Metrum to implement the project “Development of a new forest inventory technology” with EU financing

Metrum to implement the project “Development of a new forest inventory technology” with EU financing

Larisa Reine, board chairman of Metrum, indicates that the new technology is to solve the major problems of forest inventory namely, assessor bias, time of execution, consumption of human resources and expenses.

The goal of the project is to develop a brand new forest inventory technology which would ensure the collection of data by the sole means of a specially equipped aircraft flying over the site, while the analysis of the collected data would be provided by special programs.

In order to create it, at first industrial research will be carried out and new knowledge and skills will be gained, based on which the second part of the project – experimental development of programs will be carried out.

Successful implementation of the project will be ensured by the participation of scientists from Latvia University of Agriculture.

Financial support will cover 33% of the total project cost. The majority of the financial support is financing from the European Regional Development Fund, while the rest is from the state budget.