SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
SLU is the only Swedish university that has the government's mission to conduct continuous environmental analysis. The background to this is the extensive monitoring of natural resources and the environment that has been carried out over a long period of time, the many synergies with research into biological natural resources, and the close link with education, both at basic and advanced level.
The environmental analysis highlights both society's potential to use natural resources sustainably and the environmental impact of this use. Studies and analyses of natural resource use in various actions are natural parts of the activities. In order to produce these data, access is needed to comprehensive environmental data and to scientific expertise with knowledge of current national and international regulations, which analyse the results.
Through cooperation with societal stakeholders, primarily responsible ministries, national and regional authorities but also municipalities and the general public, SLU supports the whole society with a material for the state and development of the environment. In order to promote this collaboration, continuous environmental analysis is organized in programmes related to the national environmental goals and Sweden's international environmental cooperations.
Harald Klein, EMA coordinator program Built Environment