The SIMWOOD information system is online!

On https://simwood.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ a comprehensive library on wood mobilisation (increasing wood harvest from forests) in Europe and the Netherlands is found.

In the European project SIMWOOD 28 partners – including BTG – have worked for four years to increase the harvesting in European forests. This is necessary because of increasing demand in Europe for wood and other forest products, and because active forest management is necessary to ensure resiliency, improve biodiversity and increase resistance to climate change in our forests.

The SIMWOOD library is categorized by common barriers to wood mobilization identified in European countries, as well as the measures that have either been tested or are in the process of being tested to address those barriers. Highly detailed information is available for seventeen model regions. You can interact with maps and graphs showing wood mobilisation initiatives, relevant websites, facts and figures as well as regional scenarios showing the outputs of modelling exercises in your country.