PEER Locations

SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer



New estimate - every ninth species in Finland is threatened

03/08/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, SYKE

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Ministry of the Environment report A new assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. read more


Doctoral dissertation: The duration of the ice cover of Finnish inland waters has shortened, and seasonal winter and spring discharges have increased

02/19/2019, Water, SYKE

The duration of the ice cover on Finnish inland waters has shortened due to milder winters. Correspondingly, the seasonal river discharges in winter and spring have increased, read more


Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world's inland waters

02/05/2019, JRC

At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the JRC.   This is close to the global target of 17% set out read more


Making the most of our green spaces

01/30/2019, JRC

Cities, as large human settlements and the powerhouses of Europe’s economy, generate 67% of the EU’s GDP.   They are also faced with a range of challenges, including social read more


Screening Baltic Sea for pharmaceuticals

01/28/2019, Marine, SYKE

Although pharmaceuticals are useful and often lifesaving for people, they may contaminate the Baltic water and marine life, for example if inappropriately disposed. CWPharma, an read more


European partnership tackling risk management with sustainable development goals

01/24/2019, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks

Pressrelease: Europe faces substantial challenges in assessing and managing risks, for example in farming, infrastructure development, social unrest and finance. In order to meet read more


Eeva Primmer appointed new research director of SYKE

01/10/2019, SYKE

Dr Eeva Primmer, PhD in Agriculture and Forestry, Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Environmental Policy at the University of Helsinki, has been appointed as the new Research Director read more


Large EU Life project for Finland to mitigate climate change

12/21/2018, Climate Change, SYKE

The European Commission has granted 9.1 million euros to Finland to help mitigate climate change. The ‘Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities’ (CANEMURE) project, which has been read more