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Baseline study of shoreline before experiments in Greenland, July 2017. © Photo: Ole Geertz-Hansen

Burning of floating and stranded oil have been successfully tested in Greenland

Press release of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Aarhus University, March 6, 2018
Burning of floating and stranded oil was successfully tested last summer in Greenland by Aarhus University, Greenland Oil Spill Response A/S, Lamor Corporation Ab and DESMI A/S. The experiments included two novelties: the coastal in-situ burning and the collection of burnt residues from water. The pilot scale experiments and other results of the GRACE project coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE are presented in the international seminar on 7–8 March. Read more 


Kira Smiley

Kira Smiley: Experiential knowledge paired with trustworthy information necessary for local legitimacy of wind power

Environmental topics such as the impact of windmills on white-tailed eagles in the Finnish Archipelago are often controversial, with conflicting information and perspectives. According to a new case study, experiences and trustworthiness play a significant role in the formation of these viewpoints, writes Kira Smiley.

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Nature conservation administration improved in Central Balkan countries
SYKE has improved the authorities’ information resources and legislative capacity and helped to map habitats and species in the Central Balkan.This work has safeguarded nature, promoted natural science and provided development opportunities for local nature professionals. Read more 

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Policy Brief Curbing black carbon emissions

Curbing black carbon emissions slows warming in the Arctic

Reducing emissions of black carbon can help to mitigate climate change globally, but particularly in arctic regions. Read more

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The state of the environment in Finland 2017

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The state of the environment in Finland 2017 - the fourth info package is looking at the curbing black carbon emissions.