Envibase: Capacity building for environmental observations in Finland

The Envibase project is a significant national investment in boosting the technical infrastructure behind the collection, management, sharing and utilisation of environmental data in Finland. Envibase concentrates on the development of information systems and processes used in the collection and utilisation of multi-source environmental data. The project emphasises the principles of free and open data as well as iterative development according to the feedback from the users of services developed.

The main work in Envibase is conducted on five specific entities:

  1. The enhanced use of GIS- and remote sensing infrastructure for environmental applications
  2. The development of the National Satellite Data Centre (NSDC)
  3. The development of the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF)
  4. The redesigned utilisation of citizen observations in environmental monitoring
  5. Enhanced management and sharing of research datasets.


Envibase results

The results of the project will be manifested through several applications to present the usage of enhanced infrastructure. Ultimately, Envibase aims for the common and enhanced usage of environmental data collected from multiple sources that is managed and shared with up-to-date solutions.


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More information

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Project coordinator
Yrjö Sucksdorff
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
tel.+358 295 251 659, firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi


Project coordinator
Saku Anttila,
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
tel. +358 295 251 069, firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi

Envibase project is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Finance and participation organisations with a total funding of 7.3 Me. The project will be carried out in 2015–2018.


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Published 2016-06-08 at 14:48, updated 2017-12-20 at 12:19