Mechanization and automation of forest operations


This project will develop novel forest machinery and related implements more suited to national forest conditions (slopes, type of forest stands, smallholding regime), which is instrumental for increasing the level of mechanization of forest operations. This initiative will keep up with the European tendency of mechanization and automation for attaining efficiency and sustainability of forestry operations and to face the shortage of skilled labor in the sector.

Main Activities

Research, Development & Innovation

Productive Investment

Contributes to PPS


– new mapping services – land cover map for 2022, bi-monthly land use and land cover change maps, maps of vegetation cover in fuel management strips;

– new artificial intelligence (AI) models: stock classes (eucalyptus and maritime pine), estimated age classes (eucalyptus and maritime pine), post-fire landscape evolution, occurrence of pests (eucalyptus and maritime pine);

– rural fire risk warning and forecasting platform.




ADAI, Altri Florestal, INESC TEC, Navigator Forest Portugal, Neadvance, NOS Comunicações, REN