The project “Strengthening the Adaptive Potential of the Forests of Western Ukraine, Northwest Russia and Southwest Germany to Changing Environmental Conditions and Societal Needs “is a joint research project of Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany (coordinator), National Forestry University of Ukraine, Ukraine (NFUU, partner) and St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Russia (FTU, partner).
Duration of the project: 01.03.2016 — 28.02.2019. The project is coordinated by Professor Heinrich Spiecker from Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg. The partnership is based on long-term cooperation in the field of research and education of Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg with Ukrainian and Russian partners. The program includes organization and holding of three seminars, two summer schools, two workshops, as well as the installation of demonstration sites and the purchase of equipment for measuring annual rings for two partner institutions.
Seminar and summer school in Freiburg (Germany)
The first meeting on the SURGE project took place in Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany) on May 2–12, 2016. It was attended by representatives of Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, National Forestry University of Ukraine and St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University, as well as representatives of the administration of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
From FTU in the meeting participated rector Belenky Yu.I., head of department of forest taxation, forest inventory and GIS Alekseev A.S., FTU project coordinator Chubinsky M.A., associate professors Vetrov L.S. and Chernikhovsky D.M., Phd students Vagizov M.R., Gerasimova A.Yu. and Mikhailova A.A.
Within the framework of the first meeting, a seminar and a summer school for the project were held. In the seminar was presented the experience of forest management in West Germany. At the summer school German colleagues demonstrated the use of dendrochronological data and dendrochronological equipment for scientific research. Also were organized trips to experimental sites and Black Forest.
Seminar and summer school in St. Petersburg
From June 27 to July 1, 2017, the International Center for Forestry and Forestry FTU and the department of forest taxation, forest inventory and GIS organized a seminar on “Forest management and GIS — federal and regional level” under the SURGE project “Strengthening the Adaptive Potential of the Forests of Western Ukraine, Northwest Russia and Southwest Germany to Changing Environmental Conditions and Societal Needs”. The seminar was attended by teachers from the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, the National Forestry University of Ukraine and FTU as well as Lesproekt LLC. Main topics was about Russian experience in forest management and forest inventory. Ukrainian, German and Russian colleagues shared their experience during the seminar. At the end of the seminar there was an open discussion about the positive and negative aspects of different systems of forest inventory. Also, within the framework of the seminar, an excursion to Lindulovsky Forest was organized.
From July 3 to July 7, 2017, the International Center for Forestry and Forestry FTU and the department of forest taxation, forest inventory and GIS organize a summer school “Forest Management and Remote Sensing”. As part of the summer school, were organized field trips to the Lisinsky training and experimental forestry district, where the school participants visited an experimental plots and was demonstrated work of aerophoto dron. Also was organized visit to the dendrochronological laboratory.