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Open data web service on sustainable society opened in Finland

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has a new open data web service. SYKE produces open data and information for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable society. SYKE’s open data includes versatile information on water resources,...

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In particular the failure of monetary valuation to provide meaningful valuation instruments requires participation of a representative diversity of stakeholders in ESS research and governance to answer the question what people value, and how - like in the case of valuing beautiful sceneries like those of the Batad rice terraces in the Philippines - an UNESCO world heritage site. Photo: J. Settele

Ecosystem services research and stakeholder involvement: between theories and practice

What do people value, why and how? This should be a leading question in sustainability research, but putting it into practise can be tricky. A new paper published in the journal Ecosystem Services looks at how to improve stakeholder participation in...

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New funding to tackle tree diseases

Scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will take part in a new £1million research project to prevent the spread of new diseases, including acute oak decline (AOD), a bacterial infection which has spread into Britain and can kill trees...

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MYGEOSS - Third call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains

MYGEOSS is launching an open call for the development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains addressing citizens’ needs. The pool of open data for use includes, but is not...

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Mould can grow on stored food for animals and humans, making it unpalatable or toxic. © EU, credit F. Rembold

International partners join to reduce postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa

A JRC-initiated system estimating postharvest cereal losses in sub-Saharan Africa will be upgraded to allow for monitoring of other crops and improve postharvest management.

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The researchers in one of the 12 regional research projects (LEGATO) investigated the importance of artificially irrigated rice terraces for maintaining species diversity in south-east Asia, how these traditional cultivated landscapes can be retained and how the wealth of existing experience can be used for sustainable land management. Photo: UFZ / André Künzelmann

Land under pressure - Final conference of the 7 year research programme "Sustainable Land Management"

Leipzig. The way we use land is changing. Demand for farmland, food and energy seems insatiable, but land is a finite resource. The research programme "Sustainable Land Management" investigated the consequences of this land use under global change...

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The UK Lakes Portal - 40,000 lakes at your fingertips

The UK Lakes Portal is a new online gateway to discover the lakes of the United Kingdom, linking data from many institutions into one national hub.

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All municipalities in mainland Finland invited to participate in the joint procurement of solar power

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has launched a joint procurement of solar power systems, inviting all municipalities and municipal enterprises in Finland to increase their use of solar power. The solar power stations are to be leased, as a...

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Number of oil discharges observed at sea decreased

In 2015, the number of suspected illegal discharges of oil reported to Finnish authorities decreased significantly compared to the previous year. Eventually, 47 of the discharges were confirmed to be oil, whereas the corresponding number in 2014 was...

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Last summer’s fish kill was caused by a toxic dinoflagellate: emerging algal toxins in coastal Finnish waters

Scientists at SYKE Marine Research Centre have related the fish kill in Ersöströmmen near Tammisaari last July to a dinoflagellate species, Karlodinium veneficum, not previously known to form blooms in Finnish waters.

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