Carbon Tree is a co-operation between the University of Helsinki Institute for Atmospheric Research and Earth System Science (INAR) Physics and Forest Sciences, software company Simosol Oy and artist Terike Haapoja.
The Carbon Tree project was initiated at the Department of Forest Sciences with an aim to promote ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of forests and peatland. INAR maintains the Carbon Tree project and supports exceptionally interdisciplinary research on atmospheric sciences and climate change. INAR research activities combine forest sciences, meteorology, physics and other sciences. INAR acts as a center for national and international collaborative research and runs, for example, SMEAR stations and related research programs as well as cross sectoral collaborations 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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