Key Info

Basic Information

01.10.2021 to 30.09.2023
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Machine Tools, Automation and Control
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMWF)

Research partner

    • Chair of Information and Automation Systems for Process and Materials Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
    • Institute for Human-Machine Interaction MMI of RWTH Aachen University
    • Forstify GmbH
    • rBITech GmbH
    • Weichs Beratungs- und Dienstleistungsgesellschaft UG



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In the "BaSys4Forestry" project, the concepts of the "Basic System Industry 4.0" (BaSys 4) originating from Industry 4.0 are to be used to enable every private forest owner to create a digital image - a so-called digital twin - of their forest, over which they can retain full data sovereignty. He or she can fill this with data and link it to services provided by third parties and forestry associations. He or she determines the extent to which the information from the digital forest is passed on to service providers and the extent to which the services can modify data.

The aim of the joint project "BaSys4Forestry" is therefore to develop and link prototypes of a digital twin forest as well as services for forest management and timber sales on the basis of the concepts and methods of Forest and Timber 4.0 and the BaSys 4 concepts. The prototypes created will then be tested by users under real conditions.

A particular challenge will be to realise the management of third party access rights to the data of the Digital Twin based on the BaSys 4 concepts. A great gain in knowledge is expected here. Furthermore, in the context of this project, the performance and functionality of the BaSys 4 system will face a special challenge in the case of limited availability of communication and data connections in the forest.