LIFE HEALTHY FOREST envisages the implementation of 14 actions, structured in five work packages:
- Preparatory actions. First, the design of the integrated early detection system encompassing from field monitoring, sampling, morphological, molecular and physiological to remote sensing techniques (action A1) and its subsequent optimization via its application at small-scale (action A2) will be carried out during the first nine months of the project.
- Implementation actions. The designed system will be implemented in large-scale demonstration plots to define the economic and environmental impact of invasive and pathogenic agents in Atlantic and Mediterranean forest ecosystems (action B1). Based on these results, the implementation of sustainable management techniques in forest ecosystems adapted to different pathogenic organisms and scenarios of forest decline will be carried out (action B2). Economic and environmental impact of the applied strategies will be quantitatively and qualitatively estimated and transferred in action B3, focused on the development and implementation of a GIS infrastructure for the early detection and sustainable control of invasive and damaging agents.
- Measuring both the environmental and socio-economic impact of the project will take place in the actions C1 and C2 by monitoring the improvement in the health of forest ecosystems and the sustainable management of invasive and pathogenic agents resulting of the implementation of the project actions in relation to the initial conditions as well as the related economic and social issues.
- LIFE HEALTHY FOREST communication and dissemination strategy will be structured and organized through a Project Communication Plan (action D1) that will cover all mandatory actions set out by the LIFE Programme as well as a group of complementary activities that will maximize the project´s results and their transferability (actions D2, D3 and D4).
- Finally, an efficient management of the project will be carried out through a series actions dedicated to ensure an effective management of human, material and financial resources, compliance with contractual obligations defined in the Grant Agreement and auditing (action E1); quality control, evaluation and reporting requirements (action E2) and the development of the After-LIFE Plan (action E3).