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Joint cross-border environmental monitoring system (KA5016)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Increasing the environmental awareness of the people and organizations on the both sides of the border.

Main activities

• Modernisation of water and air monitoring systems located in pilot areas of Karelia and Finland - Selection and installation of effective and efficient technical solutions and relevant equipment for automated monitoring stations (AMS) in Karelia and Finland; • Creation and testing of the GIS internet-based platform for monitoring data records, maintenance and delivery to people and interested organisations. • Capacity building actions for the staff members of partners and other project stakeholders, including exchange and adaptation of methods and technologies of water quality monitoring used in Russia and Finland - On-job training of specialists of laboratories for improvement of theoretical and practical skills (methods and technologies of research) in the field of environmental data analysis. - Joint seminars and workshops for partners and stakeholders carried out by SYKE and Karelian CHEM devoted to discussion on methods and technologies of data collection, analysis and delivery to various users. • Elaboration of common approaches and joint principles of environmental monitoring (water and air) - Development and adoption of a Strategy and an Action Plan for joint Karelian-Finnish for upcoming 5-6 years including corresponding measures to be implemented in the field of environmental monitoring, data analysis and delivery. - Dissemination of the developed Strategy via Roshydromet structures and Joint Russian-Finnish Commission documentation.


Basic information




2018-10-08 - 2020-09-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

602 554 € / 520 933 €

Lead partner

Autonomous non-profit organisation Energy Efficiency Centre
Lead partner web-site


Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (Joensuu Office)
Karelian Centre for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Arbonaut Ltd