3.01.00 - Harvesting and transportation engineering



3rd International Hybrid Symposium of Forest Engineering and Technologies (FETEC 2022)

"Forest Transportation Solutions and IT Applications for Natural Disaster Management"
online and Baku, Azerbaijan; 28-29 November 2022. Units involved: 3.00.00, 3.01.00

As one of the most important natural resources, forests have vital functions such as improving biodiversity, preserving soil, protecting water, and providing services to society. In order to maintain these functions, forest should be planned and managed by considering social, economic, ecological, and sociocultural factors. In recent years, natural disasters caused by abiotic factors result in serious biological and ecological damages on forest ecosystems while threatening the human life. The most effective natural disasters may include forest fires, winter storms, floods, landslides, and avalanches.

In order to minimize the detrimental effects of natural disasters, advanced information technologies (ITs) such as GIS, RS, ICT, IoT, etc. should be used in planning and implementing of natural disaster management activities. Besides, forest roads, providing important benefits of accessing forest areas, should be designed and constructed considering the natural disasters.

Details: https://www.ormantransportu.org/FETEC2022

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Abdullah E. Akay, Turkey

Jiangming Kan, China

Angelo Moura, Indonesia

Vladimir Nikitin, Russian Federation

Tibor Pentek, Croatia

About Unit

TOR Terms of reference

Continuous technical improvement in forest operations, biomass harvest and transportation, from the stump to the mill, through support of research, promoting network exchanges about methodologies and outstanding results.

Clusters of primary processes are:

(1) tree conversion,
(2) off-road transportation,
(3) material handling, and
(4) on-road transportation

State of Knowledge

  • AKAY A. E., SESSIONS J. 2004. Harvesting. Roading and Transport Operations. Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences. Academic Press. p. 259-269
  • OWENDE P. M. O. 2004. Harvesting. Wood Delivery. Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences. Academic Press. p. 269-279