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Background The natural state of mires in Finland has deteriorated as a result of large-scale drainage, the consequent overgrowing of open mires and the isolation of pristine mires. Large-scale drainage has also significantly increased environmental loading (i.e. the leaching of nutrients, suspended solids and organic matter from peatlands to downstream wa ...
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... utside the Natura 2000 sites are mostly commercial forests, where mining districts and claims, peat industry and building also take place. This includes some small conservation areas protected by the Finnish Nature Conservation Act and Forest Law. Some state-owned areas are protected by the decision of the Forest and Park Service of Finland. The land use of the project area (i.e. areas outside the ...
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Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour porpoise (SAMBAH)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

Background The Baltic Sea subpopulation of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is small and has been drastically reduced in recent decades. The species is listed in Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive as well as in the national red lists of several Member States. This, in combination with a complex of threats and problems that are still fairly po ...
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... oils are able to provide water to plants as there will likely be changes in precipitation, transpiration and evaporation. However, there is not yet a clear picture of how these changes will impact on Finnish forests. Objectives This project aims to improve knowledge of how forest growth could change in future by co ...
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Objective of the projectThe overall objective of the project was to strengthen cross‐border cooperation for novel solutions in forestry and bioenergy. Main activities• Modification of Metla's Motti simulation programme to Russian conditions for assessing different forest management practices on stand development.• Development of GIS-based decision-support tools for industrial and energy wood harve ...
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MULTIple Eco-Friendly FORest use: Restoring Traditions (MULTI EFFORT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

... rth Karelia and Republic of Karelia. As a result of the seminar, where the representatives of the government of both Finland and the Republic of Karelia took part, the co-operation between Finnish and Russian authorities in fire management shall be increased; the co-operation between Finnish and Russian authorities in developing fire risk classification in Russia will be enhanced as well as the de ...
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... Expected Results: 1. Estimates of game and commercial fish resources and the recreational potential in areas adjacent to the Finnish-Russian border2. Models for sustainable nature use and enhanced reproduction of natural resources in pilot areas3. Mapped ecological corridors, and conservation regimens for them. Feasibility ...
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Finnish-Russian Forest Academy 2 - Extension and Piloting

Start date: Nov 30, 2012, End date: Nov 29, 2014,

Overall objective of the project is to continue and extend the first phase project of Finnish-Russian Forest Academy Preparation with the aim of establishing the Finnish-Russian coordination center of joint activities in education, research and business development in forestry and forest industry, and with the aim of piloting joint activities. The aim is to support and enhance Finnish-Russian coll ...
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Bioenergy Proliferation and Deployment (BioPAD)

Start date: Sep 30, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2014,

BioPAD (BioEnergy Proliferation and Deployment) aims to build new bioenergy supply chains based on the proliferation of a novel bioenergy stimulus service product which seeks to incorporate innovations in biomass fuel types, supply chain logistics and conversion technology. The attendant supply chain mapping projects will inform policy frameworks and interventions to support RE deployment in the N ...
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The REMOTE project will increase and support local capacities in renewable energy solutions across the NPP area. By building on the results of NPP Renewable Energy Cluster projects and networks, the REMOTE will establish an unique International Network of Best Practise Demonstration Sites, and integrate it to a Training for Trainers Service. The sustaining network will support the capacity develop ...
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Social Enterprises in Community Renewable Energy (SECRE)

Start date: Aug 31, 2011, End date: Feb 27, 2014,

SECRE is a transnational network of renewable energy and social business expertise in Northern Periphery. SECRE works for social enterprises. Social enterprises provide significant amount of net profit to fulfill social goals or invest to own business to enhance social impact.SECRE challenges renewable energy businesses and communities to find and define social goals in the field of renewable ener ...
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Improving market communication of wood products' environmental values

Start date: Jul 30, 2011, End date: Jul 30, 2012,

The pilot study will consider the views and deployment of Environmental Performance Measures (EPM) from both the supply and demand side of the wood markets. It will a) review EPMs that are currently being applied in the woodworking industry and in the industries they supply material for (e.g. construction) and b) compare EPMs with the other explicit and implicit environmental indicators that are g ...
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Background Forests cover about 30% of Europe, providing high value concerning: biodiversity; carbon sequestration; soil and water protection; and the economic contribution of goods and services. However, climate change, air pollution and changes in land use are threatening the health, stability and sustainability of forests and their values. On top of th ...
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... 3: Tourism opportunities 7. 'Stay & Play' - selling alternative activities to the winter sports market in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland 8. Future tourism prospects for local communities in Finnish Lapland 9. Develop a prototype lightweight and sustainable tourist hut in Greenland. Theme 4: Risk management and response 10. A river restoration project in Glen Urquhart, Scotland, to increa ...
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PELLETime will develop an accessible package of tools to design sustainable pellet supply chains, thereby promoting the role of local entrepreneurs in utilising local renewable energy resources and supporting the energy self-sufficiency of northern peripheral regions. The small scale production of pellets currently faces both technological limitations, as well as lack of knowledge. The project add ...
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Developing the Pinus Sylvestris L resource 1.16 (DSP)

Start date: Dec 31, 2007, End date: Dec 30, 2010,

The project will engage with Scots Pine supply chain stakeholders and decision makers to improve markets by encouraging new business models as a basis for product development and SME participation. New resource assessment and pricing methods will reward higher value timber and better match resources to end uses, improving competitiveness. This in turn, will encourage growers to improve the added v ...
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... of 260 Russian forest and wood industry companies from the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, and Leningrad regions were gathered for the registry. The registry can be used independently by Finnish companies as a suitable tool for seeking partners. The earlier, primarily Finnish Forest Information of the East Internet service was made bilingual by producing information for a parallel web ...
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Background The arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) is found in mountain (fjeld) and tundra areas on the Northern Hemisphere. To a large extent it feeds on small rodents and the population size fluctuates greatly depending on the availability of food. Carrion from reindeer and other animals, which have been killed by large carnivores, is another important componen ...
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The BSR is characterised by large areas of unspoilt countryside. Because of strong economic problems just in these rural areas tourism seems to be a promising opportunity to support regional development. Sustainability considered as a guiding principle can ensure that such a development will lead to economical benefits without threaten the nature and the social structure. Consequently a lot of sus ...
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... of 260 Russian forest and wood industry companies from the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, and Leningrad regions were gathered for the registry. The registry can be used independently by Finnish companies as a suitable tool for seeking partners. The earlier, primarily Finnish Forest Information of the East Internet service was made bilingual by producing information for a parallel web ...
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The countries involved in the ELAV project all have different forest histories and resources, but they face common challenges in respect of delivering local benefits from forestry. The ELAV project will work with rural communities, municipalities, forest companies, landowners and forest authorities to action sustainable rural development based on strategic forest planning for the development of mu ...
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BALANCE – or in full “Baltic Sea Management–Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Ecosystem through Spatial Planning” – is an INTERREG III B co-funded project aimed towards development of informed marine management tools for the Baltic Sea based on spatial planning and cross-sectoral and transnational co-operation.BALANCE is organised into 5 work packages (WPs) which will identify ...
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The Northern WoodHeat project will investigate and develop sustainable local, small to medium size woodfuel supply chains in partner countries, disseminating the findings through practical demonstrations, technical reports and leaflets, a project website, and three symposia. In Scotland, demonstration supply chains will be set up at 4 sites. These will incorporate expertise from Finland and examin ...
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Northern Environment for Sustainable Tourism - NEST (NEST)

Start date: Sep 30, 2004, End date: Sep 29, 2007,

Protected areas, whether they are national parks, World Heritage Areas or other European or national government designations, create particular challenges. On one hand such natural and cultural resources are spectacular and offer a perfect resource for tourism development, yet on the other hand the resource merits particular protection and careful management from development. For some this protect ...
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Impregnation of timber is one of the biggest sources of heavy metal pollution in Europe. SIBLARCH aims to develop Siberian larch as an environmentally sound alternative to impregnated timber in the Northern Periphery. The three main issues under investigation in the project are: 1. Develop Siberian larch timber in wooden products for outdoor use 2. Develop methods for establishment of Siberian lar ...
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... The Koli National Park in Finland includes a mix of boreal forests habitats , Fennoscandian herb-rich forests, different meadow types, lakes, eskers (ice gravel deposits) and bog woodlands. The Finnish tradition of slash-and-burn agriculture has been in use in Koli for more than 250 years, and the region’s national heritage landscapes have attracted tourists for some 100 years. However, ...
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Bothnian Arc - Arctic Coastal Tourism Region (BothnianArc-ACTion )

Start date: Jun 25, 2002, End date: Sep 24, 2005,

Bothnian Arc is a Swedish-Finnish coastal zone in the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia with a sub-arctic climate. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, it has four distinct seasons and offers exotic tourism destinations in an arctic coast and archipelago milieu. However the tourism profile of the region and tourism competence there have to be strengthened. A trans-national co-operation for the developmen ...
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... much larger number of NGOs and interested individuals. Implementation of the WFD The project is relevant with regard to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in the Finnish national context, and the Habitats directive, albeit to a lesser extent. The seventh task concerned the development of the river basin monitoring systems. The results were as follows: 1) Water pollutio ...
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The MYKOS project will develop, pilot and introduce an outline curriculum for the training and qualification of specialists in the use of wild and cultivated fungus.The project will focus upon the development of innovative training for particular target sectors to include; women & unemployed youth from rural backgrounds and the physically and mentally disabled, with the aim of effectively improvin ...
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The project wants to promote qualifications of women, youth, employees of SMEs related to tourism, environment and possible future managers of Natura 2000 network. The innovative aspect of the program is to develop an integrated system of training, qualification, follow-up, permanent training and labour insertion. Furthermore there will be an official approval of the training itinerary and trainin ...
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Sowing the seeds of forestry cooperation : An integrated forestry machinery operation curriculum has been developed and is available in printed of web-based format in 5 languages. The programme will encourage mobility and also facilitate training exchanges. This project started in 2003 and lasted 36 months.
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