Open Forest Science Seminar

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Forest scientists have not participated actively in the current discussion about the requirements and implications of open science. However, new requirements on openness concern the whole science community and forest scientists should take an active role in developing them. Special characteristics of forest sciences include multi-disciplinarity, long-term fieldwork and big data. In Finland, forest sciences have a special societal role because of the importance of forestry and forest industries in the national economy. Forests have a special global importance as drivers and/or mitigators of climate change. Thus, the Finnish Society of Forest Science organises a whole day seminar for discussing how we can apply open science principles for enhancing forest sciences from their own points of view and at the same avoid the associated risks?

Doctoral students of the Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (AGFOREE) at the University of Helsinki and the Doctoral Programme in Forests and Bioresources at the University of Eastern Finland may earn part of a study credit by attending the seminar.
Event typeSeminar
LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational