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Evaluating integrated spatially explicit carbon-neutrality for boreal landscapes and regions (C-NEUT)

The challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss and harmful land-use are deeply interconnected. The overall objective of the project is to provide top-class spatially explicit information on...

Co-operation for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CO-OP4CBD)

A development project for the improvement of the scientific and expert support offered to the European negotiators of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Biodiverse living environment as a promoter of long-term health in urban and rural areas (Green Childhood)

This project aims to describe the impact of neighborhood biodiversity on the risk of non-communicable diseases in children. We also study if gut microbes could potentially mediate this effect. Project...

Modelling and assessment of freshwater biodiversity loss using biological monitoring data (VESIBIO)

Modelling and assessment of freshwater biodiversity loss using biological monitoring data

The Biodiversity Nexus - Triggering transformative change for sustainability (BIONEXT)

The BIONEXT project aims to mainstream the use of biodiversity information in policy- and decision-making.

Bringing nature back – biodiversity-friendly nature-based solutions in cities (BiNatUr)

Bringing nature back – biodiversity-friendly nature-based solutions in cities (BiNatUr) -project studies biodiversity and regulating ecosystem of aquatic nature-based solutionsin five European cities ...

Pathways for the Green Future - Supporting Finnish Municipalities in Urban Greening Plans (GreeningCities)

This project will help assess the readiness of municipalities for the implementation of urban greening plans necessary to achieve the EU Biodiversity Strategy and Soil Strategy for 2030 goals.

Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement

The aim of the project is to promote the capacity to monitor the objectives of the Strategic Programme for Circular Economy and to strengthen the knowledge base of various actors (industry association...

The working group on the development of spatial conservation prioritization of forests

The aim of the committee is to develop a usable and acceptable method for identifying forest areas important for biodiversity and to produce openly available map with this method. Our objective is to ...

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)

2020-FI-ENVECOPACK was a two-year research project co-financed by Eurostat and led by Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) in partnership with Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). The project h...

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...

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