Digital solutions for forest pests and diseases

End on 18 Jan 2022

Meet the innovators, get inspired and develop new partnerships

Forestry Speed Dating puts innovators in contact with potential partners and end-users, to speed up innovation and create new partnerships. Through a series of speed dating workshops, and facilitation of meeting with innovators, you can find inspiration and explore new solutions towards a sustainable forest circular bioeconomy for your area.

Theme 1: Digitalisation of forest management, inventory and monitoring.

Discover new digital solutions to improve forest management, sustainable forest operations and efficient supply. Find out more about digital tools that support forest managers’ decision-making as well as communicating what you do to the public and engaging their input. 

Forestry Speed Dating #4: 18 January, 10:00-11:30 (CET)

Get in touch with the innovators behind digital solutions for forest pests and diseases, and hear about how they can help you to detect their damages before it’s too late, or seek potential collaborations. 

Decay maps

CETEMAS developed an automatic tool for the generation of decay maps using multispectral data captured with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and based on free software. The tool allows automatic mapping for disease and pest risk management. A successful case study of this innovation is the detection of brown spot needle blight in pine forests.
By Covadonga Prendes Pérez, CETEMAS.
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EnviNavigator is a project co-funded by the European Space Agency, developing forest services based on satellite monitoring that use self-learning artificial intelligence. Up-to-date information on the current state of forests, their risks, and changes in them can be produced by combining satellite data with other data sets relating to forestlands.
By Sanna Härkönen, Bitcomp.
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Festmeter offers vitality analyses with regards to bark beetle detection in conifer forests. The service is designed to help prevent excessive damage in the forest. Long-standing customers report positive hit rates of over 80% – they identify the majority of beetle infestations; based on the report, the forest rangers can take action. Festmeter allows to act faster and more purposefully in the field.
By Kurt Wöls, Festmeter.
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5 min


Presentation and Q&A Decay maps, by Covadonga Prendes Pérez

20 min


Presentation and Q&A EnviNavigator, by Sanna Härkönen

20 min


Presentation and Q&A Festmeter, by Kurt Wöls

20 min


Breakout rooms with speakers

22 min


Closure and presentation of next event

 3 min


Continuation of breakout rooms according to availability



Target audience

Companies and agencies performing forest management, forest managers, forest research organisations, timber companies, forest owner(s) (associations); all interested in digitalisation of forest inventory and forest pests and diseases

Next events

Forestry Speed Dating # 5 Software for planning forest management, February

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Date & Time

18 January 2022

10:00 11:30 Europe/Brussels

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+34 672 38 82 53

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