The Finnish Environment Institute (also known as SYKE) is both a research institute and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE's research focuses on changes in the environment and seeks ways to control these changes. SYKE assesses environmental problems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, by integrating socio-economic considerations into scientific research. SYKE also serves as the national centre for environmental data in Finland. The data stored in SYKE's information systems is widely used for environmental monitoring, environmental modeling, forecasting and impact analysis.