Oslo, Monday, April 12, 2010
Blom has signed partnership agreement with Canadian company Tesera Systems Inc.

Blom has signed a partnership agreement with a Canadian company, Tesera Systems Inc., to produce enhanced forest inventories based on remote sensing technology to address rapid changes in the environment and landscape.

Blom and Tesera Systems Inc, have signed a partnership agreement to provide enhanced forest inventories and analysis services for the North American and European markets. The partnership is focused on developing enhanced and more detailed forest inventories capable of addressing rapidly changing needs such as carbon accounting and environmental risk assessment (insects, fire, flood) at landscape, stand and tree level scales.

Our goal is to develop enhanced inventories that can provide higher quality information that can be more easily updated to direct forest operations in response to fluctuating market conditions, to better support initiatives such as carbon accounting, and to realize new business opportunities. Together with Blom, we will have a unique position in our markets”, states Bruce MacArthur, President & CEO of Tesera Systems Inc.

Tesera Systems brings extensive knowledge and expertise in growth and yield, forest inventory development and resource modeling, analysis and integrated resource management planning. Blom is a recognized leading company providing LiDAR processing, remote sensing and forest inventories in Europe and will bring this knowledge, technology and methods into the vast forested areas in Canada. The partnership is being used to enhance other aspects of forest inventory, including the use of automated processing of digital imagery along with other variables for tree species identification and site productivity assessment. 

For further information please contact:

Håkon Jacobsen, COO Blom ASA
Tel: +47 22 13 19 20

Tesera Systems Inc. is an Alberta-based Canadian service provider with a team of interdisciplinary professionals delivering creative solutions to address issues related to sustainable land and natural resource management. Tesera Systems Inc. offers a full range of stakeholder consultation, communications, spatial/temporal resource modeling (planning and analysis) and Geographic Information Systems (geomatics) including: data management, spatial analysis, data loading, conversion, georeferencing, digital/cartographic map production, reporting and presentation, visualization, web-based mapping and indicators management and forest certification services. For more information, visit
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