Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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O2 outstanding achievements of 2020 captured in a brochure

2020 was a special year in all aspects, but that did not stop our researchers from being outstanding in their work. In front of you is a brochure that captures the most remarkable achievements of our Department.


The WICO 2020 interlaboratory comparison test passed with flying colours

Great news from the International Atomic Energy Agency: our department achieved excellent results and was among the best participating laboratories at the latest International Water Isotope Inter-Comparison Test (WICO) for the analysis of stable isotope composition of oxygen and hydrogen (δ18O and δ2H) in different environmental water samples with isotope-ratio mass spectrometry. 

Johanna received the best case study presentation award

Johanna Robinson, a young researcher was awarded for the best case study presentation titled “When technology fails: a case study of a premature CS tool” at a Citizen Science with Application to Nuclear, Seismic and Air Quality Monitoring: APPLICATIONS in Air Quality Monitoring Workshop held online 15 - 19 Mar 2021 by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

O2 on Stefan's Days

The Department of Environmental Sciences participated in this year's Open Day of the Jožef Stefan Institute which took place online on 27.3.2021.


Setting the stage for co-created research projects in environmental epidemiology

Narrative review of challenges and opportunities specific to the implementation of co-created Citizen Science projects.

15 new ITN ESR positions opened in the field of urban health

The SURREAL consortium invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for an ESR position within the framework of the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action «SURREAL - Systems approach of URban enviRonmEnts and heALth», which was has been awarded under the Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the European Commission. 

Dear Raghu, get well soon!

We wanted you to know we're thinking of you and hoping you get well very soon. We are sending you our most positive thoughts for a complete recovery.


EMPIR project coordinator given lifetime achievement award for mercury research

This award was established in 2011 to celebrate and recognise individuals who have made extraordinary lifetime achievements in mercury research, mentoring, or contributions to governmental policy and public outreach. At the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) 2019 in Krakow EMPIR Project Coordinator Milena Horvat from the Jožef Stefan Institute was awarded the Life Achievement Award for mercury research. 


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Our activities

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Our publications and media

They are multidisciplinary, from different natural sciences to social sciences, in particular chemical, physical, geological and biological, which define our environment, society and human activities.

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With our research we would like to clarify the relationship between natural processes and human activities, and the influence of these activities on human health and the environment

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