Keeping tabs on ecosystems
Our objective is to support a growing bioeconomy and long-term sustainable development with expertise and up-to-date data on the environmental impacts of resource use.
It's about providing answers to pressing questions on sustainable futures, by applying SLU's knowledge about biodiversity, forests, agricultural landscapes, aquatic ecosystems and built areas.
An essential part of that work is designing and operating systems to capture high quality environmental data that can improve environmental management, advance our understanding of ecosystem function, and identify emerging problem areas.
Göran Ståhl, acting Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsability for SLU's Environmental monitoring and assessment.
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 heads the programme center for the International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems (ICP IM).
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.