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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 CentreIRSTEA - 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 Researchpeer

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Statement from the PEER Director:

Dear Friends,

PEER has demonstrated throughout the past 15 years what we are able to achieve together within a strategic network which is based on a European Research Area concept.

Europe and consequently PEER has definitely suffered a significant setback by the decision of Britain to leave the EU. Nevertheless, PEER should stay committed to the ERA idea despite this problematic decision. I am absolutely convinced that our partner CEH is an indispensable partner in PEER and we need to identify ways to continue our fruitful collaborations even if common programs or projects will be harder to realize in future.

Sincerely,

Georg Teutsch
PEER Director

NEWS

Working together with Lebanon for water infrastructure and agricultural development
09 February 2017, Society, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)
World Waternet, Acacia Water and Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) are working together to support Lebanon using Dutch water and agricultural expertise. This project is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea
03 February 2017, Marine, SYKE
With the calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute Finland, consumers can determine the impacts of their consumption habits on nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea. Finland’s contribution to the nutrient pollution of the Baltic Sea is about 10 per cent. Food production accounts for about 60 per cent of the Baltic Sea footprint of an average Finnish consumer. Waste water is also an important source (about 25 per cent). The easiest way to reduce nutrient pollution is to eat more domestic wild fish and vegetables.
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Assessment of water, energy and agricultural needs for sustainable development in the Sava River Basin
03 February 2017, JRC
A new report co-authored by UNECE-JRC-KTH looking at the Sava River Basin shows that water management planning is needed in order to meet the long-term renewable energy targets.
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EVENTS

Towards a strategy for open data access in PEER – Challenges, Methods and Tools
17 October 2016, JRC
Considering the European Commission's policy of open access to research data and the general trend to improve accessibility of research data, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising an open data PEER workshop which aims to help develop a common strategy and guidelines for data provision by the PEER partners. The workshop will be held in the JRC headquarters in Brussels from 17-18 October 2016.
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PEER scientific seminar on data integration, exploration and analytics
Big Data Integration, Exploration and Analytics in Environmental Sciences - Open PEER scientific seminar
02 September 2016, Environmental Technologies, Irstea
With the kind support of the scientific department of the French Embassy, the Institute Francais in Munich and the BFHZ (Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum).
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