Alterra is the research institute for our green living environment.
Alterra offers a combination of practical and scientific research in a multitude of disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Flora and fauna, soil, water, the environment, geo-information and remote sensing, landscape and spatial planning, man and society: just a few of the numerous aspects of our green environment that Alterra focuses on.
Alterra is part of the Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR). In research and education it closely co-operates with the department of Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University. With this partner it contributes to a high quality and sustainable green living environment. The exchange of expertise and capacity and the match between fundamental and practical research in various projects gives it a scientific advantage.
Alterra is the largest GBIF network biodiversity data supplier, supplying, amongst others, the National Vegetation Database and several research databases.