh LIFE project takes part to this initiative, here below the link with all the details!

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Monitoring Visit in Caprarola

Last week took place the monitoring visit of our project. Hosted by UNITUS and the Municipality of Caprarola we spent two days talking about project progresses and perspectives with also a visit in one of our demonstration sites. Thanks to all the partners for collaboration!


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FRESh LIFE at “25 LIFE & Foreste”

LIFE & Foreste

On 19th and 20th of May in Florence will take place the event “25 LIFE & Foreste” for celebrate 25 years of EU supporting Nature, Environment and Climate Action through LIFE.

Also FRESh LIFE will participate to the event, stay tuned for more details about the program!

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Study Visit in Italy of the Slovenian LIFE Team (Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning)

Today, in our demonstration site of Rincine, we hosted the Slovenian LIFE Team that is come in Italy for a study visit. We had a presentation about project aims and activities and, after some questions from our guests, we moved inside the demonstration area for a small visit to the forest.

We are proud to represent Tuscany with our FRESh LIFE project!

Here below some photos of the day.

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eBee flight mission video

Our new video for the photogrammetric acquisition with the senseFly eBee drone in the demonstration site of Rincine is online on our YouTube channel!

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Networking meeting with ForBioSensing LIFE+ project

Yesterday in Florence we had our first networking meeting with Krzysztof Stereńczak coordinator of the ForBioSensing LIFE+ project.

After some presentations regarding the aim of our projects we started to examine how to collaborate and share our metodologies in order to reach common results.

Stay tuned for further news!

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Video of the Demonstration Events

The first project video made during the demonstration events of the last summer it’s online on our Youtube channel!

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Forest Inventory Attribute Prediction Using Lightweight Aerial Scanner Data in a Selected Type of Multilayered Deciduous Forest

Here below the link to the complete paper by Ivan Sačkov, Giovanni Santopuoli, Tomáš Bucha, Bruno Lasserre and Marco Marchetti. One first product related to our FRESh LIFE Project.


Airborne laser scanning is a promising technique for efficient and accurate, remote-based forest inventory, due to its capacity for direct measurement of the three-dimensional structure of vegetation. The main objective of this study was to test the usability and accuracy of an individual tree detection approach, using reFLex software, in the evaluation of forest variables. The accuracy assessment was conducted in a selected type of multilayered deciduous forest in southern Italy. Airborne laser scanning data were taken with a YellowScan Mapper scanner at an average height of 150 m. Point density reached 30 echoes per m2, but most points belonged to the first echo. The ground reference data contained the measured positions and dimensions of 445 trees. Individual tree-detection rates were 66% for dominant, 48% for codominant, 18% for intermediate, and 5% for suppressed trees. Relative root mean square error for tree height, diameter, and volume reached 8.2%, 21.8%, and 45.7%, respectively. All remote-based tree variables were strongly correlated with the ground data (R2 = 0.71–0.79). At the stand-level, the results show that differences ranged between 4% and 17% for stand height and 22% and 40% for stand diameter. The total growing stock differed by −43% from the ground reference data, and the ratios were 64% for dominant, 58% for codominant, 36% for intermediate, and 16% for suppressed trees.



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3D points cloud of the demonstration sites!

Now in the demonstration sites section of our website you can find the 3D points cloud generated by images aquired by Drone (eBee) and Structure for Motion Photogrammetry Process.

Here below the direct link to the pages:

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