Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth (ADAPT)

Many current global trends profoundly affect Finnish society. The slowdown in economic growth and economic uncertainties, climate change and other environment threats, pandemics and new kinds of health hazards as well as demographic transitions are all examples of changes to which Finnish society will have to learn to adapt. Some of these changes are foreseeable, but we will also need the ability to respond to unlikely and completely unforeseen changes. Resilience is an integral part of the functional capacity of all societies, communities and individuals. It creates opportunities for sustainable growth and effective resource use.

The aim of the SRC programme Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth is to identify best ways of supporting comprehensive resilience through the use of the resources of society, communities and individuals and through new ways of combining these resources. The projects funded under the programme are expected to develop a broad knowledge base and extensive foresight and solutions to support resilience and adaptation and to help individuals, communities and society better understand and prepare for change. Research is also needed to identify obstacles to adaptation, such as institutional path dependencies and social and cultural practices, and to develop solutions to eliminate such obstacles.


Creative Adaptation to Wicked Socio-Environmental Disruptions (WISE)
Janne Hukkinen, University of Helsinki, consortium PI
Paavo Järvensivu, BIOS Research Unit, responsible for interaction activities
Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, Tampere University
Peter Lund, Aalto University
Markku Wilenius, University of Turku

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Sustainable Blue Growth (BlueAdapt)
Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Finnish Environment Institute, consortium PI
Mikael Sokero, Demos Helsinki, responsible for interaction activities
Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki
Otso Ovaskainen, University of Helsinki
Jukka Similä, University of Lapland
Niko Soininen, University of Eastern Finland
Laura Tuomi, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Novel Soil Management Practices – Key for Sustainable Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation (SOMPA)
Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Resources Institute Finland, consortium PI
Kati Berninger, Tyrsky Consulting, responsible for interaction activities
Kati Kulovesi, University of Eastern Finland
Kristiina Regina/Raija Laiho, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Timo Vesala, University of Helsinki
Heikki Lehtonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Aleksi Lehtonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Jyri Seppälä, Finnish Environment Institute

Improving the Information Base and Optimising Service Solutions to Support Social Welfare and Healthcare Reform (IMPRO)
Tiina Laatikainen, University of Eastern Finland, consortium PI
Marko Lähteenmäki, National Institute for Health and Welfare, responsible for interaction activities
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland
Miika Linna, Aalto University
Kristiina Manderbacka, National Institute for Health and Welfare
Jarmo Rusanen, University of Oulu
Markku Tykkyläinen, University of Eastern Finland

Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Sequestration in the Changing Environment (IBC-CARBON)
Martin Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute, consortium PI
Saija Kuusela, Finnish Environment Institute, responsible for interaction activities
Anna-Kaisa Kosenius, University of Helsinki
Timo Kumpula, University of Eastern Finland
Atte Moilanen, University of Helsinki
Annikki Mäkelä, University of Helsinki

Manufacturing 4.0 – Strategies for Technological, Economic, Educational and Social Policy Adoption (MFG 4.0)
Kari Ullakko, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, consortium PI
Anna Huusko, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, responsible for interaction activities
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT 
Heikki Handroos, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT 
Heikki Hiilamo, University of Helsinki
Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku
Jouni Välijärvi, University of Jyväskylä

More information

Programme Director
Research Coordinator, Docent Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki

Science Adviser Tuomas Katajarinne
tel. +358 29 533 5067

Last modified 10 Jun 2020
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