Open Call in ERA-NET Sumforest - Deadline 17 June 2016
The ERA-NET "Sumforest: Sustainable forests for the society of the future" has launched a call for transnational research proposals. Deadline for proposal submission is June 17, 2016.
17 June 2016
Short Call Abstract:
The present call for proposals focuses on basic and applied research that aims to support policy decisions regarding multifunctional forestry. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation such as interdisciplinarity are encouraged.
The important climatic, environmental, socio-economic and land-use changes taking place at global, regional and local levels, pose new challenges for meeting the multifunctional demands on European forest resources, and for their sustainable management.
European forest research is still fragmented and enhanced co-operation and coordination of research activities carried out at regional and national levels is urgently needed.
The call is divided in three topics:
1) Comparative assessment of the sustainability performance of forest-based, other renewable and non-renewable raw material-based value chains to inform policy decisions;
2) Risk resilient forest management - Adapting forest management regimes which incorporate risk assessment related to potential climate change impacts to inform policy decisions;
3) Investigation, appraisal and evaluation of trade-offs related to the provision of forest ecosystem services to inform policy decisions.
Socio-economic changes; sustainable management; developing adaptive management tools and models, new innovation frameworks and coherent policies.
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia.