Thinking outside the box
We think it is fantastic to develop our own ideas into projects and also to find new aspects for the commissions we receive. Variation, commitment and unconventional thinking make it stimulating to work at Melica, a member-owned consultancy firm that started in 1987 with its roots in the environmental movement. If you want to run your project without starting out on your own, the cooperative-framework of Melica is an excellent business alternative – here you will find both office facilities and work colleagues.
We call ourselves green consultants because sustainability permeates all of our activities. Working with and sharing this perspective is more than an idea – it's our mission.
Melica, an environmentally certified company!
What's in a name? The word Melica is Latin for a beautiful type of wild grass – a plant that grows in beech forests in Sweden.
A green cooperative
Twelve green consultants who operate within a broad interdisciplary field including nature, environmental science, tourism, rural development, urban and built environments, society and culture. As experts we can investigate, give advice and be active participants in implementation. Our assignments often result in some form of communication output.
Breadth of expertise, interdisciplinary science and a good portion of curiosity make us a strong green partner for your project.
Our focus areas
Determining acidification status and whether fish stock or salamanders have been influenced by a new road route. Investigating the effect of a wind power station on groundwater and streams, and whether there are sensitive birds of prey in the area.Two examples where Melicas experts invenstigate, report the facts and draw conclusions.
A lively and diverse city, the Million Programme's necessary restoration, possibilities for Personal Rapid Transit or limiting methane emission from landfill. Melica have the knowledge and experience to come up with detailed proposals and become strong participants in the debate.
Design, text and image
We work with various forms of communication in all our areas of expertise. From analysis to implementation, we popularize and explain complex concepts and know the importance of user-centric and educational production. Imagination and thoughtful graphic design, illustration, photography and text are combined to ensure that the message is clear. Creativity and competence are the basis of this, whether it's a website, a video or printed information.
Strategies for the development and marketing of a living countryside. The experience and strength of the village community, a local theatre or even the big fish - Melica is present and knows where the resources are.
We have long-standing expertise in Melica and together with the customer we investigate, plan and produce the solution that best suits the customer's situation. In addition, we conduct world-leading research and product development of crystallization and mineral adsorption of nutrients from toilet effluent, liquid manure and sewage slurry in cooperation with innovation companies. Our attitude is that nutrients from waste should, to the greatest extent possible, be returned to agriculture or made useful in another way. We would also like to see that purification does not cause health or environmental impacts and also meets emission requirements. Which cleaning technology we recommend is based on the site's potential and limitations, not on the suppliers of equipment.
Advice and training
Meeting participants on-site and using the right method to deepen your democratic process. Environmental education that increases your company's skills and enhances employee engagement. Contributing technical knowledge for an ecological construction project.
A complete course, occasional lectures or advice throughout the entire project process – the possibilities are many, contact us!
Specific services we can offer.
If you can't find what you are looking for on this extensive list - contact us! A combination of several of our different services or consultants could be just what you need.
• Aquatic biological inventory
• Book production and design
• Brochures and guides
• Building consultancy
• Building heritage inventory
• Citizen dialogue
• City and nature guiding
• City walking tours
• Community development
• Cultural environment consultancy
• Cultural environment inventory
• Design, text and image
• Environmental certification (Miljödiplomering)
• Environmental evaluations and assessments
• Environmental Impact Assessments
• Environmental investigations
• Environmental Managament Systems
• Environmental monitoring
• Environmental training - non-current
• EU project applications
• Film and video
• Fish surveys (electro- and netfishing)
• Fishing tourism
• Focus groups in community planning
• Historical building preservation
• Hydrological invenstigations
• Layout design
• Nature restoration
• Nature values assessment
• Nutrient cycling
• Nutrient investigations
• Project management
• Project planning
• Research and innovation
• Rural development
• Surface water investigation
• Sustainable and ecotourism
• Training courses and guidance
• Urban studies
• Water and sewage plans
• Water chemistry and microbiological sampling (training course)
• Web pages
• Wetland design
We are twelve green consultants
One of the founding members of Melica in 1987.Calle is a conservation biologist, author and investigator who believes in our capacity to combine the building of a good life for people with the protection of a rich and diverse nature. Works gladly in the early stages of community development projects to achieve the best effect. Has long-term experience with nature conservation and management plans, nature inventories and problem solving.
One of the founding members of Melica in 1987. Stefan i an environmental scientist working with hydrology, local authority water planning, surface water purification and environmental impact assessment. He is an editor and author and has designed the layout of several educational books. He is also responsible for Melica's website and among other things, information technology.
Rasmus is an environmental scientist who works as a project manager with everything from green building processes to rural and urban development projects and also as an advisor regarding energy questions, material choice and building processes. Strategic environmental work, rural development and sustainable tourism are additional focus areas. Experience includes landfill and over-fertilisation projects.
Zsofia Ganrot has a PhD in applied environmental science with specialisation in sustainable domestic wastewater management. She is working with ecological sanitation and nutrient recovery from wastewater and animal manure for reuse in agriculture. She is expert in struvite precipitation, nutrient adsorption to minerals and partial freezing. She has a 15 year long experience in teaching and supervising at university level.
Johann is a social scientist who has specialised in urban sociology and segregation research at the University of Würzburg. His experience in market research, public consultation and qualitative analysis methods make him a valuable project partner who can work through the entire project process including project development and marketing. As a native german speaker he can also play a role in intercultural communication between the german and swedish markets.
Designer, illustrator and writer.
His activities include photography, filmmaking, exhibition design and the production of printed materials as well as marketing and information campaigns for authorities, NGOs and companies. People and the environment, global and cultural issues, are frequently reoccurring themes. His international experience includes a three-year assignment as an information officer in connection with a rural development project in Peru.
One of the founding members of Melica in 1987. Einar is an architect, author and city guide whose work focuses on community engagement, urban regeneration processes and environmental education in the form of tours, maps, books, focus groups and inspiration days etc.
Christer is a landscape architect with a passion for permaculture and urban gardening. His experience includes the design and installation of edible, beautiful and functional gardens: residential gardens, green roofs/walls and green city spaces that consider both nature and ourselves. He works with sustainability and project planning including technical drawing of plans using CAD.
Anders is a biologist specialising in fish resources. His work involves hydrological investigations, biotope surveys and GIS-mapping.
Kristina is a building heritage conservationist with experience of both local authority planning and hands-on building conservation. She is well versed in the legislation relevant to the protection of valuable buildings.
Sassi is an environmental scientist working with physical, environmental and water resource planning, sustainable and rural development, eco-tourism, local and regional development processes, project management, developing international contacts and EU issues. For example he is project and marketing manager and contact person for the trans-national Leader Plus project "Marknadsplats 7-Härad" in western Sweden. He is also an interpreter, guide and translator for our German speaking clients.
Post and visiting address:
FISKHAMNSGATAN 10, level 5
SE 414 58 Göteborg
Tel. +46 (0)31 85 71 00
Fax. +46 (0)31 14 22 75
Tramstop Chapmans Torg
Plusgiro 180 55 56-6
Calle Bergil +46 (0)31 85 71 04, mob +46(0)727 07 31 07
Stefan Bydén +46 (0)31 85 71 02, mob. +46 (0)706 72 20 80
Rasmus Ekberg mob. +46 (0)704 97 78 72
Zsófia Ganrot +46 (0)31 85 71 06, mob. +46 (0)708 63 92 53
Johann Gorris 46 (0)31 85 71 00, mob. 076-428 09 96
Thomaz Grahl +46 (0)31 85 71 03, mob. +46 (0)730 42 70 78
Einar Hansson +46 (0)31 85 71 01, mob. +46 (0)706 47 85 02
Christer Lundenius mob. +46 (0)709 62 05 71
Anders Martinsson mob. +46 (0)701 20 21 62
Kristina Wallman mob. +46 (0)730 67 00 97
Sassi Wemmer mob. +46 (0)702 16 72 18