ALFAwetlands blog

  • Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 1

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    Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 1

    ALFAwetlands Work Package 1 is led by the Michael Succow Foundation (MSF). The MSF is in charge of performing extensive data collection, mapping, and Earth Observations-based modelling of the current status of the European wetlands, taking into account different types of natural and wetlands and such under artificial used. Performance of these tasks together with…

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  • A field excursion to two different bogs – a glimpse of ALFAwetlands research in Finland

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    A field excursion to two different bogs – a glimpse of ALFAwetlands research in Finland

    ALFAwetlands organised a field excurison to the project’s Living Lab site in early September as part of the IBRFA 2023 conference. The excursion was to Southern Finland, home to Finland’s oldest and deepest bogs.

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  • Peatland Atlas 2023

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    Peatland Atlas 2023

    Facts and figures on wet climate guardians ALFAwetlands partner, Michael Succow Foundation, is glad to share with us  the recently published Peatland Atlas. The Peatland Atlas was published in September 2023 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the Michael Succow Stiftung, partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre, and BUND (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland/Friends of the Earth Germany), with support of the Global…

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  • Michael Succow Foundation

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    Michael Succow Foundation

    One of the ALFAwetlands partners from Germany is the Michael Succow Foundation. In 1999 Michael Succow founded this foundation with the prize money of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, awarded to him in 1997. It is one of the first non-profit nature conservation foundations in the new German states.…

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  • Co-creation experience of the Rampillon Living Lab site

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    Co-creation experience of the Rampillon Living Lab site

    Tackling non-point source pollution in intensive agricultural area, near Paris, faces several barriers. In order to stimulate communication between stakeholders, ALFAwetlands partner: INRAE in cooperation with AQUI’Brie: association to protect ground water resources developed tools and serious game to support participatory approaches. Objectives The objectives were to test tools that would facilitate dialogue on diffuse…

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  • Living lab site – Öland, Sweden

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    Living lab site – Öland, Sweden

    The Swedish Living Lab within the ALFAwetlands project is the island of Öland, situated in the Baltic Sea just off the southeast coast of Sweden. Introduction Covering a surface area of 1,342 square kilometres and home to approximately 26,600 inhabitants, Öland is connected to the Swedish mainland by the Öland Bridge, constructed in 1972. The…

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  • Meet Stockholm Resilience Centre, ALFAwetlands’ Swedish partner

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    Meet Stockholm Resilience Centre, ALFAwetlands’ Swedish partner

    ALFAwetlands consists of a team of experts from 14 different organisations and 1 affiliated entity spanning 10 EU countries. One of them is Stockholm University’s international hub for sustainability science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. About Stockholm Resilience Centre Founded in 2007 as a joint initiative between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at…

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  • Öland Island

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    Öland Island

    One of the ALFAwetlands Living Labs is located in Sweden on the Öland island. Öland Island is a captivating island located on the South-Eastern coast of Sweden. Known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Öland attracts visitors from around the world. Spanning approximately 137 kilometres in length, it is the second-largest island in Sweden.…

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  • Citizen science helps monitor wetlands

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    Citizen science helps monitor wetlands

    Citizen science can play an important role in supporting the research and monitoring of wetlands in Europe. Wetlands are vital ecosystems, but their conservation and management requires extensive data collection across diverse locations. Citizen science can provide a significant help in this process.  Please also read: Living Laboratories  What is citizen science Citizen science refers…

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