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Networks and co-operation

International environmental matters and the related cooperation form an important part of SYKE’s responsibilities. In addition to working with national and international research institutions and universities, we provide international consulting. Thanks to the international co-operation, SYKE’s operations have a global impact.

SYKE assumes and develops the consulting, coordination and reporting tasks required in the implementation of many international agreements.

Multidisciplinary networks

  • PEER (Partnership for European Environmental Research)
    PEER is a partnership of seven of the largest European environmental centres founded in 2001 with the aim of combining forces to follow a joint strategy in environmental sciences and to enhance research on ecological sustainability.
  • LYNET
  • EEA (The European Environment Agency)
    The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. EEA's task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment and to coordinate the European environment information and observation network.

Consumption and production, and sustainable use of natural resources

Built environment and land use

  • COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European frameworks supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe.
  • LIAISE
    Impact Assessment (IA) of planned policies is increasingly perceived and used as a tool to consider the concerns of Sustainable Development from early on in decision making. For such assessments, a wide range of evidence from many different disciplines is needed. LIAISE’s main objective is to build up a broad interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners which develops a mutual understanding of the respective needs and potentials. SYKE is one of the 15 European research organisations participating in LIAISE.
  • ESP (Ecosystem Service Partnership)
    ESP is a worldwide network to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services assessments. The network offers a wide range of services from actual networking to examples of case studies and showcases, data and knowledge sharing, training and education, guidelines and toolkits, as well as facilitation of collaboration in funding proposals. ESP acts also as a platform for a variety of targeted working groups based on thematic, biome or regional and national orientation. SYKE is a member of ESP network and is active e.g. related to built environment theme in the Urban ecosystems working group, Application of ES in Planning  & Management working group, and Mapping and Modeling working groups.The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.

Baltic Sea, inland waters and water resource management

Ecosystem services and biodiversity

  • ALTER-Net (A Long-term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network)
    The network’s goal is to assess changes in biodiversity, analyse the effect of those changes on ecosystem services and inform the public and policy makers about this on a European scale. ALTER-Net brings together 26 leading institutes from 18 European countries. Finland’s representative in ALTER-Net is SYKE, whose professor Eeva Furman is also the network’s Chair of Council.
  • ESP (Ecosystem Service Partnership)
    ESP is a worldwide network to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services assessments. The network offers a wide range of services from actual networking to examples of case studies and showcases, data and knowledge sharing, training and education, guidelines and toolkits, as well as facilitation of collaboration in funding proposals. ESP acts also as a platform for a variety of targeted working groups based on thematic, biome or regional and national orientation.
  • LTER-Europe (European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network)
  • Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network FinLTSER
    FinLTSER (Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network) brings together the Finnish research sites and scientists that have conducted world-class research on long-term socio-ecological processes and problems into a coordinated Finnish research infrastructure, where the expertise and resources of both universities and main governmental research institutes are combined. FinLTSER network consists presently of nine highly instrumented sites/research platforms, representing the main ecosystems (marine, terrestrial, lake, sub-arctic, urban) in Finland. SYKE acts as coordination body of FinLTSER.
  • Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • BPAN (Barents Protected Area Network)
    The aim of BPAN project is to promote and support a representative protected area network for conservation of biodiversity and boreal-arctic nature – especially forests and wetlands.
  • METSO Programme
    The Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO (2008–2020) aims to halt the ongoing decline in the biodiversity of forest habitats and species, and establish stable favourable trends in Southern Finland’s forest ecosystems.  The programme is governed by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Natural Environment Centre and Environmental Policy Centre of SYKE play a major role in development and monitoring of the programme. SYKE personnel provide expertise on many aspects of biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and nature management applied in METSO.

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Published 2013-04-29 at 9:47, updated 2017-01-03 at 12:28
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