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

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Antibiotics in water and the risk of drug-resistant bacteria

A JRC report brings together data on antibiotic levels in water, showing that small concentrations have found their way into a range of Europe's waterbodies. read more >>


New estimate - every ninth species in Finland is threatened

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. Of the 22 000 species evaluated, 11.9% were classified as threatened,... read more >>


Global change shrinks habitat of Asian elephants

Asian elephants Photo: Priya Davidar & Jean-Philippe Puyravaud

Asian elephants could lose up to 42 percent of their habitats in India and Nepal. read more >>


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

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, reports a new doctoral dissertation. Johanna Korhonen, Development Manager... read more >>


CITEPro will make the evaluation of environmental chemicals more efficient

Automated pipette platform for preparing high-throughput bioassays Photo: ©Bodo Tiedemann

New technology platform launched at the UFZ.


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

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 in Aichi Target 11 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 of... read more >>


Making the most of our green spaces

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 inequality, poor air quality, vulnerability to climate related risks like... read more >>


Screening Baltic Sea for pharmaceuticals

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 Interreg Baltic Sea Region project, picks up this pressing challenge and... read more >>


Ingenious techniques in neighbourhood dispute

After the wild tobacco plant (Nicotiana attenuata) has been attacked by a caterpillar of the tobacco hawk moth, it waits a few days and only then starts its chemical defence. Photo: Pia Backmann

Wild tobacco plants gain an advantage by the timely sending of hungry caterpillars to the competition. read more >>


European partnership tackling risk management with sustainable development goals

Pressrelease: Europe faces substantial challenges in assessing and managing risks, for example in farming, infrastructure development, social unrest and finance. In order to meet these challenges, PEER has initiated a new project that deals with risk... read more >>