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EUROFOREST Portal launched!

04.10.2007
EUROFOREST Portal, a free and non-commercial service for forest and forestry information users, has been launched. The portal meets demands for better access to information on European forests and forestry in a user-friendly form. The portal contains a news section and a metadatabase of web resources – web pages of organisations, networks, information providers, databases, and selected major reports.

Metadata allows information users to find and evaluate the resources: the user will get an overview of how far a particular information resource will be of use for further investigation. Resources from all European languages are potentially described, but the metadata is in English.

Users visiting the portal website may find information resources in a number of ways. The first option is to browse through the topic structure that categorizes the resources. The second option is to browse through the information by country. In this section, the portal shows direct links to the most useful external sources of information by countries. The third option is to use the simple or advanced search tools to find resources that match criteria defined by the searcher.

The portal also offers a technical platform to establish new ‘local forest portals’ for sharing information for specific regions. In this context, the portal shows North Karelia, Finland, as an example.

European Forest Institute (EFI), in co-operation with Silva Network / University of Joensuu, have launched the portal and it was financed by the North Karelia Regional Council, the City of Joensuu and EFI. The service is maintained by EFI.

More information: Lauri Vesa, Project Leader, firstname.lastname(at)efi.int

Anu Ruusila | alfa
Further information:
http://forestportal.efi.int/

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