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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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 >>


Eeva Primmer appointed new research director of 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 of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). She will take up her... read more >>


Large EU Life project for Finland to mitigate climate change

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 approved for the Life programme, will promote practical measures to... read more >>


PEER project about SDG implementation and management

On the 26th and 27th of November an international team of scientists who form the PEER group met at DCE, Aarhus University to discuss the progress of the project which deals with risk management across the SDG’s set down by the UN. read more >>