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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