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

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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The CEH River Lambourn Observatory

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. read more >>

ExpeER (Experimentation in Ecosystem Research)

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... read more >>

Cairngorms site - INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic)

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). read more >>

Aranda - research vessel

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. read more >>

Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Ecotoxicology

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. read more >>

ENVICAL SYKE – Calibration Laboratory

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... read more >>

NINA’s Research Station for fish ecology at Ims

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,... read more >>

European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution (ERLAP)

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

EMEP Monitoring Station

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

Greenhouse gas monitoring facilities

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... read more >>