Treemetrics to lead major European Research Project in Forestry Measurement and Data Analytic's

Mr.Sean Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation announced that Treemetrics the Irish based, global innovator in forestry, data analytics, and measurement solutions, has secured a significant €800,000 contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA). The contract was secured with the help of Enterprise Ireland, the co-ordinating body for the European Space Agency (ESA) in Ireland. The funding will support the global roll-out of the company's innovative web-based satellite mapping application for the forestry industry.

The Enterprise Ireland-backed company also plans to recruit a further ten software engineers over the next twelve months to expand its workforce at its Cork facility to 30. The company is receiving significant interest from multinational timber growers to develop its proprietory system.

The TreeMetrics’ solution replaces traditional calipers and measuring tape with technology for the first time in over 100 years of forestry measurement. Easy-to-use 3D laser scanners can quickly and accurately measure the shape, size, and straightness of standing trees. The cutting-edge technology uses this information to predict the quantities of log products that each tree can produce, and their potential value.

The TreeMetrics solution offers a better means of managing forests and determining which areas best match sawmill requirements. Ultimately this leads to a reduction in the quantity of trees that need to be cut, while reducing waste and improving forest profitability.


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