Forest & Photonics workshop gathers together top photonics and bioeconomy experts

News - Published 7.10.2016

Koli National Park in northeastern Finland will be the venue for Forest & Photonics workshop on October 26th and 27th, 2016. The international event will gather together researchers and business developers from the fields of photonics and bioeconomy.

There event will present valuable speakers from NASA, John Deere Forestry, Stora Enso, VTT, Valmet Automation, HIAB, Mecano, UEF etc.

Forest & Photonics 2016 has four themed tracks:

1. Digitalization of the bioeconomy: how the internet of things, big data, remote sensing and other emerging trends are utilized in bio economy. Topics covered include using satellite images and airborne laser scanning in assessing forest inventory.
2. Intelligent supply chain: machine vision and other photonics applications changing the way forestry machines are operated.
3. Industry and process innovations: breakthroughs in mechanical and chemical processing of wood and other biomass materials. Topics covered include use of photonics and advanced optical measuring in timber industry.
4. Virtual reality: how emerging technologies such as virtual reality goggles, augmented reality head-up displays and eye movement tracking advance the industry.

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