Spruce forest in Qvallsta. Photo: Mats Hannerz

CAR

SNS supports Virtual Centres of Advanced Research (CAR). A CAR is a network with a specified core of scientific subject, where research is carried out in a decentralised manner. The aim of CAR is to achieve synergies and avoid duplication in R&D work. The aim is also to use of the collective Nordic R&D resources efficiently, thereby increasing the return on R&D investments. A CAR integrates existing networks in the Nordic and Baltic area and works for Nordic synergy in its activities. SNS supports CARs with 5 year grants with a maximum of 10% of the total CAR-budget.

Reporting forms for CARs can be downloaded here:

List of past and present CARs

2016-2020

  • CAR-ES (Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services from Nordic forest ecosystems)
  • NB-NORD (Nordic-Baltic Network on forest Operation Research & Development) it the former OSCAR2
  • NOFOBE (The Nordic Forest-based sector in the Bio Economy)
  • CARISMA (Centre of Advanced Research for the innovative use of 3D remote sensing in mapping of forestand landscape attributes based on national forest inventories)
  • HealGenCAR (Centre of Advanced Research in Forest Health and Forest Genetics to Enhance Bioeconomy)

2011-2015

  • CARe-FOR-US-II (Nordic-Baltic Centre of Advanced Research on Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies II)
  • CAR-ES (Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services from Nordic forest ecosystems)
  • OSCAR2 (Operating Systems for Centre of Advanced Research)
  • AdapCAR (Centre for Advanced Research in forest genetics, breeding and regeneration for adapting and mitigating climate change)

2006-2010

  • PATHCAR (The virtual Centre of Advanced Research in forest pathology)

2005-2010

  • CARe-For-Us (Nordic-Baltic Centre of Advanced Research on Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies)
  • CAR-ES (Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services)
  • GENECAR (Centre for advanced research in forest genetics and tree breeding)
  • OSCAR (Operation systems – centre of advanced research)