iWald | Forest growth simulation app

iWald | Forest growth simulation app

Comparison of silvicultural treatment concepts by simulating forest growth processes on the smartphone.

In the iWald project, a system is being developed enabling forest owners to obtain realistic and technically sound options for the sustainable management of their forests. The individual objectives of the forest owner (private, communal, state) are taken into account as well as the forestry risk minimization and the sustainable conversion of forests while safeguarding the economic, ecological and social forest functions. One of the main results of iWald will be the "iWald App", which can be used to simulate forest growth processes on a smartphone. This will be provided with different entry barriers, so that both the forest layman and the trained forester will find their access to iWald. The goals include activating forest owners, who can thus approach their forest on a playful level, or improving public acceptance of forestry interventions through the possibility of simple visualization of future consequences.

Mobilzačný potenciál
High, activation of forest owners to initiate forestry interventions is encouraged by the game character of the app.
Potenciál udržateľnosti
Sustainable forest management is encouraged based on individual objectives of the forest owners.
Vplyv na životné prostredie a biodiverzitu

Economic, ecological and social forest functions are integrated into the apps decision support system.

Uľahčenie implmentácie
The solution is not yet available on the market.
1. doména (hlavná)
Lesné hospodárstvo/hospodárska úprava lesa, pestovanie lesa, ekosystémové služby, odolonosť
Kľúčové slová
tree growth simulation apps private forest owners service providers
Riešená výzva
1. Zlepšenie odolnosti lesov a adaptácie na zmenu klímy
Typ riešenia
Modelovanie, simulácia, optimalizácia
Digitalne riešenie
Krajina pôvodu
Rozsah aplikácie
Začiatok a koniec roka
Kontaktné údaje
Vlastník alebo autor
RWTH Aachen, Institute for Man-Machine Interaction
Dr.Ing. Martin Hoppen
Dr. Marie-Charlotte Hoffmann
References and Resources
Referencia projektu
iWald, funded by FNR under no. 22012818
Projekt, v rámci ktorého bol tento informačný prehľad vytvorený
Rosewood 4.0