Here you will find the main news about the FORECCAsT project. For week-by-week news of the project, you can go to this page (in French).
In January 2019, our main event was the launch of the FORECCAsT international newsletter about forest and climate change. The goal of this newsletter is to enable a better diffusion of all information concerning these topics, and to help networking activities between projects. News from field projects, trending publications, events to come... we aim to cover all these subjects. It is meant to be collaborative and anyone working with forest and climate change is more than welcome to suggest content for its next iteration.
We also kept working on our mobile application and finished the choice of its ergonomy and architecture. Next step: the programming!
Such a busy month for the team! In just this month, we:
In November 2018, we planted our first arboretum in Senaux, prepared the installation of two more and started the monitoring of some of our first trial test sites in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park. We organized a two-days meeting with forest managers to ensure that the application we are developping will meet their expectations. Concerning outreach activities, we launched our 2019 photo competition and organized a course about forest and climate change for future forest managers from the Haut-Languedoc Forest High School within the International Day of Forests' framework.
We also celebrated FORECCAsT's two year anniversary!
After a very warm September month, the decrease in temperatures in October eventually allowed us to start the 2018-2019 season of plantation and installation of test sites. We prepared the installation of several of our field tests and started the initial monitoring of some of them. We also started the plantation of one of them. Unfortunately, mid-October, heavy rains caused numerous floods in our area. The team was safe but it was impossible for days to access to most of our field sites. Some of the scheduled work was then postponed to November.
During this month, we also gathered several French soil scientists during a networking day to show them our results from our soil study and benefit from their expertise about it. Finally, we organized one of our conferences from our forest and climate change conference cycle.
In September 2018, we prepared the 2018-2019 season of plantation and installation of test sites, though the very warm and dry weather did not allow us to actually start the fieldwork right away. We started the 2018 annual monitoring of local forest and climate change perception and organized one of our conferences from our forest and climate change conference cycle.
This month, after a competitive procedure, we selected High Connexion as the contractor who will build our mobile application. We started working right away with this company to define the application architecture and ergonomy. In parallel, we kept working on the data and models included into the application.
For news before July 2018, you can go to this page (in French).
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