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UNITE — Forest-Human-Machine Interplay - Building Resilience, Redefining Value Networks and Enabling Meaningful Experiences

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UNITE is a competence center for high-quality research and societal impact. We are one of the Academy of Finland Finnish flagships.

In a biosociety, humans and machines will steward our planet collaboratively and enable sustainable, rich and meaningful living for generations to come. To reach this vision, our synergic consortium will develop 1) disruptive technologies for capturing forest ecosystem structure and functioning, 2) agile knowledge creation methods based on the forest data 3) smart decision support for human actions in space and time and 4) gameful forest interactions through gamification and virtual reality approaches for enhancing humannature interplay. Our consortium brings together world leading research groups in forest sciences, geospatial technology, and gamification / gameful human-technology interaction, of which research and co-creation with key stakeholders and scientific collaborators will provide knowledge-based support for societies, industry and individuals to adapt changes that are caused by changes in natural - business -, and societal systems.

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Contact persons
remote sensing
forest planning
forest risk management
forest inventory
simulation-based scenario analyses
decision making under uncertainty
Research groups
Funding organisation or partners
Academy of Finland
Project partners
University of Eastern Finland
Tampere University
Natural Resources Institute Finland