Citizen science

Citizen science projects

Talviseuranta is an annual winter monitoring campaign that encourages citizens in outdoor activities and inspires to nature observations in winter. In Talviseuranta citizens are encouraged to provide information on hydrological phenomena and animal events.

All citizen science projects


Citizens as environmental researchers

SYKE develops citizen science to form informed and widely supported solutions for pressing environmental problems.

Ordinary citizens, residents, pupils, amateur teams or NGOs are active agents creating new knowledge about environment in various fields. Citizen’s voluntary contribution to research may include data collecting or processing, analyzing and interpreting existing data. Citizen science plays a role in monitoring the impact of environmental policies and it raises debate about policy options.

International co-operation

SYKE is a member of   European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and contributes to the work of the Interest Group on Citizen Science of the European Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies.

More information

  • senior research scientis Taru Peltola,
    Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
Published 2019-11-27 at 12:59, updated 2021-03-29 at 13:31
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