Our milestones

Operating more than 20 years on a market, Arbonaut has a long, rich history to share

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1994

Arbonaut is incorporated as Arboreal Ltd.

1997

Arboreal introduces the first automatic single-tree forest inventory method in the world: Arboreal FIT.

1999

Arbonaut launches a forest information portal for UPM.

Arbonaut receives the EUROLEADER Award from EBN and British Telecom as the most innovative small enterprise in Europe among 900 contestants.

Arbonaut receives a "Tuottava Idea" innovation award for Arboreal FIT.

2001

Arboreal FIT brought to the U.S. market by Arbonaut partner Falcon Informatics.

2002

Arbonaut launches a forest information portal for UPM.

Arbonaut receives the EUROLEADER Award from EBN and British Telecom as the most innovative small enterprise in Europe among 900 contestants.

Arbonaut receives a "Tuottava Idea" innovation award for Arboreal FIT.

2003

Arbonaut delivers the first mobile field terminal application for the Finnish Forest and Park Service (Metsähallitus). The application soon has 400 users.

2005

Arbonaut introduces ArboLIDAR, a new area based forest inventory method using airborne laser scanning.

2006

Posiva Oy hires Arbonaut to build a toolset for simulating nuclear waste disposal in bedrock.

2007

Arbonaut partners with Utility Risk Management Corporation (URMC) to deliver highly accurate vegetation management services for utilities.

2009

Arbonaut sets up offices in Helsinki and in Stowe, Vermont, USA.

Using a combination of field measurements, lidar, and optical satellite imagery, Arbonaut, together with Finnmap and Indufor, carries out a successful assessment of forest carbon in Laos for REDD (UN program for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation).

Arbonaut Ltd. provides technical assistance for the National Forest Resource Assessment in Nepal.

2011

Arbonaut completes the first 100 000 kms of corridor safety analysis.

2012

Arbonaut moves to new, bigger premises in Joensuu.

2015

Arbonaut delivers three next generation operational GIS application to Metsähallitus (Finnish Forest and Park Service).

Arbonaut delivers the main operational GIS application MörGIS to Otso Forest Services.

2018

Arbonaut releases ArboTimber, a new forest information search engine, to the Finnish market.

2019

North Karelia Chamber of Commerce granted Arbonaut with the Internationalization Award of the Year! The board characterized Arbonaut as "a pioneer in internationalization in the true sense of the word".

ProMS Mobile, a freely downloadable application containing all open forest data of Finnish Forest Centre, was published on Google Play Store.

Our partners

We collaborate with large commercial forestry operations and world-leading technology partners creating great opportunities to achieve true scientific advancement