International projects


Fresh Life Project

logo-fresh-lifeThe LIFE project FRESh Demonstrating Remote Sensing integration in sustainable forest management started the 7th of September 2015 and had a 4 years duration.
FRESh LIFE was aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of the integration of data collected from forest inventories with remotely sensed information to operatively support the implementation of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices.
It contributes to derive harmonized information from data collected in the field by providing an ecologically sound context to frame SFM indicators and interpret their temporal trends over time. The project was leaded by the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences.

November 13th, 2019 – we had the Final Event of FRESh LIFE project organized in Palermo in collaboration with the XII SISEF National Congress.

All partners attended the event, sharing results and suggestions with five presentation that you can download from our site (go to the download page).

During the session we focused on the potential of the Forest Information System in helping the management of the demonstration sites: Toni Ventre explained the situation in Rincine while managers from Caprarola and Bosco Pennataro presented some posters with results achieved in these two areas.

More informations:


Development of a methodology for the analysis of socio-economic impact of forest fires and economic efficiency of fire management (MASIFF) – Commissioning Institute:  European Forest Institute

Project Life+ FUTMON “Development of selection criteria for large-scale plots”
Commissioning Institute:  CNR – Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi Forestali

European forest types for biodiversity assessment – a user guide –  Commissioning Institute: European Environment Agency

Network for an European Forest Information Service – Commissioning Institute: European Community

The relationship between the natural vegetation and soil properties in selected Natura 2000 sites in Italy  – Commissioning Institute: European Community

Development of methods and tools for monitoring forest diversity as a contribution to sustainable forest management in Europe (D.M.M.D.)  (Commissioning Institute: European Community)

Definition of a common european analytical framework for the development of local agri-environmental programmes for biodiversity landscape conservation (AEMBAC)
 (Commissioning Institute: European Community)

Scale dependent monitoring of non-timber forest resources based on indicators assessed in various scales (M.N.T.F.R.)  (Commissioning Institute: European Community)

EUROPARK – Creating training tools for a sustainable use of resources, environmental education and rural tourism in protected areas   (Commissioning Institute: University Enterprise Training)

Territorial trends in the management of the natural heritage. Case study on the Forest of Vallombrosa –  Commissioning Institute: Royal Haskoning – Division Spatial Development (Holland)

Pilot study on the use of National Forest Inventories to downscale European forest diversity spatial information in five test areas, covering different geo-physical and geo-botanical conditions –  (Commissioning Institute: European Commission – Joint Research Centre)