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Advancing assessment of nutrient load impact on coastal water quality

Press release, January 16, 2019
The impact of nutrient load on the quality of coastal waters can now be modelled with improved precision and realism. Developed for the Gulf of Finland, Archipelago Sea and Bothnian Sea, the model offers a new tool for assessing the environmental impact of various human activities. Read more


Eeva Primmer appointed new research director of SYKE

Press release, January 10, 2019
Dr Eeva Primmer, PhD in Agriculture and Forestry, Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Environmental Policy at the University of Helsinki, has been appointed as the new Research Director of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). She will take up her five-year office at the beginning of February. Read more


Jáchym Judl: Tackling sustainability challenges of smartphone industry requires wide cooperation
Smartphones are packed with so much technology that they can literally be the only communication, entertainment and work tool one might need to own. Being incredibly useful, as well as addictive, they have become indispensable to many. In fact, globally there are close to 2.5 billion smartphone users today and in 2017 alone over 1.5 billion smartphones were sold globally. More



Success stories

Citizens collect information on the effects of climate change on winter

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Winter monitoring involves the collection of citizens’ observations of the impacts of climate change on winter. Observations complement the authorities’ monitoring data. A mobile service developed by SYKE, Havaintolähetti, facilitates the collection of information. More

SYKE has moved

SYKE has moved

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute has moved on 19th November 2018 from the Töölö borough of Helsinki to the University of Helsinki’s Viikki campus (Latokartanonkaari 11). SYKE’s new base at Viikki is a truly modern working environment, where care and attention has been paid to environmentally sustainable solutions. More


Policy Brief

A future the planet can accommodate
Respecting the limits of the earth is prerequisite for the well-being of humanity. Read more

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Selection of scientific articles