Researchers at TUT have developed a new method for creating 3D models that provide a snapshot of each individual tree growing in a forest. The technology delivers an unprecedented level of detail and facilitates the sustainable and cost-effective management of forests.
”Our models take data analysis to a whole new level. Forest owners, authorities and civic organizations can also use the measurement data to determine the carbon stock of forests,” Professor Mikko Kaasalainen says. He leads the Inverse Problems Group in the Department of Mathematics at TUT.
“Being on the tenure track has allowed me the freedom to develop my research and pursue a long-term agenda. I’m able to explore new perspectives on climate research whilst aligning my research profile with TUT’s portfolio,” Miikka Dal Maso says.
Atmospheric aerosols may be one millionth of a millimetre in diameter and invisible to the naked eye, but they have steered Associate Professor Miikka Dal Maso’s career choices and led to exhilarating moments of discovery. For his dissertation, Dal Maso developed a new method for analysing the formation of atmospheric particles in coniferous forests in the northern hemisphere. The paper in which the method is presented continues to receive citations from all over the world.
“The results left a mark on the scientific world. That means a lot to me as a researcher.”
Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.
The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.
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