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SmartForest is the next leap in efficiency and environmental performance of the forest sector and will be enabled by digitalization and knowledge-based management.
The primary objective of SmartForest is to improve the efficiency of the Norwegian forest sector by enabling a digital revolution transforming forest information, silviculture, forest operations, wood supply and the overall digital information flow in the sector. The digital transformation will be enabled by a series of innovations that will form the foundation for the development for of a strong Forest-tech sector in Norway.
SmartForest is divided in six work packages, and within each we have defined tasks which will be annually updated.

WP1: Forest Information

Focus in WP1 is the development of improved forest information. Combining data from emerging technologies can lead to significant improvement in forest information and create continuously updated and improved forest information for a much broader spectrum of variables than in today’s forest inventories.

WP2: Precision silviculture

WP2 focuses on cost-efficient precision silvicultural practices that can increase the growth rates of Norway’s forest.
Through application of the emerging technologies precision silviculture will provide operationally feasible and costefficient production gains.

WP3: Digitally-enabled forest operations

Main focus in WP3 is the improvement of forest operation efficiency and avoidance of environmental damage through application of emerging technologies.

WP4: Precision wood supply

WP4 focuses on the development of precision wood supply approaches that reduce costs of logistics, reduce seasonal fluctuations in wood supply, and increase the value creation of the harvested wood.
Through the application of emerging technologies precision wood supply can be optimized, in a way that supply, and demand are matched both with respect to time and quality

WP5:Traceability and certification

Using forest machine data, traceability technologies, and sensors along the value chain will allow for full traceability throughout the value chain and enable semi-automatic reporting for certification as well as virtual audits.

WP6: The digital value chain

Large efficiency gains can be achieved by enabling the digital value chain. WP6 will enable a fully digital flow of information between the key private and public actors in the forest sector by development of a series of application and APIs that connect the different actors in the value-chain.