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Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitlePartnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)
CreatorPartnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)
DescriptionPEER is a partnership of seven of the largest European environmental centres. It was founded in 2001 with the aim of combining forces to follow a joint strategy in environmental sciences and to enhance research on ecological sustainability. The PEER members are mainly public financed research centres with scientific autonomy that are dedicated to environmental research with a predominant focus on interactions between man and the environment. The PEER centres are characterised by their interdisciplinary expertise, including a wide range of natural and social scientific disciplines, covering all fields of environmental sciences. The mission of PEER is to: build a strategic partnership of major European public environmental research centres; lead a European Research Area that strengthens the knowledge base for the sustainable development of a changing world; and foster innovative interdisciplinary research and cross-cutting approaches in support of national and European policy-makers, industry and society. The PEER members carry out research in the following areas: Atmosphere; Biodiversity and Land Use; Climate Change; Environmental Technologies; Fragile Environments; Geoinformation; Marine; Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks; Society; Water Management. The members of PEER are (as of January 2012): Alterra Wageningen UR (Netherlands); Irstea - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (previously Cemagref) (France); Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK); Finnish Environment Institute SYKE; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (Germany); European Commission - Joint Research Centre - Institute for Environment and Sustainability; National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark).
Keywordsenvironment; research; environmental policy; biodiversity; nature conservation; global change; natural resources; landscape planning; geoinformation
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 Published: February 2 2007 | Last updated: January 2 2012