EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Zoological museum, LTKM Finnish museum of National History at Helsinki University
1a. Your e-mail:
olof.bistrom@helsinki.fi
2. Organisation address:
PB 26 FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland
2a. Country:  
Finland
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country  
Other countries Europe/Global coverage
4. When did your organisation start?
1923
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
11-50
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
No
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
No
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
Volunteers assist in monitoring projects and pay no fee
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats Various terrestrial and aquatic habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Birdringing. Various monitoring programs on vertebrates and invertebrates. Insect-occurrence-mapping. Phenology monitoring sheme.
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
Yes
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
EURING National environmental authorities Scientific societies
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
Monitoring data in part provided to collaborators, above
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
Yes
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
Yes
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://www.fmnh.fi
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
No
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 5 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 5 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 90 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Records of occurrence Dates of observations
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
Expert volunteers often rare
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
Specific interest to branch
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
No
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
Unknown
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
Provides when necessary new information on specific branch
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
In part, records and observations evaluated by the museum
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
Additional comments:
 

 
 Contract number: 006463