Integrated proceSsing and controL systems fOr sustainable forest Production in mountain arEas
The mission of SLOPE is to develop an integrated system for the optimization of the forest production in mountain areas. Its aim is to fill the gap between the more expensive and less flexible forestry operations in mountain areas and optimized cut-to-length systems in flatland forests.
Therefore the purpose is, to combine spatial information and multi-sensor data from remote sensing. Data occurs via UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and TLS (Terrestrial Laser Scanner) surveying systems to a model for Sustainable Forest Management. With these utilities optimal planning and logistics management can be achieved in forest operations. In the long run, the geo- referenced, combined and harmonized data can be used to repeat measurements and monitor forest health, growth rate, brush cutting, damage, harvest and reforestation.