Welcome to AUD'13!

Arbonaut Ltd., Finland and the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) are pleased to invite you to our workshop: Arbonaut Users Days 2013 (AUD'13) on 19 - 21 August, 2013. The 3-days workshop will be held at Faculty of Forestry, UPM.

Arbonaut's first organized workshop: AUD'12 was held in Joensuu, Finland last year. We are honoured to organize AUD'13 again in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry, UPM in Malaysia and Asia for the first time.

The theme of AUD'13 workshop is 'Paving the Way to Sustainable Forest & Carbon Management' and our sub-theme is ‘Preventing Forest Fires with Biomass Maps and Crowd-sourcing’. A combination of biomass mapping and web-based satellite image analysis by volunteers can help authorities to identify future forest fire hotspots in South East Asia.

We warmly welcome you all to AUD'13!

See you at AUD'13 in Malaysia Truly Asia!

Best regards,




About AUD'13

Arbonaut User Days 2013 workshop is built around field data management and airborne lidar application in numeric forest inventory.

AUD'13 is tailored for:

If you have not been using LiDAR based inventory methods today, these days will provide a valuable insight into LiDAR based technologies. We will also cover LiDAR Assissted Multisource Program (LAMP) benetfits and help you to design an optimal inventory process to the into your local requirements.


AUD'12 in Joensuu, Finland.

Why AUD'13?

AUD'13 is organized to provide an opportunity for you to learn and make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and even your home country! AUD'13 will provide you with the following:
An overview with hands-on practice and presentation of the key elements of both LiDAR based and LiDAR-assisted forest inventory processes. There is a particular focus on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of carbon in the forests in accordance with United Nation’s REDD + program.

Lectures and hands-on practice of airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) raw data pre-processing with minimum software tools before the principal analysis phase.

1) Forest Inventory Data Management

A complete data management workflow is essential to adopt for achieving high quality forest inventory results. Digital data collection allows near real time data sharing, quality control and data storage in the remote server databases. Customized server tools allow modeling tree level attributes and their aggregation at plot, stand and administrative levels quickly. The results can be communicated among other users through a user-friendly WebGIS interface and sharing workspaces with supporting GIS data layers. The FAO –compliant mobile data collection, quality assurance workflow and associated ArboWebForest will be demonstrated to the participants.

2) Lidar in Numeric Forest Inventory

AUD'13 Flyer