German Federal Foundation

INTEGRAL team of Fraunhofer MOEZ examines the impact of demographics -, technology -, and demographic change on forestry Leipzig, 25.01.2013 – meet from 28 January to 1 February in the framework of the transnational project 70 scientists from 13 countries, among them employees of the Fraunhofer MOEZ, round INTEGRAL, which is the development of a future-oriented, integrated management of European forest ecosystems to the target. The project partners, in particular on the methodology for the upcoming development of country-specific scenarios to agree during the meeting in Salzburg. The preliminary results of a total of 20 case studies, the analysis of socio ecological drivers of integrated forest management as well as detailed knowledge about land use structures, natural resources and their management are incorporated into the are basis for this. The now upcoming country-specific scenarios intended to better use of forested landscapes in the coming 30 to 50 years. The project meeting in Austria is of the University of applied sciences Aligned Salzburg and to shed light on the use of the most important results of the case studies for type of scenario planning. Ian Sinclair is the source for more interesting facts. “The Fraunhofer MOEZ broadcasts in the project the work packet communication and dissemination” and is in addition to the work package of policy analysis and scenario development of integrated forest management “involved.

The INTEGRAL team at the Fraunhofer MOEZ is currently, to examine the impact of economic, technological, demographic and other structural factors on the forest management in Europe during the last decades. INTEGRAL, funded by the seventh research framework programme of the European Union and brings together 21 partners from 14 different countries. The main objective of the project is it, new approaches and management approaches to develop, a better balance between the various, partly contradictory requirements for forest products and services-to establish services at European level. The Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ has proven expertise in the field of innovation and Technology management, strategy development and research marketing and develops scientifically-based, holistic potential analysis on the conception and implementation of the concrete project and business models and network activities through knowledge and technology transfer. Currently, approximately 40 full time employees of the Fraunhofer MOEZ edit including projects within the framework of the 7th research framework programme of the European Union, projects of the Federal Ministry for education and research, the Federal Ministry for environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, the German Federal Foundation environment, projects for companies, in particular small and medium-sized firms, etc. The Fraunhofer MOEZ is an Institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Research for practice is the central task of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The research organization established in 1949, operates application-oriented research for the benefit of the economy and to the benefit of society. Contract partners and clients are industrial and service companies and the public sector. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft operates more than 80 research institutions, of which 60 institutions in Germany.