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Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
2nd TitleNational Forest Inventory [Sweden]
CreatorRiksinventeringen av skog (RIS)
DescriptionThe Swedish National Forest Inventory (the Swedish NFI) is carried out by the Department of Forest Recource Management and Geomatics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in UmeƄ. The Swedish NFI has been undertaken since 1923. The main purpose with the NFI is to describe the state of and changes in forest resources in Sweden - growth and cuttings for instance. However, there are numerous fields of application. For example, the NFI is a powerful resource for environmental monitoring. The NFI is a part of the Official Statistics of Sweden. The inventory includes 13500 sample plots and 10400 of these plots are inventoried in the field during the period of the year when the ground is bare. All types of land are included in the survey. However, the most detailed information concerns forest land. Results from the Swedish NFI are mainly presented in tables, charts and maps. To secure a good precision for the estimates usually mean values from several years is used, generally a 5 year period. Standard statistics from the Swedish NFI are annually presented in the running publication "Skogsdata". Most of the standard statistics are continuously available in the Statistics archives of the NFI website. Since 1983 there has been a strengthened organization between the Swedish NFI and the Swedish Forest Soil Inventory. This new umbrella organization is called Riksinventeringen av skog (RIS).
LanguageEnglish, Swedish
Keywordsnational forest inventories; NFIs; forest resources; annual increment; volume; forest monitoring; ownership; reforestation
TypeCountry data, Datasets, Statistics
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 Published: March 22 2007 | Last updated: November 23 2016