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Environmental monitoring and assessment

SLU’s environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA) provides society with knowledge and data to achieve its environmental and sustainability goals.

Statistics and environmental data

Extensive databases and tools result from our environmental monitoring and assessment.

Become a citizen scientist

Report species sightings and contribute to knowledge of the Swedish flora and fauna as well as it's response to climate change.

Current findings - EMA

Find recent results and knowledge from SLU's Environmental monitoring and assessment.

Statistics about the status and change in Sweden's forest soils

The Swedish Forest Soil Inventory carries out soil surveys and monitors the soil environmental status.


Official statistics on Forests

Find the latest official statistics about the status and change in Sweden's forests from the Swedish National Forest Inventory.

A man in a forest

SLU Water Forum

Water is essential to life. At SLU more than 400 researchers and experts work with water-related issues, from source to sea.

River in spring landscape. Photo.
Göran Ståhl, SLU. Photo.

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.

We work in programmes relating to the Swedish Environmental quality objectives and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Do you want to get involved with us? Get in touch.

Göran Ståhl, acting Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsability for SLU's Environmental monitoring and assessment.

The globe. 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: 20 September 2023 - Page editor: fomaredaktion@slu.se