Projects

Ongoing projects:

Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (oGIIR)

Funded by the Academy of Finland, 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

The objective of the oGIIR project is to establish a user oriented and open-access infrastructure to support the entire Finnish scientific research community with spatial data and analysis services.

For more information, please visit: www.ogiir.fi

 

Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Sequestration in the Changing Environment (IBC-CARBON)

Funded by The Strategic Research Council (SRC), 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023  

Working package: Improved Earth Observation techniques (WP leader Timo Kumpula)

For more information, please contact: Timo Kumpula

 

Ecosystem shift potential of northern mires in response to hydrological change (SHIFTMIRE)

Funded by the Academy of Finland

For more information, please contact:  Timo Kumpula

 

Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for different research purposes

Our research group's lab has several fixed-wing and multi-rotor platforms that are involved in number of active research interests including Earth observation techniques, 3D modeling of environment, forest inventory, ecosystem properties assessment and many other.

For more information, please contact: Anton Kuzmin

 

Improving the Information Base and Optimising Service Solutions to Support Social Welfare and Health Care Reform (IMPRO)

Funded by The Strategic Research Council (SRC), 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023  

Working package: Efficient allocation of health and social care service deliver, WP4

For more information, please contact: Markku Tykkyläinen, Deputy PI of IMPRO

 

Accessibility, Hydrogeography and Island Policy

Funded by KAKS - the Foundation of Municipal Development 2018-

The project aims at developing the general indicators of accessibility and remoteness for policy purposes. It measures disadvantages caused by geographic and topographic features. The study area is Finland, but the results are intended to be applicable elsewhere. The researcher of the project is Simo Rautiainen in Karelian Institute.

For more information, please contact: Markku Tykkyläinen

 

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources: Wood Use to Mitigate Climate Change and  to Foster Bioeconomy

Funded by EU-Castle, European Forest Institute and University of Eastern Finland. 2013-2018

The project focuses on investigating sustainability impacts of increased wood use on climate change mitigation in selected European countries, and it assesses how different carbon accounting methods affect estimates of the carbon pool in harvested wood products. Finally, the project concludes what policy-making should be considered to enhance wood use as a measure to mitigate climate change and foster bioeconomy development. The researcher of the project is Gediminas Jasinevicius hosted by European Research Institute.

For more information, please contact: Markku Tykkyläinen

 

Transformation of a resource periphery: industry life cycles, policies and employment

Funded by Kyösti Haataja Foundation. 2018–2019

The project theorizes the cyclic socio-economic evolution of a resource-periphery. It does so by exploring the economic and political turning points and the processes of adaptation along the path. The case study uses Lieksa as an example, but the results are intended to be applicable in the context of resource peripheries and explaining uneven economic geographical development in resource dependent areas. The researcher of the project is Maija Halonen in Karelian Institute.

For more information, please contact: Markku Tykkyläinen