Markus Holopainen is the leader of 4D Geoscientist. He is professor in geoinformatics at the University of Helsinki. He received his PhD in Forestry in 1998 at the University of Helsinki and degree of Doctor of Science in Technology in 2011 at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto-University). Holopainen is adjunct professor in forest mensuration and management at the University of Helsinki (since 2007) and in remote sensing at Aalto University (since 2010). Current research interests include utilization of 3D/4D data in forest mapping, inventory, monitoring, precision forestry, and in the assessment of environmental impacts and risks.
Ninni Saarinen received her M.Sc. in Forest resource management and technology in 2008 and PhD in Forest ecology and management 2016 from the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki. She is working on with topics related to use of LiDAR-based methods in mapping and monitoring forest environments, both managed and urban. Before starting her PhD she has been working on educational development at the Department of Forestry and continues this work by actively participating in teaching.
Topi Tanhuanpää received his PhD in 2016 from the University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences. Tanhuanpää received his M.Sc in forest resource management and technology in 2011 and his master’s thesis dealt with accuracy of LiDAR based dead wood mapping. His current studies concern LiDAR based mapping and monitoring of urban trees and forests as well as biodiversity mapping based on LiDAR derived canopy structure.
Mikko Vastaranta received his M. Sc. and PhD in Forestry in 2007 and 2012, respectively, at University of Helsinki. His current research interests include forest mapping and monitoring using remote sensing. He has published more than 60 peer reviewed scientific articles and is currently listed as one of the most published authors in his field of research. In 2012, he was selected as the “Forester of the Year” in Finland. During 2013 he worked nine months as a Visiting Research Scientists in Pacific Forestry Centre (Canadian Forestry Service, Natural Resources Canada).
Ville Kankare received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Forest Sciences in 2015. He received his M.Sc. in forest resources and technology in 2010 at the University of Helsinki. His current research interests include the use of laser based methods in forest resource mapping and monitoring, especially in precision forestry and forest biomass.
Ville Luoma is a project researcher at the University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences. He received M.Sc. in 2013 in forest ecology and management. He is currently working with projects related to mapping and monitoring of urban trees and the use of laser based methods in towards more precise forest measurements. Luoma is participating actively in teaching courses related to remote sensing and GIS.
Samuli Junttila is a PhD student at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, where he also received his M.Sc. in Forest ecology and management in 2015. He is interested in research topics related to using modern remote sensing technologies in mapping of forest health. He is also executing the marketing of the Department of Forest Sciences with graphic design and media production. He is also a published photographer with publications in, e.g. Nature journal of science.
Jiri Pyörälä is a PhD student at University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences. He received his M.Sc. in 2014 in wood technology. He is now specializing in wood quality estimations on standing trees using terrestrial laser scanning.