In a changing climate, we see the challenge that forestry needs to
contribute to a low carbon-emitting society. Whilst forests sequester carbon, they
simultaneously release carbon during forest operations.
Our ambition is to arrive at an integrated picture of carbon sink and
source and to adapt forest management for different climate and forest
In our project, we will develop
carbon smart forest management systems for adaptation and
mitigation in the view of climate change.
CARE4C gives a unique opportunity to
achieve these objectives by employing a large, multidisciplinary and
balanced consortium of excellent academic and non-academic institutions
covering the entire chain from empirical research, to data evaluation,
knowledge integration, statistical and mechanistic modelling
applications, forest management, and forest harvesting. CARE4C
contributes to developing and promoting carrer development and enhance
skills of experienced researchers, early stage researchers, technical
and administrative staff, and strengthens the European research and
development landscape by intercultural interaction.