Project

Innovative information technologies for analysis of negative impact on the cross-border region forests, InnoForestView, KS 1309

Duration of the project in months: 24 (1st of May 2019 – 28th of February 2021)

Project activities area: Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region, cross-border area of Finland South Savo.

Funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

Requested programme financing: 561 695 euros.

The main objective of the project is to create and integrate Finnish and Russian unified innovation information system for analysis and forecasting the preconditions and impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on the forest state in the Programme area.

The project will analyze three main types of disturbances:

  • forest fires;
  • insects attackand deseases spread;
  • human impact in the road side forests.

The system will be based on mobile web-technologies which will provide global access thought personal devices and geoportals. Sources for analysis are remote sensing and ground data results.

Results for region

To create and integrate Finnish and Russian unified innovation information system for analysis and forecasting the preconditions and impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on the forest state with the view of reducing negative impact on cross-border ecological environment.

To implement best practices exchange and joint activities of Finish-Russian specialists using advanced information technologies, Earth Observation (hereinafter – EO) data (including, but not limited to COPERNICUS, Sentinel, Russian satellites data, UAV data) to reduce emergency situation impact.

To raise public awareness about state of the forest and environment security.

To increase the degree of openness and mutual trust of the specialists and citizens on both sides of the border and implement a unified information system.

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