Biomass atlas makes Finnish biomass
maps freely available to everyone
Biomass Atlas is an open service that collects location data about biomass under a single user interface. Developed by the Natural Resources Institute Finland together with the Finnish Environment Institute, Tapio, the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Vaasa, and with funding from the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the service enables users to calculate the amount of biomass in a given geographical area, as well as examining the opportunities to utilise the biomass and restrictions on its use.
The map user interface is easy to use and allows user to watch, analyse and report on biomass from forestry, agriculture, and biodegradable waste from communities and industry. There are approximately 300 map layers of different biomass types or land use categories in the map user interface. It is not necessary to register and log in, but if you do so, you will enable some extra features like saving your biomass search and analysis.
The goals of making the biomass data available include supporting investment decisions and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as helping decision-makers to create sustainable energy policies. Biomass Atlas is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
An international version of the Biomass Atlas will be developed in cooperation with Baltic Forbio project, which started in autumn 2017 and will export the Biomass Atlas concept for forest energy biomass to Sweden and the Baltic States.
Biomassa-atlas video (in Finnish, English subtitles available in Jan 2020)