3.01.00 - Harvesting and transportation engineering


Coordinator:

Jean-François Gingras, Canada

Deputies:

Mauricio Acuna, Australia

Abdullah Emin Akay, Turkey

About Unit

TOR Terms of reference

Analysis, design and continuous improvement of the facilities and networks of technical and transaction processes required to harvest and to transport biomass and/or non-wood products from the stump site to mill facilities.

Clusters of primary processes are (1) tree conversion, (2) off-road transportation, (3) material handling, and (4) on-road transportation. Classes of transaction processes are (5) procurement, (6) order fullfillment, (7) data exchange, and (8) system monitoring and control.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Harvesting and Transportation Engineering Research Group is

to provide support and information to forest scientists and others interested in wood delivery through meetings, information discussions and newsletters, and by drawing attention to research needs and gaps in existing knowledge.

To do this the Research Group will:

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    Maintain a high profile by sponsoring or cosponsoring two or more

     

     

     

    international workshops during each five year period;

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    Collaborate closely with any other Subject Groups in IUFRO

     

     

     

    through joint meetings or research activities, to avoid overlap

     

     

     

    and to ensure that IUFRO's wood transport operations are managed

     

     

     

    as effectively as possible;

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    Collaborate with other organizations with similar aims in joint

     

     

     

    activities;

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    Support active working parties on any relevant aspect of wood

     

     

     

    delivery operations, closing down any that are redundant, in

     

     

     

    accordance with Section VIII of IUFRO Statutes Article VIII

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    Strengthen the IUFRO activities by bringing together researchers

     

     

     

    from developing and developed countries to optimize the use of

     

     

     

    IUFRO's aims;

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    Encourage all its members to improve communication between IUFRO

     

     

     

    groups, scientist and officers, by all means, including meetings

     

     

     

    newsletters and electronic communication.

     

     

     


State of Knowledge

  • AKAY, A.E. and J. SESSIONS.  2004. Roading and Transport Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 259-269.
  • OWENDE, P.  2004. Wood Delivery. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 269-279.
  • SPINELLI, R.  2004. Harvesting of Thinnings. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 252-259.