University of Helsinki: CoastClim research centre aims to understand the coastal environment’s role in the climate puzzle with support from Neste


The new multidisciplinary coastal ecosystem and climate research centre CoastClim has started a five-year collaboration with Neste. The aim of the research is to provide a coherent understanding of the interactions between the processes in the coastal environments of the Baltic Sea and the atmosphere, in relation to climate change mitigation.

“All societal actors are needed to find solutions to future sustainability problems. The knowledge generated by basic research can be used as a basis for insightful management, which is why it is important to support it,” says Alf Norkko, Professor of Baltic Sea Research.

The research project has attracted widespread interest from researchers and funders alike, with Neste joining as the latest partner.

“We are extremely pleased that more and more actors are getting involved in creating a framework for new basic research. To implement a research centre of this scale and create new knowledge, we need broad support,” says Alf Norkko.

The collaboration with Neste will enable important basic research over the next five years and will provide ground-breaking new knowledge on the role of coastal habitats in climate change mitigation.

“Combating climate change requires comprehensive research and large-scale cooperation between different actors. We are pleased to be able to support the realisation of our common goals through this collaboration,” says Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Innovation at Neste.

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