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About IRG


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Through worldwide cooperation, the IRG-WP:

  • Facilitates contacts between specialists working on the complex problems of wood protection and durability. 
  • Issues more than one hundred documents every year providing members and sponsors with invaluable information. 
  • Arranges, with the help of local organizing Committees, annual conferences and regional meetings with active workshops to discuss and disseminate significant research progress. 
  • Provides help and encouragement for scientists in developing countries to enable contributions to their research activities and to attend conferences 
  • Facilitates the participation of able young scientists in the collaborative research of its Working Parties by means of the Ron Cockcroft Award scheme.
  • Works continuously as a forum for discussion and dissemination of research results. This strategy, unique around the world, avoids duplication of research work and therefore saves time, effort and money.
  • Stimulates progress and quality. IRG members and sponsors are proud of their status and strive continuously towards excellence. Provides cost-benefits: the annual conferences and the regional meetings provide powerful opportunities for making business contacts whilst keeping aware of the very latest information in this field.
  • Supports financially a permanent Secretariat based in Stockholm, which aims to provide supportive services to members, sponsors and new interested parties.

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