2-year SUPER project focuses on 4 unique UNESCO natural and cultural heritage sites in the Republic of Karelia and Finland:
The project aim is to deal with weak or uncertain environmental resilience of the unique pilot territories with the high recreational load.
The sites are attractive and visited by numerous tourists, which makes their environmental resilience vulnerable to the intensive recreation side effects. Moreover, there are issues of the weak infrastructure and poor knowledge about environmental risks, sustainable development, waste management and traditional landscapes support.
Lead partner/Association "Centre for Problems of the North, Arctic and Cross-border Cooperation" (North-Centre) :
Kizhi State Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography:
Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences:
Federal State Budget-funded Institution National Park "Vodlozersky" (FSBI National Park "Vodlozersky"):
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu:
Metsähallitus, National Parks Finland:
Centre for Economic Development, transport and the Environment for North Karelia: