18 Dec 2009

Sanna Härkönen from the University of Eastern Finland has evaluated the stand and tree level forest growth simulators used in Finland. The study was done using SIMO and the article has now been published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management:

Härkönen, S., et al., Evaluation of forest growth simulators with NFI permanent sample plot data from Finland. Forest Ecology and Management (2009), doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.11.015

Congratulations to Sanna!

19 Oct 2009

SIMO 0.5.0 released

After what may have seemed like a long hiatus, we've finally released a new version of SIMO.
During the past year we've actually been hard at work rewriting the internals of SIMO and as a result the 0.5.0 version of SIMO is now quite a bit faster than the previous one and it's able to deal with considerably bigger datasets as well.

Besides the internal operation of SIMO, we've also changed some of the XML syntax and made the condition syntax in model chains a lot more concise. While this is good news for the new simulators written with SIMO, the old ones face some incompatibility issues. Have a look at the manual for the changes and contact us at info (at) simosol.fi should you need help at the conversion.

What this change also enables us to do, is actually move ahead with the GUI for SIMO, so stay tuned...

2 Oct 2009

SIMO in scientific work

Two peer reviewed articles, both in which SIMO plays a major role, were accepted for publication in European Journal of Forest Research. The titles of the papers are: Propagating the errors of initial forest variables through stand- and tree-level growth simulators (DOI: 10.1007/s10342-009-0288-0 ) and Effect of tree-level airborne laser-scanning measurement accuracy on the timing and expected value of harvest decisions (DOI: 10.1007/s10342-009-0282-6).

19 Jan 2009

New developers

Simosol Oy has recruited new developers. Ivo and Petteri will focus on the UI side of things and Joni has joined Antti and Jussi on the server side component development. Have a peek, but don't be afraid. We are a friendly bunch despite the rough looks!