Practical hands-on learning from practitioners, does it work and how to adopt it

26 June 2015, Waiariki Institute of Technology School of Forestry, Rotorua

harvesttech2015_workshopA workshop is being held for those interested in adopting the use of harvester information and the control of harvester cutting instructions using the StanForD data formats. This workshop is to be hosted by Interpine Innovation and will follow the day after the HarvestTech 2015 conference, on Friday 26th June 2015 8am to 3.30pm. 

The idea is that this event is applicable for forest managers (wood-flow planners, harvest coordinators) and harvester manufacturer’s to meet each other and to share experiences (good and bad). By hearing what others have done to ensure appropriate skills and systems are adopted to optimize the value in harvester data, it is likely that attendees will learn how easy it is to get to best practice and maximize the benefit of harvester information.

The day will be split into sessions of practical insight followed by sharing and discussion. This will also encourage networking so that on-going peer support can occur after the workshop. The goal of this workshop is to form a group to meet regularly to formulate guidance on best practice for the industry, connect with the StanForD committee, and provide liaison with harvester manufacturer’s moving forward.

The focus of this event will be to provide:

  • Awareness of StanForD data standards, machine types and their capability.
  • Insights into importance of machine maintenance, control checks and calibration.
  • Understand the needs and benefits from:
    • A forest manager’s perspective, operator’s perspective, log buyer’s perspective.
  • Review practical guidance around data communication options while maintaining machine security concerns around virus protection, and data sharing.
  • Wood-flow planning, GIS data and reconciliation (using and consuming data). An opportunity to sit down in a hands-on workshop and review and analyze data. Harvest simulators will also be available to see it from an operator’s perspective.


Speakers at the workshop include experiences from New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Meet and greet at 8am and start 8.20am sharp to 3.30pm. Lunch will be provided. A detailed workshop programme will be available here in the coming week.

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Workshop Costs: $50 per person.

Supported by: Future Forest Research, HarvestTech 2015, Waiariki Institute of Technology (School of Forestry)harvesttech2015_workshop_supportedby