The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) is a collaborative partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish funding agencies Formas, Forte, Sida and Vetenskapsrådet.

The mission of the Swedish Research Council (Formas) is to promote and support basic research and need-driven research in the following areas: Environment, Agricultural Sciences, Spatial Planning. The research that is funded should be of the highest scientific quality and relevance to the areas of responsibility of the Council. Formas may also fund development projects to a limited extent.


The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) funds research for people’s health, working life and welfare. Forte is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Forte represents the strength and the power that its funding means for the Swedish research community and in the long run the development of the individual and society at large.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a government agency working to reduce poverty in the world.
The objective of Sida’s research cooperation is to support research capacity building in low income countries as well as Swedish and international research of relevance for poverty reduction. To reach this objective, Sida cooperates with international organisations, research councils, institutes and universities all over the world.

The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) is an authority within the Ministry of Education and Research. Vetenskapsrådet has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Academy takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.