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Monitor: an environmental, socioeconomic, operational and production monitoring system

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The project will bring about the development of an environmental, socioeconomic, operational and production monitoring system (Monitor), aimed at forestry businesses, associations and public institutions linked to the sector. This entails a management tool which evaluates the forest conditions, the return on forestry products and management activities and their impact. The project also includes a manual, training and software installation services. The system should organize and store on a relational database all the monitoring information and make it available to the user for the tracking of performance indicators, by means of practical methods of calculation and data analysis. In addition to this, Monitor will provide with great facility the information required for certification processes, audits, licenses, evaluations of environmental impact and control, among others. The system should help companies justify investments in the adoption of alternative production practices and in the restoration of degraded resources. The development of the software will be based on the diagnoses which were carried out by two forestry companies, Precious Wood and Riocell (Aracruz). In this way, Monitor will address both Brazilian forestry realities, namely, natural forests and planted forests. (AU)

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