TG Leader: Klara Dolos
We aim to establish a reference dataset which will be freely available and accessible via Internet. The data are ought to be used as input data for simulations as well as validation for forest models at different scales and for different purposes. This allows model inter-comparisons, particularly in the light of simulated responses of forests to climate change. Also projections of future tree, stand and forest dynamics will be compared among models.
End of Feburary 2015: Identify and collect first set of available data.
2-5 March, 2015: Side event at the ISI-MIP workshop (Vienna).
Summer 2015: First version can be downloaded freely, at least for PROFOUND members!
Spring 2016: Organize the data (metadata, versioning, availability), complement the dataset, reassess data requirements within PROFOUND
March 2016: Workshop in Karlsruhe
2016: Release of the dataset!
Further steps: Establish case studies together with other TGs.
If you want to report errors in the data / R package, either
- use the issue tracker in the TG2 GitHub repository https://github.com/COST-FP1304-PROFOUND/TG2/issues (preferred, but requires that you have access to our GitHub account)
- or use this google form http://goo.gl/forms/e2ZQCiZz4x
Connection to other task goups
TG1: Review of available data for forest models.
TG3: Multi model projection protocol.
TG7: Landscape model comparisons. Might use the reference dataset in a case study?
TG13: Bayesian model calibration. Might use the reference dataset?
TG15: Fitting models to heterogeneous data. Discuss case study using the reference dataset.
Participation: If you are interested in participating in the task group, please contact the task group coordinator directly. If you are interested in the working group in general, please contact the working group leaders.