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Enviromental monitoring and assessment

Are landscapes and waters used sustainably? Using our knowledge about ecosystems and how we use them, SLU delivers science-based decision support needed to help us reach our environmental objectives, nationally as well as internationally.


Keeping tabs on ecosystems

Our objective is to highlight resource use in society and its environmental impact, in support of a growing bioeconomy and long-term sustainable development.

In concrete terms it's about SLU collecting and making available high quality environmental data and assisting with our expertise knowledge about coastal areas and seas, forests, agricultural landscapes, lakes and watercourses and species.

We work in ten programmes. Do you want to get involved with us? Get in touch with me or one of our 16 programme coordinators.

Kevin Bishop, SLU´s Pro Vice-Chancellor for environmental monitoring and assessment.

Illustration: Fredrik Saarkoppel

International collaborations

SLU is a partner of the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD).

SLU chairs the freshwater and terrestrial groups in the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program within CAFF.

SLU chairs the Pressure working group within HELCOM and the Input working group within OSPAR.

SLU is deeply involved within many of the working groups within The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), including The Advisory Committee (ACOM).

SLU coordinates the Swedish LTER network (Long Term Ecological Research).

SLU hosts the Global Challenges Alliance University initiative.

Read about the current scientific themes of SLU Global.

Published: 26 August 2016 - Page editor: