|ADAPTABILITY Project Description|
Development of practical recommendations for seed producers, seed centres and tree nurseries
|Start date: 1st Month||Partners responsible: UNI GOE|
|Completion date: 36th Month||Other partners involved: None|
The preamble of the Council Directive 1999/105/EC
of 22 december 1999 on the marketing of forest reproductive material stresses
the need for seed and planting stock which are genetically and phenotypically
suited to the site. Origins of native species and local provenances that
are well-adapted are to be preferred. Furthermore, it is stated that " it
is desirable to organise temporary experiments for the purpose of seeking
improved alternatives to certain provisions set out in this Directive". In
view of the achievements to be expected from the project, the results shall
be made available to seed dealers, nurseries, forest research stations and
other state authorities which have an immediate interest in the results of
the planned research
|Description on the work|
|In order to provide access to
the research results and the practical conclusions to be derived therefrom,
advantage of electronic media such as the internet shall be taken. This is
going to be realised by establishing an internet web site linked to other
websites, especially in the field of commercial companies active in tree
breeding, seed production, seed-dealing and planting-stock production.
The web site address will be sent to nurseries and research institutes in all European countries by mail within one week after publication. Those nurseries and research institutes are requested to submit their respective email and web addresses to Partner 1. In order to establish a comprehensive nursery database.
This project page will launched on the Internet
60 days after project start. The page will contain one public and one internal
sector. The public section will contain the following items:
The main emphasis in web site design will be on explanation of scientific results in practical terms to European forest tree nurseries.
The public sector of the page will be updated up to four times, after the meetings and at the end of the project. The last update remains as the final version. The updates mainly concern preliminary results and new practical recommendations for the establishment and management of seed orchards.
The internal section will be password protected and consist of a partner forum to make exchange and discussion as easy and efficient as possible. Another feature will be a pre-publication area where the partners can publish project related material such as textfiles, charts etc. The database will be updated repeatedly as soon as new results are sent in to the webmaster
|Both brief reports on the scientific results themselves and practical recommendations shall enter the planned websites. The technical results shall be accompanied by a bibliography. The recommendations shall be logically derived from the results in an obvious and non-technical form|
|Establishment of a website after start of the project, 3 updates and a final version according to the progress of the project|
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