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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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EurAqua 25th anniversary celebration on June 11 in Brussels

The European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) holds its 25th anniversary in an event that will take place in Brussels on the 11th June (14:30-19:30)at the BluePoint building (address: 80 Bd A. Reyers Ln). During the event, that... read more >>


A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the renowned scientific journal Science Advances. Since... read more >>


First overview on chemicalization of aquatic environment completed

A new assessment of levels of harmful substances in Finnish waters has been completed. According to monitoring activities, harmful levels of mercury, fire retardants and surface treatment agents are found in Finland’s aquatic environment. However,... read more >>


eDNA in Environmental Monitoring

The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for environmental monitoring has been presented as a technique to replace existing traditional monitoring techniques; being faster, easier and more accurate. However, several technological and data assessment... read more >>


With high-end climate change the same old solutions are not enough

What could a future above 2°C look like? What do we want our future to look like? The EU-funded IMPRESSIONS project found out that a more participatory and engaging scientific method can help identify solutions to climate change. The project... read more >>


How do the Páramos store water?

Páramos biome in the Northern Andes

UK and Colombian scientists are collaborating on PARAGUAS, a project studying how the diversity of plants and activities of people contribute to the water regulation and provision of the Páramo, a unique mountain biome of the Northern Andes in South... read more >>


Testing the waters using mesocosm experiments

CEH Lancaster mesocosms

The mesocosm facility is highly versatile and can be used for an array of different experiments from a few weeks to years and from just a few mesocosms to the entire 32 mesocosms. read more >>


Landscape setting gives unique insight in the life of Yde Girl

The Girl from Yde is the most iconic bog body of the Netherlands, also because of the facial reconstruction from 1994. Thanks to new research of Wageningen University & Research we now know in what kind of physical and cultural landscape she lived at... read more >>


Tool development for reporting environmental impact in agriculture sector

The agriculture sector faces increasing environmental risks, such as drought, flooding and erosion, related to climate change and resource degradation. With the appropriate information, investors and decision-makers can direct their capital toward... read more >>


Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Northern snakehead (Channa argus)

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.   The research, led by Professor Helen Roy of the UK’s... read more >>