A Training School in the frame of COST Action FP 1304 PROFOUND has been held in Zvolen (middle Slovakia) from 05.09.-07.09-2016. The training school offered a comprehensive overview of forest models for forest management, model categories, measuring data and parameters for the models and technologies in forest modelling.
The Trainees were introduced to different model categories, applied different data capturing and processing technologies (inventory methods, field GIS, terrestrial laser scanning, UAV systems/drones, close-range photogrammetry) and tested new technologies for modelling and visualization using the SIBYLA model and CAVE (Computer Aided Virtual Environment) system. Moreover a range of optimisation techniques have been introduced. 15 trainees have participated in the Training School from 9 countries (Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Turkey).