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LifeData 2011–2015

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LifeData develops knowledge based data services and improves the life cycle and accessibility of environmental data


This project identifies, applies and demonstrates new database management methods and user application systems for generating an integrated data management process. The appropriate tools for data management and well organised working methods rationalise the data collection, documentation, storing, (re)use and mining.

LifeData has been put into practice in six actions.


On-line services produced in LifeData: to serve information to game administration, hunters and wider public

Value to delineate catchments

Geoportal Server, the metadata service of SYKE

Radar to describe research data

Datapuu to store research data and enlarge its reuse


Originally LifeData (2011–2015) was a joint project between Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla (coord.), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL). LifeData is funded by EU Life+ instrument. Agrifood Research (MTT) was participating as a project partner with independent funding. In the beginning of 2015 Metla, RKTL and MTT were merged to Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), which is the main responsible organisation of LifeData during the last working year.


Policy brief, (pdf, English)

Teppo Jylänki presents Datapuu-service in a video, English / Finnish. 25.9.2015

LifeData Newsletter 1/2015 (Finnish), 10.6.2015

Presentation of Wildlife Monitoring in Finland (pdf, English), held by Pekka Helle in IBFRA-conference, Rovaniemi, Finland, 28.5.2015

Poster of DATAPUU presented in IBFRA conference, (English) May 2015

Poster of VALUE presented in IBFRA conference, (English) May 2015




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