World Wetlands Day Announcement

Svarmi is proud to announce its involvement in the research project "Carbon balances of a drained and a rewetted peatlands in Iceland (C-ReWet)." This project is aimed at using cutting-edge gas measurement techniques and remote sensing data to advance our understanding of carbon emissions and reductions through wetland restoration.

As part of the project, Svarmi will provide its expertise in advanced earth observation and data fusion with ground sensor data to support the research team in generating detailed nature inventories of the study areas. This will help to deepen our understanding of natural capital value and changes thereof within the areas of influence.

"At Svarmi, we are committed to driving positive change. Our involvement in the C-ReWet project is a testament to this commitment, and we are proud to be working alongside some of the world's leading experts in the field of carbon emissions and wetland restoration" said Tryggvi Stefánsson, Svarmi’s Chief Technology Officer. 

The C-ReWet project is a collaboration between the Agricultural University of Iceland and Svarmi and is supported by the Environmental & Energy Ministry of Iceland and based on an infrastructure grant from RANNIS to buy an Eddy covariance system which has become a standard method to measure fluxes. The project is a critical step in advancing understanding of the role that wetland restoration can play in mitigating the impacts of climate change, reducing carbon emissions, and conserving and improving biodiversity.

The uptake and emissions of the greenhouse gasses (GHGs) CO2 , CH4, and N2O are strongly linked to terrestrial land use. According to Iceland’s National Inventory Report to the UNFCCC, the single largest component of Iceland‘s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the release of GHGs from drained peatland. On the other hand, foreign studies have shown peatland restoration to be a promising measure for reducing emissions of drained areas. Therefore, studies on the GHG- balance of drained and rewetted peatlands are now a very hot topic domestically and internationally.

Within Iceland, the use of peatland- and other wetland restoration as a GHG mitigation measure is hampered by a lack of more country-specific data on GHG balances of such ecosystems. Therefore, there is an urgent need to increase the research on this topic in Iceland and develop and enforce methods that can be scaled elsewhere.


Svarmi is committed to working with businesses and organisations to help them understand and manage the impacts of their activities on nature, and to support them in their efforts to reduce their nature impact and related climate footprint. With its cutting-edge technology and expert team, Svarmi is well-positioned to lead the charge in this critical area of environmental sustainability.