WP1 – Information and knowledge transfer
Lead partner: EFI
WP1 designs and implements stakeholder interaction, knowledge transfer and training. It ensures that relevant key actors are involved in shaping potential sustainable pathways to support forests’ capacities to mitigate climate change. The WP takes into consideration implications on environmental integrity, social acceptability and economic feasibility, thus contributing to a multi-actor approach to forest management.
WP2 – Ecosystem functions of managed versus unmanaged forests
Lead partner: KU Leuven
The overall objective of WP2 is to quantify differences in major ecosystem functions between managed and unmanaged forests across Europe by applying state-of-the-art spatial data approaches to available geodata.
WP3 – Socio-institutional patterns of innovative forest-based mitigation and adaptation strategies
Lead partner: USV
WP3 will develop a comprehensive vision of forest dynamics and of adaptive management by considering interactions between societal actors, their perceptions of reality and of social-ecological systems. The WP will use two different approaches, one of sociological nature, and one based on economic analysis.
WP4 – Development and impact of sustainable forest management alternatives
Lead partner: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The overall aim of WP4 is to apply existing forest simulation models (i.e., PICUS, GOTILWA+, SIMA, and LMDzOR) to new management scenarios based on stakeholders’ expertise (WP1), observational data (WP2), and stakeholder preferences (WP3) in order to: (a) look for sustainable management alternatives and (b) quantify their impacts, trade-offs, and synergies on Europe’s wood production, GHG balance, water budget, structural diversity, disturbance regimes as well as their feedbacks. The expected biogeochemical and biophysical impacts of forest management alternatives will be used as part of the WP1 training program for stakeholders.
WP5 – Carbon certification improvements: contribution from research and practitioners
Lead partner: I4CE
The overall aim of WP5 is to contribute to the improvement of forest carbon certification in Europe by exploring technical options for robust forest monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) as well as creating the market conditions for a wider acceptance and use of such instruments by private project developers, public institutions, and potential buyers.
WP6 – Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation
Lead partner: UPV
This WP aims to maximize INFORMA’s impacts through targeted communication and dissemination activities and effective exploitation of project outcomes that contribute to enhancing multipurpose SFM practices in a climate change context at different levels.
WP7 – Project Management
Lead partner: UPV
The aim of WP7 is to ensure an efficient project execution leading to the achievement of all proposed project objectives and outputs.