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Luonnonvarakeskus (LUKE)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleLuonnonvarakeskus (LUKE)
2nd TitleNatural Resources Institute Finland
CreatorLuonnonvarakeskus (LUKE)
DescriptionLUKE is a professional research organization and aims to: produce knowledge-based solutions and services to its customers; add value to renewable resources based on a sustainable and competitive business activity; and support decision-making. LUKE provides a number of online services related to forestry: Metinfo – Forest information services; National Forest Inventory maps and forest resource estimates by municipalities; National Forest Inventory (NFI); Regional cutting possibilities; Greenhouse gas reporting; Forest damage diagnostic service. LUKE publishes a number of publications related to forests and forestry. These include two scientific journals (Silva Fennica in English and Metsätieteen aikakauskirja in Finnish), Dissertationes Forestales (a series for doctoral dissertations in forest sciences and related disciplines), Finnish Forest Sector Economic Outlook (an annual report providing an analysis of the current year and forecasts for the coming year), and statistical publications (including Statistical Yearbook of Forestry, Forest Statistical Bulletins). LUKE was created on 1 January 2015. It was formed by combining the Agrifood Research Institute (MTT), Finnish Forest Research Institute - Metla, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL), and the statistical division of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Information Center (TIKE).
LanguageEnglish, Finnish, Swedish
Keywordsforest research; information services; forest inventory; national forest inventories; NFIs; forest resources; biodiversity; forest health; forest protection; forest regeneration; EFI member; game; fisheries; reindeer; statistics; economics; aquaculture
TypeCountry data, Databases, Datasets, Statistics, Government organizations, Information services, Journals, Research institutions and departments
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 Published: October 28 2015 | Last updated: November 23 2016