Call: Network on forest damage
Nordic forests are more exposed and vulnerable to damages such as fire, flood, pests and pathogens due to climate change. Collaboration between nations is a vital tool to learn how to manage the risks at hand. Gather your colleagues and apply for a network funds on the issue.
Therefore, Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network (ForBioeconomy) hereby announce a joint research network call. The aim of the call is to promote collaboration and strengthen forest research related to bioeconomy in the Nordic region by networking activities. Deadline for application submission is August 31, 2022 at 24:00 CEST.
The main focus area for this call is prevention and risk management of forest damage in the Nordic region. Climate change makes it impossible to oversee the increased risks of fire and flooding in the Nordic region. We can also have increased attacks by pests, and also see new pests and invasive species when climate is getting warmer.
SNS and ForBioeconomy Network want to influence the Nordic forest sector by funding networks that address prevention and risk management of forest damage due to climate change-related events. Therefore, we encourage networks with a direct focus on prevention and risk management of forest damage in the Nordic region to apply for funding.
We also invite networks that relate to the general focus areas of the SNS strategy:
- – Forest resources as a base for value creation and rural development
- – Climate change adaptation and mitigation
- – Safeguarding of forest biodiversity