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PEER News / March 2016

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Dear reader,

We have selected the best of our news, events, publications and attractive job opportunities at the PEER centres for you in this issue of the newsletter.

Ursula Schmizt 
PEER Secretary

Join our Marie Curie Masterclass in May 2016 at Aarhus University

Aarhus University Dept. of Environmental Science would like to collaborate with ambitious postdoctoral researchers with excellent research track...

Transitions to a Green Economy require political will and far-reaching transformations in society and economy

Transitions to a green economy are never purely based on win-win solutions, but require taking into account potential trade-offs among multiple goals,...

El Niño - devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016...

First ever UK digital crop map from satellite data

The first ever digital map of the UK’s arable crops has been created through an innovative collaboration between environmental researchers and...

Investigating long-range transported contaminants in Finnish Lapland

There is little information available on the presence and concentration of contaminants commonly used in consumer goods in the living environment. The...

New evidence confirms human activities drive global warming

A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Ecosystem services research and stakeholder involvement: between theories and practice

What do people value, why and how? This should be a leading question in sustainability research, but putting it into practise can be tricky. A new...

Land under pressure - Final conference of the 7 year research programme "Sustainable Land Management"

Leipzig. The way we use land is changing. Demand for farmland, food and energy seems insatiable, but land is a finite resource. The research programme...

Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle's One Million Nest Boxes campaign helping birds in need

The evaluation of threatened bird species in Finland was updated in 2015 under the coordination of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. The...

New funding to tackle tree diseases

Scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will take part in a new £1million research project to prevent the spread of new diseases, including...

PEER Locations

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Decreasing nitrogen emissions will cause relatively fast reductions of impacts on ecosystems

The negative effects of acidic deposition in Europe and North America on natural ecosystems have been reduced significantly over the past decades, but...

2016 access application to Zackenberg

Zackenberg Research Station is situated in a unique setting in an undisturbed high arctic ecosystem in Northeast Greenland. Deadline for the 2016...

Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six...

Last summer’s fish kill was caused by a toxic dinoflagellate: emerging algal toxins in coastal Finnish waters

Scientists at SYKE Marine Research Centre have related the fish kill in Ersöströmmen near Tammisaari last July to a dinoflagellate species,...

New evidence confirms human activities drive global warming

A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2)...

International partners join to reduce postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa

A JRC-initiated system estimating postharvest cereal losses in sub-Saharan Africa will be upgraded to allow for monitoring of other crops and improve...

MYGEOSS - Third call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains

MYGEOSS is launching an open call for the development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data...

Number of oil discharges observed at sea decreased

In 2015, the number of suspected illegal discharges of oil reported to Finnish authorities decreased significantly compared to the previous year....

All municipalities in mainland Finland invited to participate in the joint procurement of solar power

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has launched a joint procurement of solar power systems, inviting all municipalities and municipal enterprises...

Open data web service on sustainable society opened in Finland

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has a new open data web service. SYKE produces open data and information for an ecologically, economically and...

The UK Lakes Portal - 40,000 lakes at your fingertips

The UK Lakes Portal is a new online gateway to discover the lakes of the United Kingdom, linking data from many institutions into one national hub.

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