Alterra is the research institute for our green living environment. We offer 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 concern (Wageningen UR). In research and education we closely co-operate with the school of Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University. With this partner we contribute 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 give us a scientific advantage.


Alterra's research is divided over five centres: Ecosystems, Geo-Information, Landscape, Soil Science and Water and Climate. In this centres over four hundred researchers are employed. The centres are supported in their work by staff department in marketing, communications, human resource management, financial en facility services.


Alterra is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre and closely co-operates with the department of Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University.




Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-317-477863
Website: www.alterra.wur.nl

(Contact person used to be Mr Herbert Diemont, but he is no longer working at Alterra)






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Enjoyment and learning

Involving local people

Financing the landscape

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