rePLANT is the first major initiative and operational project of the ForestWISE Collaborative Laboratory – Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest and Fire Management. The purpose of the laboratory is to develop research activities, innovation, and transfer of knowledge and technology, in order to increase the sustainable forest management and the competitiveness of the Portuguese forest sector, whilst also reducing the impact of rural forest fires.
Timbeter and rePLANT began cooperation to bring AI-based technology in measuring timber and managing data in a digital way to different companies and organizations in Portugal. This partnership is based on the opportunity that rePLANT has to showcase Timbeter’s digital management for a better understanding of the supply chain and the impact of forest fires in the region.
The algorithms and machine learning that have been developed by Timbeter erases human error and makes the whole measurement process 15 times faster. All the data is in digital format that can be easily controlled and monitored, allowing companies and organizations around the country to control harvested volumes during the summer season, as well as help with the management of the supply chain throughout the year.
For the rePLANT project, it will also be possible to boost the digital transition of forestry operations, through the use of next generation equipment and more agile decision-making processes. This project aims to reduce the impacts of forestry operations on the soil, increase operator safety, and reduce costs through optimization along the supply chain, contributing to a greener economy and carbon neutrality.
For Timbeter, consolidating itself as an innovative technology in the Portuguese market will bring an evolution in terms of new ways of working and transforming existing processes, contributing to the country’s digital transformation in the forestry sector.