Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

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Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) is the Dutch research institute for our green living environment. We offer a combination of practical and scientific research in a multitude of disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Our expertise includes knowledge of water, nature, biodiversity, climate, landscape, forest, ecology, environment, soil, landscape and spatial planning, geo-information, remote sensing, flora and fauna, urban green, man and society etc.

Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) is part of Wageningen University & Research. In research and education we closely co-operate with the department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University & research. The exchange of expertise and capacity and the match between fundamental and practical research in various projects give us a scientific advantage.

Many environmental issues require a broad, international approach. This is why we strongely believe in the PEER network. Additionally, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) is a member of