From 2025, all participants in the timber market will begin to use a new electronic resource — the Federal State System of the Forestry Complex (FGIS LC). This should dramatically increase the level of digitalization of the industry and provide end-to-end control from the moment each trunk is cut down to its use by end consumers. The new system is also designed to provide end-to-end control of the turnover of the forest fund, including its use and restoration. The most important task in this case is the prompt receipt of initial monitoring data from the entire territory where forestry activities are carried out, including the most remote areas.
The solution of logging monitoring tasks became one of the main topics of the International Forestry Forum held on September 26-27 in St. Petersburg. Pressing issues in this area include the unification of software solutions for data transmission from various types of equipment and import substitution of services of foreign satellite data transmission operators. Industry experts note that, although it is too early to talk about a one-hundred-percent rejection of foreign vendors, this process is actively continuing. In particular, logging companies are already successfully using the domestic Cedar hardware and software complex presented at the forum, created by Ilimsky LTUS LLC. The solution has in its functionality a software unification of data and the ability to send them via the channels of the Gonets satellite system created by the Roscosmos State Corporation. Pavel Cherenkov, General Director of the Gonets Satellite System JSC, emphasized this in his report: "Such a bundle provides opportunities for end-to-end monitoring of business processes and obtaining data from anywhere on the map. At the same time, the risks of disconnecting users and compromising data are completely eliminated."
Improving the management system of the forest complex is one of the priority tasks facing the Russian forest complex, which Vladimir Putin has repeatedly noted in his instructions. To this end, in 2021, a federal law was issued on the modernization of LesEGAIS, a unified state information system for accounting for wood and transactions with it. One of the key requirements for the system, which will be succeeded by FGIS LC, is to ensure the completeness and reliability of data on logging. Ultimately, this will dramatically accelerate the process of decriminalization of wood turnover and significantly increase the efficiency of the use of the forest fund.
Report by Pavel Cherenkov, General Director of the Gonets Satellite System JSC
Report of Ksenia Karakchieva, Director of Operational Management at Ilimsky LTUS LLC