Carbon Tree is a co-operation between the Institute of Atmospheric Research and Earth System Science, Department of Forest Ecology of University of Helsinki, software company Simosol Oy and artist Terike Haapoja.
The Institute of Atmospheric Research and Earth System Science (INAR), supports interdisciplinary research on atmospheric sciences and climate change. INAR acts as a center for national and international collaborative research and runs, for example, SMEAR stations and related research programs.
The aim of multidisciplinary activities at the Department of Forest Sciences is to promote ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of forests and peatland.
INAR and the Department of Forest Sciences collaborate on exceptionally interdisciplinary research on environmental issues and climate change related to, for example, carbon balance of trees and forests.
The first version of the Carbon Tree was funded by the Finnish Society of Forest Sciences and it was launched in 2009 when the Society celebrated its 100th year anniversary.
The development of the new Carbon Tree pages, as well as the related Interactive Carbon Tree exhibition stand and teaching suitcase were funded by Tieteen tiedotus ry and Ministry of Education and Culture.
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