Engineering and Technologies Platform Meeting
(İstanbul University, Faculty of Forestry – April 2012)
Engineering and Technologies (FETEC) Platform"
is a not-for-profit technical association
founded in 2012 to strengthen the cooperation and improve
communication among scientists and researchers who work under
Forest Engineering Department and conduct their both educational
and research-development activities in the subjects of forest
harvesting, forest transportation, ergonomics, forest
mechanization, forest roads, flood and avalanche control, forest
road structures and bioengineering structures, and Information
Technologies (ITs) in forestry.
Platform aims to ensure sustainability of forest resources and
multi-purpose management techniques considering appropriate
production and utilization methods by using technical forestry
methods, ITs, and scientific decision support systems for solving
complex problems related with forestry and environment in
regional, national, and global scales, and then to implement those
solutions by collaborating with main stakeholders in the sector.
To achieve these goals, annual-meetings
have been organized by different host institutions.
Platform conduct their studies under following work groups, considering
main subjects listed above:
1. Forest harvesting
2. Forest transportation
3. Forest Roads
5. Forest mechanization
6. Flood and avalanche control
7. Forest road structures and bioengineering
8. Information Technologies in forestry (GIS,
Platform publishes a semi-annual peer-reviewed open access journal
of Forest Engineering (EJFE)”. EJFE is an international
scientific journal that aims to publish pure and applied researches
in the field of forest engineering and technologies. EJFE is
dedicated to provide an international forum for presenting high
quality empirical and theoretical articles concerning technical,
economic, and social aspects of forest engineering and technologies.
is highly anticipated that the partnership of platform members on
recently initiated or completed research projects, scientific
publications, and graduate thesis in the main subjects of the
Platform will improve cooperation and accelerate the collaborative
projects among the members of the platform.