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By using the search tool on the right-hand column, you will find the ongoing projects and projects completed in 2012 - 2017, as well as other central projects that have been completed earlier.

The search results are listed according to the order of which website has been published last, with the newest website listed at the top.

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Developmental evaluation of the Finnish sustainable development policies and transformation pathways (POLKU2030, PATH2030)

POLKU2030 ('PATH2030) is a half-year-long project funded by the Government's analysis, assessment and research activities (VN TEAS). In the project, the implementation of Finlanf's sustainable develop...

Groundwater resources in Blue Bioeconomy – Possibilites to multipurpose utility (POSIBILITI)

The value of water resources in Finland has got greater status in public, national strategies and programmes in recent years. Though, actual plans for more intensive or multipurpose utilization of gro...

Data sources and methods for assessment of chemical risks in environmental crimes processes (RISTE)

The environmental impact assessment of chemicals is an important part in the different stages of the environmental crimes process. In this project a decision-making tool is developed to assess whether...

Experimentation culture in Finland - Lessons learned, systemic operations model and recommendations (KOKSU)

Promoting experiments and experimentation culture is one of the main means how Prime Minister Sipilä’s Government Programme is renewing society. The project Experimentation culture in Finland - Lesson...

Towards ecosystem accounting based on innovations and insights on natural capital knowledge ESTAT-EEA

The ESTAT-EEA project will focus on improving national capacity to proceed ecosystem accounting, show gaps and possibilities in data and knowledge in general and related to the three pilot cases, and ...

Targeted methods for increasing recycling – economic impacts and feasibility (KEIKKA 2)

The objective of this project is to evaluate the economic impacts and social profitability of the proposed steering methods for increasing the recycling rate of municipal solid waste (MSW). Also the f...

Air Pollution Damage Cost Model for Finland (IHKU)

Air pollution has severe negative impacts on human health and environment. Monetary value of these negative impacts for people and society can be assessed with various methods. National level damage c...

Utilization of Canadian waterweed - from nuisance to source of raw materials

In Koillismaa-region many lakes have been invaded by a harmful alien species Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis). The project aims to find new ways to utilize the biomass of waterweed and boost bus...

Baltic Sea Information on the Acustic Soundscape (BIAS)

BIAS will help the Member States to establish a collaborative approach for increasing the efficiency of the implementation of the MSFD descriptor 11.

Arctic Freshwater Capital in the Nordic Countries (CAPITAL)

The project produces an evaluation of the socio-economic benefits of the use and management of surface waters in northern / Arctic areas in the Nordic countries. Another objective is to determine the ...

Developing the guidelines for the post-spill monitoring of the accidental chemical spills in the Baltic sea and cold waters (EKOMON)

The main purpose of the EKOMON project is to make guidance for post-spill environmental monitoring, which can be widely utilized in the Baltic Sea and also other cold waters like the Arctic seas.

Airborne Monitoring Tools for Arctic and Baltic Sea Environment (UAV-ARCTIC)

The goal of this project is to define suitable knowledge related to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and to integrate innovative sensor solutions to UAV’s to develop novel tools for environmental monito...

Environmental impact assessment of nearly zero energy building

The ministry of environment is responsible for the preparation of the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) legislation. During the preparation an impact assessment of the legislation is also done. In th...

Scenario calculations of buildings for energy and climate strategy (RakSkenE)

The preparation of the new energy and climate strategy has begun in Finland, and the work includes preparation of scenarios as well.The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the building sect...

National Spatial Data Infrastructure for Integrated Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (ZAN-SDI)

The importance of geospatial information and its essential role in the sustainable development has been widely recognised and raised interest towards nation-specific infrastructures. SMOLE II project ...

Nordic carbon footprint calculators for citizens

We compile an assessment framework to study Nordic carbon footprint calculators for citizens. We build our framework on the existing literature and research on calculators for citizens. The outcome of...

Key questions of sustainable development and action plan 2030

The aim of the Avain2030 project is to outline overall picture of the current situation, challenges and opportunities of Finland in regard of implementation of Agenda2030. In addition, based on intern...

Sunken wreck environmental risk assessment (SWERA)

SWERA, Sunken Wreck Environmental Risk Assessment is a new approach towards to better under-standing of the pollution threat of sunken ships.


The ENVIBASE project is a significant national investment in boosting the technical infrastructure behind the collection, management, sharing and utilisation of environmental data in Finland.

Coordinated and Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) in South Africa

The Overall Objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project was improved environmental governance in terms of enhanced service delivery of DEA by simplifying the environmental permitting processe...

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