Luke - Natural Resources Institute Finland
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, is a research and expert organization, which provides new solutions towards the sustainable development of the Finnish bioeconomy and the promotion of new bio-based businesses, aiming at building a society based on bioeconomy in collaboration with partners. Luke brings together experts in natural resources and sustainable food production. This makes it one of the most multi-disciplinary research institutes in the industry worldwide.
Luke also carries out statutory government work by monitoring natural resources, certifying plant production, inspecting control agents, storing genetic resources, producing data on greenhouse gases, supporting natural resource policies and producing Finland’s official food and natural resource statistics.
In FINMARI, Luke is responsible for marine fish and game stock assessments, Fisheries Data Collection and fisheries databases in Finland. As a part of the ICES community, Luke provides scientific advice on fishing and aquaculture opportunities. Luke studies the environmental impact of aquatic production systems and develops methods to estimate and monitor it, aiming to sustainable utilization of marine resources.
Principal Scientist Ari Leskelä