International Research Group

on Wood Protection


About the IRG


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.