Arbonaut, a leading technology company in forest resource management information systems, has decided to join the Koli Forum Association. Arbonaut is currently one of the few companies in the world that can provide a full-service system covering every aspect of forest information collection and data management. The company’s mission is to digitalize forest data not only in Finland but all around the world. Digitalized forest resource information allows the decision makers to use up-to-date forest information and it provides tools for monitoring climate change-related information. This type of data is crucially important also in forest fire management. Arbonaut operates on all continents around the world.
“Koli Forum can provide us a great international network of actors and decisionmakers within the field of forest bioeconomy. We appreciate Koli Forum’s role in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources through active dialogue. Both organizations’ missions are very compatible”, says Mr. Tuomo Kauranne, CEO of Arbonaut.
The Chairman of the Board of Koli Forum, Mr. Pentti Hyttinen thinks that Arbonaut brings valuable new perspectives into the association’s activities. “Digitalized, high quality information base is critically important when decisions are being made regarding climate smart forestry and the sustainable use forest resources. Arbonaut, with its global business scope, complements nicely Koli Forum’s membership ”, says Mr. Hyttinen
Arbonaut, established in 1994, is a technology company specialized in natural resource management and utilization of remote sensing data. Geographic information systems, forest inventories with laser scanning technology, geospatial modeling and REDD+ consultancies belong to the core competencies of Arbonaut. The company employs currently some 40 professionals and has its head office in Joensuu, Finland. www.arbonaut.fi
Koli Forum is a discussion forum for global leaders emphasizing the importance of sustainable use of natural resources and opportunities available through bioeconomy. Since 2009, decisionmakers from business, politics and science have come together biannually at this trendsetting advisory forum.