25 April 2015
23 April 2015
Sclog is a SCience blOG.
Major features are:
Stories can include polls as a tool for research
Low graphics content makes it accessible to people with low bandwidth, eg in developing countries.
22 April 2015
The research sector is changing rapidly. It’s getting harder to get good enough response rates for surveys, which is a problem for consumer research. At the same time, alternative data collection methods are being developed, and new analysis tools have become available. All this means that it’s important to update research skills, and to learn about on-going developments in data analysis. Online course has been very useful, and has given me new research skills.
08 April 2015
Looking at the global perspective, the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 from agriculture in Finland was emitted in 13 seconds in China. Therefore, the target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in Finland looks trivial and insignificant compared to the major polluters of the world, especially if the costs are high.
25 March 2015
Finland has a strong bio-capacity; 76 per cent of land is covered by forest. However, Finnish economy is strongly dependent on foreign natural resources – about 50 per cent of domestic production is based on imported materials. In contradiction, a big part of Finland’s domestic production is consumed abroad – about 50 per cent of domestic production is exported. Scattered through these facts, we can see that the birth of Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is well justified for the new era of national economy. Luke should become the core research center and the innovation zone for the bioeconomy, i.e. the Finnish natural resources-based economy.
18 March 2015
Forget the healthy low fat cold cut chicken breast packages that fill the shelves in every grocery shop. Give us new, exotic culinary experiences. Give us a healthy, local, organic loaf of bread that tastes good. We will be happy and healthy and willing to promote a food industry that sees the trouble of serving us well.
12 March 2015
Writing scientific articles is not always an easy task; we have seen evidence of this in numerous articles, courses and webinars which are held to support scientists in this essential dissemination task.
04 March 2015
Previously trends in the official statistics, and specifically the national accounts, have reflected the boom of innovation and research activities, and the rise of the consultation and service sectors. In the awake of the growth of bioeconomy, changes have come also to our statistical field. We are now forced to review the statistics of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries in the context of bioeconomy that reflect the dynamics of the yellow, green and blue growth.
12 February 2015
There is a demand for wood utilisation technologies in Russia, mainly from private investors. In spite of the relatively high costs of the Finnish equipment and know-how on biomass utilisation due to weak rouble, the efficiency and reliability of Finnish solutions are valued by the potential investors. From my point of view, the necessity to reduce energy costs will be the driving force in the development of the bioeconomy in Russia. But there are still open questions on what kind of cooperation Finland can offer in the long-term and short-term perspectives.
23 December 2014
Two life science graduates from Oxford University tracking stories from Down Under to Up North.
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