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



Significant risk of blue-green algae blooms in summer across Finnish sea areas – warm and sunny summer may dramatically increase occurrence of blooms

06/13/2019, Marine, SYKE

The risk of significant and widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas matches that of previous years, since the nutrient situation has remained largely the same. This read more


New steps taken to improve the standards of molecular methods for water analysis

06/06/2019, Water, SYKE

Powerful novel DNA-based methods are being developed to assess biodiversity and the ecological status of water bodies, yet little consensus about method standardisation exists. In read more


Are there ghost nets in Finnish waters?

06/04/2019, Marine, SYKE

Ghost nets refer to nets and other gear lost by fishermen that fish by themselves in seas and bodies of water. They are harmful to animals and constitute a part of the plastic read more


Global bill for soil erosion by water: US$8,000,000,000

05/23/2019, JRC

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year. read more


EurAqua 25th anniversary celebration on June 11 in Brussels

05/17/2019, Water, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

The European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) holds its 25th anniversary in an event that will take place in Brussels on the 11th June (14:30-19:30)at the read more


How big is the EU's Blue Economy? The EU report on potential of coasts and oceans to provide for sustainable economic growth published

05/16/2019, JRC

The European Union's blue economy continues growing. The economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017, with 4 read more


Forest microbiome: Mapping the symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes

05/15/2019, JRC

A scientific article published in Nature today shows how the world’s forests are built on symbiotic partnerships between trees and microbes, and how these could be affected by a read more


Human activities impeding the flow of two-thirds of the world’s longest rivers

05/12/2019, JRC

A recent Nature article that maps the world’s free-flowing rivers shows that the flow of most of the world’s longest rivers has been impeded by man-made constructions such as dams read more