Saturday, 24th October 2020

Digitalising the forest ecosystem

Tieto and Mets? Group are taking next steps in digitalizing the forestry ecosystem and developing highly innovative services for timber trading and forestry services. The services include drone and AI based beetle alarm system and a virtual forest asset management system.

"New technology, such as AI and VR, bring new opportunities into service development also within forestry. Mets? Group wants to be in the forefront in this development and aims to pursue new value-added services for our member-customers, and at the same time optimize the fibre supply chain”, says Juha Jumppanen, Mets? Group's Senior Vice President of Member Services.
Drone war against bark beetle
Tieto, together with the Austrian start-up Festmeter and Mets? Group are developing a pre-warning system for bark beetle that is a major threat to forests. The AI system analyses drone based multispectral images, to recognize changes in plant metabolism caused by beetle infestation long before the human eye.
Virtual forest asset management
"Together with Tieto and CTRL Entertainment Mets? Group is now aiming to apply virtual reality on digitized forest assets to further strengthen their leading position. We are further expanding the portfolio of digital services for the wood and fibre supply chain”, says Jaakko Kuusisaari, Director, Wood & Fibre Solutions, Tieto.
Already in 2015 Mets? Group launched an online wood trade and forest service for forest owners that provides them with tools for evaluating forest assets. Together with Tieto and the start-up company CTRL Entertainment, Mets? Group are aiming to apply virtual reality on digitized forest assets to strengthen their leading position within the forestry ecosystem.
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