Solutions for sustainable use of wetlands and assessing carbon balance

Project research area
Changing Environment
Project duration
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021

Introduction

In this project, we develop tools and produce information to be used to assess the carbon balance and carbon reservoirs of wetlands and for the sustainable use of wetlands. The information produced in the project can be used for example, in decision-making related to carbon sinks and carbon sequestration and in planning carbon offsetting measures both nationally and internationally. As a result of the project, GTK employees’ competence increases, particularly in relation to remote sensing methods and data and in the assessment of carbon balance and carbon reservoirs. The remote sensing data collected in the project (Northern Finland) will enable making carbon balance and carbon reservoir assessment for the whole of Finland.

The project includes conducting soil surveys in Northern Lapland in the summer of 2021.

The project is part of the basic research financed through GTK’s budget.

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