Forest&Photonics is a unique professional event that brings together the forest and technology
experts to network, collaborate and share their experiences, challenges and solutions. Already fifth
time arranged event is for forest sector and technology companies, researchers, business developers
and specialists.

Venue: Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Break Sokos Hotel Koli – Yläkolintie 39, 83960 Koli National Park, Finland


Forest&Photonics 2019 themes

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Forest Bioeconomy
  • Advanced Technologies for Forest Fires



09:00   Registration and coffee

10:00   Opening the Forest&Photonics 2019

10:15  The Finnish Flagship programme – Spearheads for Finnish technology development – panel discussion

  • FinnCERES – Materials Bioeconomy, Jukka Hassinen, Aalto University
  • FCAI – Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Caj Södergård, VTT
  • PREIN – Photonics Research and Innovation, Jyrki Saarinen, UEF
  • 6Genesis – 6G Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Oulu University

12:00   Lunch break and demonstrators (check in to rooms)

13:00   Forest fires – Advanced technologies for mitigating global problem


  • Forest fires and climate change interaction and problem in global & European context
    Fire Chief Marc Castellnou, Government of Catalonia, Spain
  • How Finland uses new technologies for preventing forest fires
    Chief of Development Teemu Veneskari, Kymenlaakso Rescue Department

14:15   Coffee break and demonstrators (check in to rooms)

15:00   Forest fires session continues

  • Remote sensing of forest fires by using polar orbiting satellites, Juha Tuomala, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Utilizing mobile laser scanning by harvester in real-time tree maps, Jukka Heikkonen, University of Turku, Finland & Timo Melkas, Metsäteho
  • Thermal imaging from short to long range surveillance, Timo Vuorenpää, Senop
  • LiDAR mapping of fuels for identifying risk areas and optimizing costs of fire-smart treatments, Vesa Leppänen, Arbonaut
  • Why Finns have been so lucky with forest fires?, Henrik Lindberg, HAMK

16:45   Evening program and matchmaking

20:00    Finnish Cuisine buffet with live music and networking



10:00   Artificial intelligence (AI) in forest bioeconomy

  • On-line monitoring of harvesting operations using satellite data and AI, Sanna Härkönen, Bitcomp
  • Using AI to create a dynamic forest inventory model, Jarkko Lipponen, Collective Crunch
  • Integrated forest assets management and ForestRadar change detection service in the cloud, Ilze Barga, Modul Ltd. & Pille Ligi, Deskis
  • How to digilize the flow of timber measurement data using artificial intelligence, Kimmo Kortelainen, Tornator

11:30   Lunch break and demonstrators

13:00   Technologies and platforms for digital forest bioeconomy

  • Remote sensing: Opportunities for nature biodiversity maintenance, Leena Leskinen, Finnish Forestry Centre
  • Low-Cost platform for constant airborne data collection based on micro zeppelin technology, Jouni Lintu, Kelluu
  • Robust gaze tracking in forestry machines operation and training, Roman Bednarik, SeeTrue Technologies
  • Wuudis – Harnessing digitalization for the benefit of forestry, Seppo Huurinainen, Wuudis Solutions

14:30   Summary and conclusion of the F&P 2019

15:30   The bus leaves to Joensuu city and Airport

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Registration & Prices

  • Normal prices (VAT 0%)
    160€ – Including two day event with meals and evening dinner
    + bus transportation Joensuu – Koli – Joensuu

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Previous Expert Presentations

  • Forest&Photonics 2018 program and pdf-presentations Here
  • Forest&Photonics 2018 video-presentations Here
  • Forest&Photonics 2017 video-presentations Here
  • Forest&Photonics 2016 video-presentations Here