Program overview and some stats
Johannes Breidenbach

Wrap up
Rasmus Astrup

We are honored to receive financial support from the following organizations:


Nordic Forest Research (SNS) supports the conference via the CARISMA network ( and via a direct grant.


Silver sponsor   Silver sponsor   Exhibitor   Supporter  
Haglöf Sweden AB
IFER - Monitoring and Mapping Solutions, Ltd.
Umweltdata Gmbh
R Studio


A “special issue” (called “Thematic series”) will be published in the Springer-journal Forest Ecosystems:

Forest Ecosystems publishes research that is exciting and fresh. Each study needs to be placed in a broader context. Results that are generalizable, and findings that add substantial knowledge and are of interest to a broad audience are particularly welcome. Authors should give specific reasons why the research is important. For example, the research could affect a particular method, it could have a bearing on a specific policy discussion, or it could change a conventional theory or belief. The guest editors aim at balancing the topics of the publications such that they reflect the themes presented at the conference. Otherwise good manuscripts may have to be rejected because of this and we hope for your understanding regarding this matter.

The call for the thematic series is now open with a deadline for submission until 31 December 2019. We especially encourage authors with an accepted oral presentation to submit their manuscripts. The thematic series is, however, also open also for other authors.

We are very grateful that the publication costs for all articles accepted for publication in the thematic series will be waived by Beijing Forestry University.

About the Norwegian NFI

Some people can't see the forest for the trees, but some guys are different. For 100 years these Norwegians have explored remote woodlands to produce knowledge about the forest resources. May 19th-23rd the sylvan centenarian will be celebrated with a large scientific conference just outside Oslo.


Background and aims

In 2019, it is 100 years ago since the first National Forest Inventory (NFI) was established in Norway. The establishment of the NFI in 1919 was motivated by a fear of over-exploitation of timber resources. Just a few years later – in the 1920’s - similar monitoring programs were to follow in Finland, Sweden and the USA. Later, debates on acid rain in the 1980’s were a trigger for initiating NFI’s in central Europe. In the recent years, climate change (REDD+) has triggered the establishment of new NFI’s, especially in developing countries while most developed countries now have regular NFI programs.

One hundred years ago, the primary motivation of establishing NFI’s was to obtain an overview of timber resources. Since then, NFI’s have gradually evolved to provide answers to a much broader range of issues. While monitoring timber resources and sustainability is still a major component, NFI’s today also monitor forest damage, carbon sequestration as well as biodiversity indices and many other ecosystem services of landscapes in general. Currently, NFI’s provides data vital to decision support at national, regional and even local scales, to international reporting under the Climate Convention, and to international forest health monitoring programs. In line with the widening of objectives during the past century, techniques, sampling designs and resources in the NFI’s have evolved to be able to provide relevant answers to the society.

We would now like to take this unique opportunity to celebrate the first 100 years of history of the NFI’s by bringing together researchers and practitioners with an interest in forest monitoring, to reflect on the passed challenges, the lessons learned, and to improve future large-scale forest and landscape inventory programs.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters:  14 October 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 December 2018

Registration (early-bird discount): NOK 2000,-  1 September until 31 December 2018

Registration (after 31 December 2018): NOK 3000,- until 28 February 2019

Registration (after 28 February 2019): NOK 4000,-


Scientific Committee (SC)

Johannes Breidenbach, NIBIO, Norway (Head of SC)
Annika Kangas, LUKE, Finland
Thomas Nord-Larsen, UCPH, Denmark
Mats Nilsson, SLU, Sweden
Ron McRoberts, USFS, USA
Klemens Schadauer, BFW/ENFIN, Austria
Rasmus Astrup, NIBIO, Norway
Thomas Riedel, Thünen, Germany
Adrian Lanz, WSL, Switzerland
Aksel Granhus, NIBIO, Norway
Håkan Olsson, SLU, Sweden
Jonas Fridman, SLU, Sweden
Anssi Pekkarinen, FAO/FRA, International
Erik Næsset, NMBU, Norway
Clara Antón Fernández, NIBIO, Norway
Matti Maltamo, UEF, Finland
Kari Korhonen, LUKE, Finland
Gerald Kändler, FVA, Germany
Piermaria Corona, CREA, Italy
Gretchen Moisen, USFS, USA
Lars Waser, WSL, Switzerland
Steen Magnussen, CFS, Canada
Iciar Alberdi, INIA, Spain
Radim Adolt, UHUL, Czech Republic
Hans Andersen, USFS, USA

Organizing commitee (OC)

Aksel Granhus, NIBIO (Head of OC)
Johannes Breidenbach, NIBIO
Stefano Puliti, NIBIO
Gro Hylen, NIBIO
Knut-Ole Viken, NIBIO
Marius Hauglin, NIBIO
Clara Anton Fernandez, NIBIO
Ellen Schei Pongo, NIBIO
Erling Fløistad, NIBIO

Code of conduct

 Code of conduct



The following organizations support conference activities:



Registration fees and hotel costs

Every participant will have to pay a registration fee of NOK 3000,- until 28.02.19  for the conference and NOK 500,- if joining the field trip. The registration fee includes conference materials, the icebreaker and the gala dinner (if staying at the hotel). The registration fee for the field trip includes transportation and lunch. The registration fee has to be paid upon registration on this website.

For every conference day (Monday through Wednesday), an additional fee of NOK 600,- will have to be paid when arriving at the venue. This fee includes refreshments, lunch, and conference services. If you stay at the conference hotel, it also includes the dinner. The hotel is very nice and we got a good offer for room prices which are NOK 1090,- for a single room or NOK 690,- per person for a double room (including breakfast). If you do not stay at the hotel, there will be an additional cost (NOK 890,-) if you would like to join the gala dinner and the normal dinners at the hotel are not included. The room and the other fees described in this paragraph will be paid directly to the hotel when arriving.

Example 1: You participate in the full conference including the field trip; you arrive Sunday afternoon and leave Thursday evening and stay in a single room. The cost will be NOK 3500 (which has to be paid on this website) and 4 x NOK 1090,- plus 3 x NOK 600 = NOK 6160 (which has to be paid at the hotel).

Example 2: You participate in one conference day only; you arrive Sunday afternoon and leave Monday evening and stay in a single room. The cost will be NOK 3000 (which has to be paid on this website) and 1 x NOK 1090,- plus 1 x NOK 600 = NOK 1690 (which has to be paid at the hotel).

Please contact us, if you like to bring an additional person that does not participate in the conference of if you have any other questions.

Registration form

Refunding is possible until February 18th, after this date the hotel room has to be paid also if the conference is not attended.




From Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:00 PM
To Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 PM
Conference fee after 04.03 NOK 4000,- incl. VAT

Activity is finished and you can no longer register.


Twitter: @NFI100

Download Printed program


The online program is continuosly updated


Call for abstracts

The scientific committee will review submitted abstracts and recommend them for oral or poster presentation:

  • An (extended) abstract (max one page) is required for each paper submission
  • Please download the template file for the abstracts here
  • Use the template to write your abstract and send it to
  • A maximum of two abstract submissions per presenter
  • A single presenter is allowed to present a maximum of two papers.
  • Authors will be given the opportunity to have their paper(s) considered for a special issue of a peer‐ reviewed journal.

Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters:  14 october 2018


The conference venue is Sundvolden Hotel  which is located close to the beautiful lake Tyrifjorden, northwest of Oslo. The hotel has an almost 400-year long history as accommodation for travelers, and provides modern conference facilities with a new conference hall and an adjacent large lobby suitable for poster sessions, exhibitions and mingling. The entire hotel will be at our disposal during the conference.



How to get there?

From Oslo airport (OSL):

The airport shuttle bus service ( from Oslo airport to Sundvolden has several daily departures with a travel time of 1 h 10 min.
Note: When registering for the conference, please indicate whether you want to use the airport shuttle bus, as this gives us the opportunity to notify the shuttle bus company on needs to adjust the capacity. The shuttle costs NOK 300,-  per person. Payment directly to the driver


Train + bus:
You may also travel by train from the airport to Oslo Central Station, and proceed by taking bus route 200 from the main bus terminal in Oslo (5 min walk from the railway station) to Sundvolden E16. Approximate travel time 1 h 45 min. You can plan your trip here:


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


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To book your sponsorship or exhibitor package today, please contact the organizing committee: or use

The sponsor exhibition and scientific posters will be in the same conference room to assure high visibility of all sponsors. The conference room will be next doors to the main auditorium.

We expect that this international conference will attract at least 250 experts in forest and landscape resource monitoring, with participation from research institutions, universities, government agencies and the private sector. Thus, if you want to present your company or organization to potential customers or stakeholders don’t miss this unique opportunity. A description of our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities follows. Taking advantage of these opportunities will provide your company or organization with:

  • Significant exposure to experts within the field of forest monitoring, remote sensing, and statistical modeling
  • Networking opportunities during the conference, and after the conference through provision of an attendees list
  • Opportunities to promote your company or organization’s products and services to prospective clients
  • Recognition as an international leader in the field of data uses or equipment for forest monitoring and science

We are offering a variety of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities that can be tailored to meet your needs. If you are interested, please contact us and we will be happy to help setting up a package that best suits your needs.


Platinum (NOK 100 000)

  • Recognition as Platinum sponsor on all printed and digital conference materials (program, slides, website)
  • One area for placement of an exhibit booth (ca. 3 x 3 m)
  • One additional exhibit area (ca. 2 x 1.5 m) ) in a high-flow area near refreshment stations
  • Complementary conference access for up to three representatives
  • Company brochure or leaflets supplied to all conference attendees in registration packet
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Recognition on signage (provided by company) as primary sponsor at conference dinner and icebreaker
  • 10-minute slot for company presentation during conference (limited availability)

Gold (NOK 50 000)

  • Recognition as Gold sponsor on all printed and digital conference materials (program, slides, website)
  • One area for placement of an exhibit booth (ca. 3 x 3 m)
  • Complementary conference access for up to two representatives
  • Company brochure or leaflets supplied to all conference attendees in registration packet
  • Half page ad in conference program
  • Recognition on signage (provided by company) during icebreaker

Silver (NOK 25 000)

  • Recognition as Silver sponsor on all printed and digital conference materials (program, slides, website)
  • Complementary conference access for one representative
  • Company brochure or leaflets supplied to all conference attendees in registration packet
  • One area for placement of an exhibit booth (ca. 2 x 2 m)

Exhibitor (NOK 10 000)

  • One area for placement of an exhibit booth (ca. 2 x 2 m)
  • Complementary conference access for up to one representative

Supporters (NOK 5 000)

  • Company Logo will be shown on website