Boosting the infrastructure of environmental data 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.

The participating organisations, namely the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS) and Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), concentrate the development on five specific entities: The enhanced use of GIS- and remote sensing infrastructure for environmental applications The development of the National Satellite Data Centre (NSDC) The development of the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) The redesigned utilisation of citizen observations in environmental monitoring Enhanced management and sharing of research datasets.

ENVIBASE 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 2015-2017.

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.