The vision of LTER-Greece is to contribute to the improvement of all citizens’ quality of life via the long-term and large scale research that targets at the conservation, upgrading and sustainable use of ecosystems and their services.
Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) is an essential component of world-wide efforts to better understand ecosystems. Through research and monitoring, LTER seeks to improve our knowledge of the structure and functions of ecosystems and their long-term response to environmental, societal and economic drivers.
The mission of LTER-Greece is to offer the scientific community, the decision makers, and overall the community, reliable scientific information and prognostic understanding of the environmental, ecological and socio-economic processes and procedures; and to compile and update solutions for current and forecasted environmental problems at local, national, European and global level.
The ambition of LTER-Greece is to offer services to the State, the interested Bodies and the society, to address the contemporary environmental challenges: mitigation of climate change impacts, preservation and security of natural resources, protection of biodiversity and confrontation of natural disasters. The observatories are birthplaces to fresh research ideas, cradles to foster and establish young scientists, innovation hubs, spaces for deliberation-consultation and practicing the science of the citizen.