PEER locations
SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland)DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark)EC JRC IES - European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Italy)IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France)CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom)Alterra Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany)CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Researchpeer

Research topics of PEER centres

Researchers on a lake with a boat
PEER researchers on a lake taking samples.
Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

PEER members are dedicated exclusively to environmental research focusing on the interaction between man and the environment and sustainable development. PEER addresses complex environmental challenges on different spatial and temporal scales, integrating natural sciences, social sciences and engineering, and linking basic and applied research.

The research activities are based on PEER members' multi-annual strategic research programmes, and financed through public sector budget allocation and by competitive funding.

Through these pages, you can find out about the different areas of research of the PEER centres.

Networks

The PEER members also have a major role in a number of institutional networks, namely:

  • ALTERNET - A long-term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network (FP6 Network of Excellence)
  • LANDSCAPE EUROPE - European Network of Expertise on Landscapes
  • EURAQUA - Network of European Freshwater Research Organisations
  • NORMAN - Network of reference laboratories for monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants
  • ESBN - European Soil Bureau Network