The I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions invites proposals for symposia sessions (parallel sessions during the conference). These applications should be received by December 31, 2015. Visit the webpage of Mountains 2016 to submit a proposal.
The IPB team of the SIMWOOD project will introduce FlorNExT, the forest growth and yield online modeling and simulation tools for the forests of the Northeast of Portugal, to the forestry community of the region on November 12. In a workshop to take place at the School of Agriculture of IPB from 10:30 to 12:00, the team members will make a short introduction to forest modeling and will provide a thorough description of FlorNExT and the modeling behind as well as examples of applications for maritime pine and Pyrenean oak stands. For registration and more information visit the webpage of the workshop.
ESA and CIMO will organize a workshop on the application of LiDAR in forest inventory as part of the local SIMWOOD project team strategy to overcome stand level data availability constraints. The workshop will take place at the IPB Campus on the 14 and 15 of October. To learn more visit the webpage of the workshop (in Portuguese).
Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira is one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in 2015. This distinction is based on the exceptionally high impact of the work of Isabel Ferreira in the scientific community, as evaluated by the Highly Cited Researchers platform from Thomson Reuters. Isabel Ferreira is one of the six Portuguese scientists earning this distinction in 2015. Isabel Ferreira is Coordinator Professor at the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, member of the direction board of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) and Principal Investigator of the Food Safety and Technology research group. For more information visit the website of Thomson Reuters.
Joao Azevedo, from IPB-CIMO and board member of Euromontana has represented Euromontana during the "Mountain Forest Management in a Changing World conference" on 9 July 2015 in Smokovce, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. More information here.
Photo by Peter Balogh (NFC)
CIMO researcher Ana Maria Carvalho has become a member of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) Umbellifer Crops Working Group. ECPGR is a collaborative Programme among European countries, aiming at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe. Know more of ECPGR at the website of the program.
The issue no. 2 of the SIMWOOD project Newsletter has just been released. This issue covers, among other subjects, the Nordeste Transmontano region, one of the 16 regions across Europe where forest mobilization initiatives are taking place under this project. CIMO/IPB are members of this project’s consortium and are responsible for the conduction of research and implementation of solutions for mobilization in this region. Read the NEWSLETTER or visit the SIMWOOD webpage for more information.
CIMO in collaboration with local, regional and national institutions and enterprises will organize, from the 13th to the 15th of July, a large event dedicated to hops and its market as essential promoters in agriculture and agroindustry in the region. The event will include a seminar on beer making technology (13th), a conference on business opportunities related to hops production and transformation (14th), and a workshop on craft beer (15th). Register and check all the information at the official website of the event.
CIMO and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) have just published a book on the Life Cycle Assessment of the Olive Oil Sector in Portugal. The "Eco-Efficiency and Eco-Management in the Olive Oil Sector: A Life Cycle Assessment" aims at providing useful information to all stakeholders of the olive oil sector (olive growers, entrepreneurs, associations, etc.), supporting and encouraging them in achieving a better environmental performance of the sector and a greater valorization of the product.