The National Forest Inventory
Since 1923, Swedish forests have been regularly surveyed and data gathered through the work of the Swedish National Forest Inventory. The aim of the survey is to describe status and changes in Swedish forests. SLU carries out the survey on behalf of the Swedish Government.
A new research infrastructure is currently being built up. RINFI (Research Infrastructure National Forest Inventory) will make data about Swedish forests over 90 years more accessible for research and environmental analysis.
The university has chosen to organise its environmental monitoring and assessment into programmes which relate to the Swedish environmental objectives. The programmes Forest and Climate is conducted through the Faculty of Forest Sciences.