In Estonia the forests cover half of the territory. Within the last 30 years, Estonia has gone through major social and economic reforms. After Estonia regained independence in August 1991, the national economy has transferred from a centrally planned economic system to a market economy and private entrepreneurship. Presentation gives examples of influences of different policies to the development of forest and woodworking sector and to the forest products trade in Estonia.
Additionally a new and efficient “sawmill 4.0” technology will be introduced. Logs arriving to the mill are approximately 3 meters long with a top diameter within 80 to 200 mm, sawing speed up to 200 meters per minute or more than 50 logs per minute.
Dr. Meelis Teder is a researcher and Fulbright scholar from Estonia. He works as a lecturer in the Chair of Forest Management Planning and Wood Processing Technologies, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences. He has been teaching the courses like forest products marketing, forestry policy, forestry economics, innovation and product development. His research interest are as follows: forest products marketing; innovative processes, stakeholder satisfaction and the role of forestry scientists in the Estonian forest policy formulation processes, innovations and the employment changes in the forest sector.
Wednesday, January 15 at 11:00am to 11:50am
Richardson Hall, Room 107
3180 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331