Sonae Arauco and Instituto Superior de Agronomia, School of Agriculture worked together to define which pine species and origins are more productive and more adapted to climate change, as well as finding new models of sustainable forest management for the main Portuguese forest species in order to increase their productivity, resilience to fire and adaptability to climate change.


The use of new intelligent implements for the forest, robots to help in forest cleaning operations, new smartphone applications, forest monitoring through optical cameras, new digital sensors and processes for data communication in forestry machines were the main highlights of a work developed over three years by 20 entities, including companies, universities and research centres.


This project gave a new perspective on integrated forest and fire management, based on scientific and technological knowledge, through the introduction of new, more efficient and intelligent equipment for the forest with better environmental performance.