The 12th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE), September 12-13, 2016, Riga, Latvia

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The 12th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) - Wood science and engineering – a key factor on the transition to Bioeconomy, September 12-13, 2016, Riga, Latvia

This is the 12th Meeting of the Nordic-Baltic community, involved in the the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) organized by Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry. The  basis  of  this  meeting,  which  has  become  already  traditional,  is  the  decision  taken by the SNS-Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee in 2004 to back the Nordic-Baltic network for scientists involved in wood science and engineering research. Currently, the network involves 10 partner countries.The  previous  meetings  starting  from  2005  were  held  in  Honne  (N),  Stockholm  (SE), Helsinki (FI), Riga (LV), Copenhagen (DK), Tallinn (EST), Oslo (N), Kaunas (LT), Hannover (DE), Edinburgh (UK) and Poznan (PL).
The  importance  of  this  meeting  is  undeniable,  especially  for  young  researchers.  Essential contributions are the exchange of know-how and experience, dissemina-tion of results, and the potentialities to establish new contacts and further co-op-eration projects.
The Meting will cover the following themes:

  • Wood physics and mechanics,
  • Engineered wood products & composites,
  • Wood protection and modification, durability,
  • Application of wood based materials,
  • Wood engineering.

A separate session is dedicated to the evaluation of the role of forestry and timber industry in the Nordic bio-economy (new tendencies, markets). The bio-refinery concept  potential  in  the  rational  utilisation  of  wood  (new  products)  is  assessed.  Great attention is paid to the development of engineered wood products. The task of all researchers involved in the wood field is the transfer from funda-mental research to applied research; development of technologies, innovations and promotion of the transfer to the optimal utilisation of wood. These network activities will certainly reach the target – to support and contribute to the Nordic research cooperation.

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