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Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 8

Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 8

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Published by Mike Smith
Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide.
Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide.

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FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 11 NO. 8August 2010
Welcome to this edition of 
Forest Information Update
. We’ve added a handy widget toour home page to track news stories for the interest of FIU readers regarding forestry and natural resources information. Check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com.Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship.Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com 
INTRODUCTION
Forest Information Update (FIU)
is a free monthly email newsletter sent to peopleinterested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide.
 
FIU is produced by Trade and Media Services Ltd ( www.southem.com
 
 ) and is supported by organizations,agencies and individuals working in the natural resources field.
LINK IN TO FIU
Follow up this edition with discussions and news items at the new Forest InformationLinked-in group at:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2304033&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr 
Yahoo Group
- Download this and previous editions the Forest Information Yahoogroup at:http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/?yguid=224336867 
FACE-TO-FACE
 A new facebook page has been established so you can personalize your contacts withother FIU users and contributors.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forestry-info/143128941914?ref=ts
FIU SPONSORS
FIU is sponsored in part through the generous support of the follow sponsors – pleasevisit their web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services:
http://www.RMTracking.com <http://www.rmtracking.com/>  At RMT, our team has special expertise in moving automobile tracking systeminformation wirelessly - across town or around the world - using WiFi, cellular andsatellite packet data services over 802.11x, GSM, CDMA, GeoSync Satellite and LowEarth Orbit Satellite services. Our mapping expertise extends to GIS systems such asESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo/MapX and to consumer oriented mapping products such asMicrosoft MapPoint. We bring these skills together by developing end-user applicationsfor Web based software - using development tools for the Microsoft Windows platform.More information can be found athttp://www.RMTracking.com/about.php <http://www.rmtracking.com/about.php>
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ESRI
As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that will help youcreate, visualize, analyze, and present natural resources information better and moreclearly. Working with location information, ESRI's GIS software and solutions give youthe power to solve problems you encounter every day. Forestry and other naturalresource organizations around the world are using this ESRI software to make smartand timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000clients in more than 189 countries and offers mapping technology to meet today's globalneeds. Using ESRI technology, you too can unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's information from a new perspective.
For more information, contact them at 800-447-9778 in the US or 909-793-2853, ext. 1-1235. Or go to the web site at:
is the innovator and pioneer of reflectorless distancemeasurement and the leading manufacturer of pulse-laser products and mappingsystems. Introducing the Criterion RD1000, the first patented electronic BAF-scope/dendrometer that displays direct read-outs of heights, diameters and BAF valuesfor IN/OUT determinations. The illuminated and adjustable bar scales is what makesthis product so unique! The TruPulse series, a low-cost professional rangefinder thatmeasures horizontal, vertical and slope distance as well as height...and now azimuth! Itprovides crystal-clear optics and superior performance with +/-1 ft. (30 cm) distanceaccuracy and +/- 1 degree azimuth accuracy.
Visit:http://www.lasertech.com/for more info!WORLD CLASS FOREST AND WOOD SCIENCE EDUCATION STELLENBOSCHUNIVERSITY
The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be thepreferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for thebenefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus onsustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof.For detail refer towww.sun.ac.za/forestryor contact Pierre Ackerman atpacker@sun.ac.za
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FORESTRY PODCASTSPodcasts of key interviews are available at southem.com:. Anatoloy Lebedev on the transformation in the Russia-China wood trade.. Jon Dey on developing new processing opportunities in China.. Rens Bosman on the benefits of log exports.. Aldo Cerda on wood’s role inChile’s reconstruction after 27 February earthquake.. Roger Godsmark and forestry update and the Football World Cup.GO TO:
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DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure:
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Conserve Africa Group- send a blank email to:ConserveAfrica-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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Forest list 
– See http://joyx.joensuu.fi/pipermail/forest-list/
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Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF) - seehttp://www.foresters.org/portal/newmember.php 
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International Forest List (IFL) -http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ifl-tech2000/  
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Global e-Forum on Climate Change and Global Warming -http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClimateConcern/ 
.
 Applied-GIS-RS homepage -http://www.matox.com/agisrs
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Silvinet, Portuguese-based -http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/SilviNet/ You may receive FIU by joining one of the above.
If you wish to receive FIU only 
 
For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike,info@southem.com 
INPUT
- This month's input comes from: Gyde Lund, Krishna Devkota, Gary Krupnick,Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew,Infosylva, Helen Shapiro, Rajesh Rai, Chris Risbrudt, IUFRO, Lucy Green, DhananjayaLamichhane and many more.
Thank you all for sharing your information! 
HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE ROLE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN RUSSIA’S DEADLY FIRES
- Katia MoskvitchScience reporter, BBC News, prepared this run-down on the impact on climate changeon fires in Russia, said to have been killing as many as 700 people daily in Moscow.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10919460
. WASHINGTON TO COMMISSION FORESTRY BIOMASS SUPPLY STUDY
– In theU.S.A., Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources is calling for proposals toundertake a statewide study of potential forest biomass supplies. It’s reported projectwill be funded through a US$1 million grant from the US Forest Service, aiming toassess availability of biomass feedstocks. It’s reported that the work should helpdetermine appropriate levels of biomass removal from state forests, for use in electricitypower generation, heating and to produce liquid transportation fuel.http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/OtherConservationInformation/Pages/em_biomass.aspx
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