Tool Compendium

SURE Tool Compendium browser

Tool compendium

Fostering collaboration, networking, and exchange of up-to-date lessons learned and good practice are key to enhance forest resilience and reduce the risk of forest disturbances. However, language barriers, countriesĀ“ borders and lack of contacts often hinder knowledge exchange. To break these barriers, the tool compendium offers open access to a range of good practices and experiences in wildfire, storms, and biotic risk management to take inspiration and, learn from as well as connect with other actors in forest disturbances management in Europe.

The European Forest Institute (EFI), collaborating with network partners from the European Forest Risk Facility initiative through a series of workshops organized within the SURE project, developed a searchable online tool compendiumĀ  with a user-friendly interface for forest practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers. The tool compendium is a database of management activities, communication and networking tools, local knowledge and much more to support strategy development and decision making of forest practitioners and policy-makers.

How was it developed?

The SURE project organized three different workshops: for biotic risks, wildfire, and storm. Experts from practice, policy, and research were invited from different parts of Europe. They discussed knowledge gaps and the challenges in forest risk management and completed a tool template to describe tools already existing in their countries. The template includes information on the main characteristics of the tool (objective, motivation, functioning, and context), risk management components to place the tool in the risk management cycle, at the organizational level, and which priorities and management objective is addressing. Stakeholders involved, advantages and disadvantages of the tool are also explained in the same template.

How to use it?

You can search the tool compendium for the tool you are interested in. You can base your search on the disturbance type, country of interest, biome, level of application (forest, enterprise, and policy), and phase of the risk management cycle (prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery). More than 70 tools are now available in the compendium, from which you can select those you find relevant. When you click on the tool you are interested in, you will download a word file with detailed information about the tool and contact information of the author.

Do you want to share your best practice experience?

The SURE team welcomes all practitioners, researcher, and policy-makers to contribute with their activities and best performances in this database. You can download an empty template in the box at the bottom of this page, and follow the guidelines provided in the document 'Tool Compendium upload guideline'


If you have any additional questions or would like to provide your feedback, feel free to contact the Compedium management team


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