Technology and Innovation

Technology and Innovation

Technology and innovation have been significant factors in increasing the availability of resources and reducing risk throughout the supply chain. FWPA has, and through this program, will continue to be involved in recognizing innovation and developing appropriate technologies for our industry.

Improved genetics for existing and potential commercial species remains one of the key strategies to increasing resources and reducing risks. FWPA has consistently supported improved genetics and deployment and this will remain an ongoing priority.

The FWPA Board has supported a large, multi-year genetics program through matching of voluntary contributions from the major forest growers. In addition, there is ongoing research into the genetic conservation and utilisation of radiata pine germplasm and marker-assisted selection in Australia’s major plantation eucalypts.

Remote sensing technologies are evolving quickly and offer increased accuracy of resource information at lower costs. Research is ongoing in the deployment and integration of remote sensing data and in the use of dense point cloud data for plantation inventory.

FWPA Newsletters

FWPA regularly distributes industry updates and information through e-newsletters including ForWood, R&DWorks, Statistics Count and The Ultimate RenewableTM Partner Update. ForestLearning, our education program for teachers, educators and school children, also publishes a quarterly e-newsletter and ensures school communities and the public are informed on Australian forests and forest-based products.

Additionally, WoodSolutions publishes a newsletter that addresses design and build professionals – architects, building designers, engineers and others involved in specifying the choice of building materials.

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