Environmental monitoring and assessment
In addition to research and education the Government has charged SLU with the task of conducting environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA).
SLU monitors the country's forests, agricultural landscapes, lakes, watercourses and species in order to analyse environmental trends. This makes the university a key player in interpreting and understanding changes such as those that may result from a warmer climate.
The results are for example used to track progress towards Sweden's environmental objectives and its commitments under international agreements.
The university has chosen to organise its environmental monitoring and assessment into programmes which relate to the Swedish environmental objectives. Read more about the programmes through the navigation bar to the left.