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Environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA)

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

The Forest’s Role in a New Climate

Those who want to conserve the forest and those who want to utilize the forest more intensively both use climate arguments to strengthen their cause. Who is right? How can we use the forest to mitigate climate change?

ICOS - Svartberget

ICOS Svartberget measurement station in Sweden. Join us on a visual tour of greenhouse gas measurements on Instagram and Twitter by following #ICOScapes and visiting the campaign page at
Kevin Bishop, vicerektor med ansvar för miljöanalys. Foto: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU

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.

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: 01 October 2018 - Page editor: