Living Labs

Living labs have a key role in ALFAwetlands project.

Living labs form a system that supports and integrates ecological and environmental research with economic and social science research and mapping and modelling to improve European wetland restoration practices while taking into account climate and biodiversity and ecosystem services benefits.


ALFAwetlands applies the concept of Living Labs to demonstrate the impact of restoration approaches on greenhouse gas emissions as well as biodiversity and
ecosystem services, engage stakeholders in co-creation of knowledge to support identification of successful and acceptable wetland restoration approaches, and assess the social and economic impacts of restoration.

Spatial analyses, modelling and scenario analysis are used throughout the project to provide spatially explicit results and enable upscaling of local and regional findings in living labs on a national and EU level.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services provide a consistent and shared framework for linking ecosystems and human well-being. They also show how wetland restoration influences ecosystems and society in terms of climate change mitigation and other biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • The Living Labs serve as a platform for collaboration between different actors to produce new solutions that can be used or applied in other environments
  • Each country has only one Living Lab, and it may contain several sites
  • A wide range of wetlands and their land uses are covered in Living labs: drained peatlands, agripeat, peat extraction, flood plains, coastal wetlands)

Many sites in the living labs

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All Living labs

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Types of wetlands

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TypeSite location & country
1: Drained peatland forest​A: Lettosuo, Asmonkorpi, Rottasniitunsuo, Kivalo, FI
B: Kuresoo, EE​
C: Agali, EE​
2: Drained peatland – non productive peatland​D: Siikajoki, FI
E: Zuidleie, BE​
F: Pyrenees, ES​
G: Pyrenees, FR​
3: Peatland extractionH: Pikkusaarisuo, FI
I: Kaigu11, Kalna12, LV​
J: Kaigu14, LV​
K: Laiuse, EE​
L: Ess-soo, EE​

4: Agripeat – Agriculture on peatland​
M: River Peene Valley, DE​
N: LVC 301,302,303 111,LV​
5: Floodplain​O: Zwarte Beek, BE​
P: Dijle Valley, BE​
Q: Rouredo de Tordera, ES​
R: Toulouse, FR​
S: Neusiedler, AT & HU​
6: Constructed wetland​T: Rampillon, FR​
U: Vända, EE​
7: Coastal wetland​W: Tarragona, ES​
8: Water management X: Öland, SE​
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