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PEER members are dedicated exclusively to environmental research focusing on the interaction between man and the environment and sustainable development.

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PEER combines forces to follow a joint strategy in environmental sciences, to enhance ecological research and to strengthen the knowledge base for the sustainable development.             

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PEER has defined three Strategic Areas for research in our network: Biodiversity, Climate Action and Adaption as well as Urban Environmental Sustainability.

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Get the latest scientific findings on migrant settlements, urban food systems and research on the relation between nature and health in the city.
13.09.2022

PEER webinar Nature Based Solutions for Climate Resilient Cities

30 September 2022, 11:00-12:00 CET, Zoom meeting Green Cities is the Wageningen Environmental Research programme that focuses on understanding and applying a nature-based approach in urban areas. Join our free pre-lunch PEER Webinar!  

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Fluviosat graphic The FluViSat concept combines several significant advances that distinguish it from many other satellite-based streamflow and flood mapping projects.
27.09.2022

Videos of rivers taken from space could revolutionize flood management

FluViSat (Fluvial Video from Satellite) has the potential to enable the accurate determination of flow rates in medium and large rivers anywhere on the planet, with no requirement for people or equipment to be on site, or even on the same continent!...

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Titanium dioxide particles in soil
26.09.2022

Investment will transform UK research into pollutants

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has secured funding for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that will transform our understanding of chemical pollutants as well as natural and man-made particles, and their potential impact on the...

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BIONEXT project group of SYKE
23.09.2022

Large EU project starts: BIONEXT wants to mainstream biodiversity into policy-making

A new large EU project coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE The Biodiversity Nexus - Triggering transformative change for sustainability (BIONEXT) is launching this Autumn. The project got a funding of EUR 4.1 million from the EU's...

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The microplastics studied were polyester fibers and tire particles. © Riku Lumiaro
22.09.2022

New study published on the interactions of microplastics and chemicals on soil arthropods

A new study on the interactions of microplastics and chemicals on soil arthropods reveals that the effects are dependent on the type of microplastic and the exposed arthropod species.

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The Rappbode reservoir in the Harz region. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ The Rappbode reservoir in the Harz region is surrounded by forests and is the largest drinking water reservoir in Germany. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ
20.09.2022

Climate Change is Affecting Drinking Water Quality

The disappearance of forests will have consequences for water quality in reservoirs. The water stored in reservoirs ensures our supply of drinking water. Good water quality is therefore important - but is at significant risk due to climate change. In...

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Ferromanganese concretions in the Baltic Sea. © Image: Laura Kaikkonen.
20.09.2022

Mining in shallow marine areas endangers sustainability goals

According to a study, mining in shallow marine areas conflicts with international conservation and sustainability goals, bringing with it great environmental risks.

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Get the latest scientific findings on migrant settlements, urban food systems and research on the relation between nature and health in the city.
13.09.2022

PEER webinar Nature Based Solutions for Climate Resilient Cities

30 September 2022, 11:00-12:00 CET, Zoom meeting Green Cities is the Wageningen Environmental Research programme that focuses on understanding and applying a nature-based approach in urban areas. Join our free pre-lunch PEER Webinar!  

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(Photo: Colourbox).
13.09.2022

Current-use flame retardants have been detected in the Arctic environment

New study examines the prescence of flame retardants by modelling long-range transport and emissions from local sources of new contaminants in the Arctic.

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© Hermanni Kaartokallio
12.09.2022

Experts predict top emerging impacts on ocean biodiversity

Marine and coastal ecosystems are under unprecedented change globally, mainly attributed to already recognized human-induced factors such as overexploitation of ocean resources, climate change and environmental pollution. Besides and within these...

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Puffins There is concern about the impacts of developments on key seabird species in the North Sea, including puffins. Photo: Gwyn Rees
31.08.2022

Dynamic project will safeguard seabirds alongside offshore wind farms

New research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impacts of offshore wind farms on seabirds, and produce solutions to protect and increase populations.

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