Tree Digital Twins

Analysis of 4D point clouds with AI-based methods

TreeDigitalTwins aims at innovation in AI-based methods for the analysis of 4D point clouds by establishing an interdisciplinary innovation group of young scientists in combination with a regional practitioner network.

The research of the innovation group will academically qualify young scientists for the necessary transformation processes and methodological developments currently taking place in forestry due to the increasing use of AI and machine learning processes. The link between the latest IT developments and the application of IT in forestry is a transdisciplinary aspect of the project.

The project implements methodical life laboratories in the Berlin-Brandenburg region on the topic: 4D point clouds and AI-based methods for the creation of digital twins of vegetation stands for use in the integrative management of forests. The scientists develop concrete solution concepts that offer significant added value and are scalable (e.g. from individual tree objects to inventory analyses to nationwide carbon monitoring or the digital description of tree objects in the environmental sector). The project aims at developing an IT platform (Software-as-a-Service) for collecting, managing, segmenting.

The project is embedded in the BMBF funding measure ``Regional innovation groups for a climate-protecting forestry and timber industry (REGULUS)``.
Consortium Partners
  • Digital Engineering Fakulty Universiy Potsdam / Hasso-Plattner-Institute

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner, Professur für Computergrafische Systeme, Universität Potsdam.

  • Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (“ATB”)

    Contact: Dr.-Ing. Ralf Pecenka, Abteilung Technik der Aufbereitung, Lagerung und Konservierung

  • Point Cloud Technology GmbH

    Contact: Dr. Rico Richter, August-Bebel-Str. 26-53, 14482 Potsdam

  • Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (“HNEE”)

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Mund, Dr.Kevin Beiler and Stefan Reder, Faculty of Environment and Forest

Symposium on practical applications of AI and machine learning technologies

On 28-29 Feb. 2024, TreeDigitalTwins project team member Kevin Beiler attended the...

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Digital forest – what is needed in practice

It4forest enthusiasts Stefan Reder and Ramazan Bülbül together with a wide range...

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TreeDigitalTwins at FOWITA in Dresden

It4forest enthusiast Stefan Reder presented the TreeDigitalTwins at the FOWITA conference in...

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New REGULUS TreeDigitalTwins kicks off

The project consortium and associated parters met at the Leibniz Institute for...

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