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Forest biodiversity protection in the Barents Region in 2020 and beyond: assessing the status and paving the way for mainstreaming biodiversity into forestry

Boreal forests of the Barents Region stretch through Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who are all Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Under the CBD, Aichi Biodiversity Targe...

Blue Carbon Habitats – a comprehensive mapping of Nordic salt marshes for estimating Blue Carbon storage potential –a pilot study

Project will utilize satellite imagery to map reed belts in pilot areas in Finland, and Sweden and validate them against in situ data. In addition, a roadmap for extending the analysis over the whole ...

Improving the habitat monitoring in Finland (LUSEK) 

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, together with a wide range of experts, is preparing a proposal for a new habitat monitoring system. If implemented, monitoring would significantly improve the l...


MAIA aims to promote the mainstreaming of natural capital accounting in EU Member States and Norway.


e-shape is a unique initiative that brings together decades of public investment in Earth Observation and in cloud capabilities into services for the decision-makers, the citizens, the industry and th...

Developing pilot accounts for marine, freshwater and urban ecosystems and packaging materials (ENVECOPACK)

ENVECOPACK is a two-year research project financed by Eurostat and led by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in partnership with Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Using System of Environme...

Towards coherent protected area network in Finland (KOKASU)

Evaluation of the Finnish protected area network for recognizing the needs for additional biodiversity protection in the spirit of the EU biodiversity strategy 2030

ESA Snow Climate Change Initiative (Snow_cci)

The overarching goal of snow_cci is the generation of homogeneous, well calibrated, long-term time series of key snow cover parameters (snow area extent and snow mass) from multi-sensor satellite data...

Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison and Evaluation Exercise (SnowPEx)

The main objective of the SnowPEx project is to perform the intercomparison and validation of publicly available global/regional remotely sensed snow products (Snow Cover Extent, Snow Water Equivalent...

Mitigating the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Barents Region, BARIMS, 1st phase

The aim of the BARIMS project is to enhance regional co-operation in the light of sustainable development and safeguarding biodiversity in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. Terrestrial, freshwater and m...

Spatial information and residents' experiences for development of comfortable living environments (HYVIÖ)

We focus on the accessibility to green and water areas within suburbs and their socio-economic variation between suburbs, as well as their role in supporting wellbeing. The comfort factors experienced...

From Marine Ecosystem Accounting to Integrated Governance for Sustainable Planning of Marine and Coastal Areas - MAREA

The main goal of the project is to provide a framework that integrates marine ecosystems with the concept of environmental accounting. This approach enables analysing the complex impacts of human acti...

Finnish Ecosystem Observatory FEO

The Finnish Ecosystem Observatory (FEO) aims to create a national co-operation model and information platform to support the extensive monitoring and evaluation of and research on the state of ecosyst...

Securing biodiversity, functional integrity and ecosystem services in DRYing riVER networks (DRYvER)

The aim of the EU/Horizon project DRYvER is to collect, analyse and model data from nine case studies in Europe and South America to create a novel global meta-system approach that incorporates hydrol...

European long-term ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems research infrastructure (eLTER PLUS)

The EU/Horizon2020 project eLTER PLUS is developing a European Research Infrastructure (RI) for site-based ecosystem research. Progress in understanding, managing and securing ecosystem functions and ...

Advanced machine learning methods for biomonitoring (AMBI)

I will develop machine learning algorithms to conquer challenges typically encountered automated image-based identification in biomonitoring. The considered challenges are i) unbalanced occurrence of ...

Sentinel mosaics in Finland in national reference grid (FPCUP SGA3 Tier1)

The project concentrates on raising awareness and helping the end-users of Sentinel satellite images and particularly Sentinel satellite image mosaics produced under Finnish Geospatial Platform progra...

Decision support tool for management of the Baltic Sea ecosystem - BONUS DESTONY

Successful environmental management relies on an enormous amount of complex information that is processed further to interpret or predict potential changes and responses. A number of decision support ...

Blue health and wealth from the Baltic Sea – a participatory systematic review for smart decisions BONUS ROSEMARIE

BONUS ROSEMARIE carries out a systematic analysis of the potential and challenges of different monetary and non-monetary valuation methods of marine ecosystem services, and analyses the institutional ...


The main emphasis in this project will be on comparing the performance and applicability of DNA-metabarcoding approaches to traditional identification of routine monitoring samples.

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