PEER locations
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

Research Facility

The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

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UFZ / Research platforms
ALBIS – research vessel
Water, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Climate Change

ALBIS is a research platform of the UFZ Department River Ecology in Magdeburg. It allows the sampling of water and sediment from any interesting sampling point in the river at varying seasonal and hydrological conditions. The vessel is designed for...

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SYKE / Research platforms
Aranda - research vessel
Marine

R/V Aranda is a modern, ice-reinforced research vessel adapted to multidisciplinary marine research around the year. Aranda was originally planned for the Baltic Sea research, but has proved herself on the high seas as well.

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Experimental facilities
Artificial streams (mesocosms)
Climate Change, Water, Biodiversity and Land Use, Fragile Environments, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks

Artificial streams (mesocosms)

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CEH / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites, Research platforms
Cairngorms site - INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic)
Climate Change, Atmosphere, Water, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Land Use, Fragile Environments, Society, Environmental Technologies

CEH's site in the INTERACT network is the ECN Cairngorms site, the first ECN site in the UK's sub-arctic zone, which links to other upland ECN sites and to sites in the Alps and Pyrenees (GLORIA network) and in the Arctic (SCANNET network).

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Irstea / Experimental facilities
Centre for Spreading and the Environment
Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Environmental Technologies

Centre for Spreading and the Environment

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Chemical Biological Laboratory for Wageningen UR
Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Fragile Environments, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Land Use

Chemical Biological Laboratory for Wageningen UR

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Competence Centre “Isotopes in Environmental and Biosciences”
Water, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Environment and Health, Environmental Technologies

The Competence Centre “Isotopes in Environmental and Biosciences” offers a broad spectrum of analytics, excellent instrumentation and expert knowledge for many applications of modern isotope techniques in today’s environmental research.

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Research platforms, Experimental facilities
De Sinderhoeve
Geoinformation, Environment and Health, Environmental Technologies, Fragile Environments, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Water
JRC / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
EMEP Monitoring Station
Atmosphere, Environmental Technologies

The JRC EMEP Monitoring station monitors concentrations of carbon monoxide, ozone, secondary aerosol precursors, and particulate matter in the air.

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SYKE / Laboratories / high-end instruments
ENVICAL SYKE – Calibration Laboratory
Water

The SYKE calibration laboratory produces calibration results with high precision and traceability and is responsible for developing methods based on primary technologies. The SYKE calibration laboratory contributes to the conservation and development...

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Experimental facilities , Laboratories / high-end instruments
Environmental Research Aircraft PHWUR
Climate Change, Atmosphere, Biodiversity and Land Use, Environment and Health, Fragile Environments

Environmental Research Aircraft PHWUR

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JRC / Laboratories / high-end instruments
European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution (ERLAP)
Atmosphere, Environment and Health

The JRC's European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution (ERLAP) contributes to the development and implementation of European Air Quality Directives.

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CEH / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites, Research platforms
ExpeER (Experimentation in Ecosystem Research)
Water, Fragile Environments, Biodiversity and Land Use, Climate Change, Environmental Technologies, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Atmosphere

ExpeER is an European project (2010-2014) which aims to bring together, for the first time, the major observational, experimental, analytical and modelling facilities in ecosystem science in Europe.

By uniting these highly instrumented ecosystem...

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UFZ / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
GCEF – Global Change Experimental Facility
Climate Change, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Land Use

GCEF is an outdoor test facility at the UFZ research station in Bad Lauchstaedt near Halle. Large field plots allow to simulate climatic conditions that are expected for the future (primarily elevated temperatures and especially in summer reduced...

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Irstea / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Geomechanics Platform - Geohazards, Geostructures, Erosion, Instability, and Rupture
Water, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks

Geomechanics Platform - Geohazards, Geostructures, Erosion, Instability, and Rupture

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JRC / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
Greenhouse gas monitoring facilities
Atmosphere, Environmental Technologies

The JRC's facilities for monitoring greenhouse gases include three installations which are part of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) initiative of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) which is dedicated to the...

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Irstea / Experimental facilities
Irrigation Equipment Research and Development Laboratory / LERMI
Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Water

Irrigation Equipment Research and Development Laboratory / LERMI

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites, Experimental facilities
Kraijenhoff van de Leur Laboratory for Water and Sediment Dynamics
Climate Change, Environmental Technologies, Water, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Marine
SYKE / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Ecotoxicology
Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks

The SYKE laboratories provide key chemical and biological analysis services required for environmental monitoring and research, in Helsinki, Joensuu, and Oulu. Moreover, we provide expert assistance with laboratory functions.

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Laboratory Netherlands Centre for Luminescence dating
Biodiversity and Land Use, Climate Change, Fragile Environments, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Environmental Technologies

Laboratory Netherlands Centre for Luminescence dating

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM)
Water, Climate Change, Atmosphere, Marine, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Land Use, Fragile Environments, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Society, Geoinformation, Environmental Technologies

Laser scanning microscopy (LSM) represents a technique which allows assessment of multiple parameters in hydrated samples at the micro-scale and in three dimensions. Laser scanning microscopy is employed for visualization, analysis and...

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UFZ / Research platforms, Experimental facilities
MOBICOS - Mobile Aquatic Mesocosms
Water

MOBICOS (Mobile Aquatic Mesocosms) is a mobile water research platform and consists of mobile containers which can be positioned beside surface waters and which enable investigations and seminatural experiments.

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CIENS / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
NINA’s Research Station for fish ecology at Ims
Climate Change, Marine, Water, Biodiversity and Land Use

The station is located in SW Norway, near Stavanger, on the coast at the outlet of the small river Imsa. Fish dispersal in and out of the river is completely controlled by a continuously operated fish trap. The station also contains two artificial,...

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Omics platforms - Metabolomic Profiler
Environment and Health, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Fragile Environments, Environmental Technologies, Biodiversity and Land Use

Omics platforms - Metabolomic Profiling

The platform has been designed to perform qualitative and quantitave metabolome analysis based on mass spectrometry. The platform allows global metabolic profiling based on LC and GC preseparation and...

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Omics platforms - Quantitative Proteomics
Environment and Health, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Fragile Environments, Environmental Technologies, Biodiversity and Land Use

Omics platforms – Qualitative and quantitative proteomics by mass spectrometry

The platform has been designed to perform qualitative and quantitave protein and proteome analysis. On the single protein level protein characterisation like protein...

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Omics platforms - Transcriptomics
Environment and Health

The Omics platform Transcriptomics mainly aims at the identification, quantification and characterization of long and short non-coding RNAs from a range of samples like human or animal body fluids, tissues, or cells, environmental or microbial...

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Irstea / Laboratories / high-end instruments
Platform for imaging and structural and metabolic spectroscopy
Environmental Technologies

Platform for imaging and structural and metabolic spectroscopy

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UFZ / Laboratories / high-end instruments
ProVIS - Centre for chemical microscopy
Environment and Health, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Water, Geoinformation, Fragile Environments, Environmental Technologies, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Land Use, Marine, Atmosphere

ProVIS is a unique platform for chemical microscopy. ProVIS combines complementary techniques for analysing the elemental and isotope composition as well as  structural units of microscopic objects on various scales. In particular cases even sub nm...

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Irstea / Experimental facilities
ReducPol, for the agro-environmental assessment of Spraying Technologies and Applications
Soil, Forests and Agriculture

ReducPol, for the agro-environmental assessment of Spraying Technologies and Applications

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UFZ / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
TERENO - TERrestrial ENviromental Observatories
Atmosphere, Biodiversity and Land Use, Climate Change, Society, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Water, Environmental Technologies, Geoinformation

TERENO - Terrestrial Enviromental Observatories comprise four large observatories in Germany built up to foster understanding of environmental processes and their feedbacks. The one managed by UFZ is the Harz / Central German Lowland Observatory.

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UFZ /  Simulation & Visualisation labs
TESSIN VISLab (Terrestrial Environmental System Simulation & Integration Network)
Atmosphere, Biodiversity and Land Use, Climate Change, Environment and Health, Environmental Technologies, Fragile Environments, Geoinformation, Marine, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Society, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Water

TESSIN VISLab is a modelling and visualisation centre.

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CEH / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites, Research platforms
The CEH River Lambourn Observatory
Water, Fragile Environments, Biodiversity and Land Use, Climate Change, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Society, Geoinformation, Environmental Technologies

CEH owns almost 600m of the River Lambourn and 24 acres of associated water meadows at Boxford, Berkshire. The River Lambourn is a groundwater-fed chalk stream draining one of the least modified catchments of southern England.

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
Wageningen Observatory
Climate Change, Atmosphere, Soil, Forests and Agriculture, Fragile Environments, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Society, Environmental Technologies

Observatory

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DCE / Observatories & large-scale experimental field sites
Zackenberg Research Station, Northeast Greenland
Climate Change, Marine, Water, Fragile Environments, Biodiversity and Land Use, Soil, Forests and Agriculture

Zackenberg Research Station is situated in a unique setting in an undisturbed high arctic ecosystem in Northeast Greenland. The station has its own long-term research/monitoring programme which is by far the most extensive of its kind in the Arctic....

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