SYKE 20 vuotta -filminauha

SYKE – building a sustainable society for two decades

Press release 2.3.2015
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) began its operations 20 years ago in March 1995. In the same year, Finland joined the EU. “By virtue of Finland’s EU membership, SYKE was able to take part in EU research programmes. The amount of competitive funding sought-after increased rapidly and European cooperation expanded. Today, almost all research projects are conducted in cooperation with domestic or foreign universities and research facilities,” Lea Kauppi, Director General of SYKE, says. Read more

Aranda’s Baltic Sea monitoring cruise: major Baltic inflow advances in the southern part of the Baltic Sea

Press release 17/2/2015
A special focus of Aranda’s monitoring cruise this year was monitoring the major Baltic inflow that occurred in the Baltic Sea around the turn of the year. So far, the inflow has travelled approximately 200 km in the southern part of the Baltic Sea. “The inflow is not yet affecting the condition of the deepest parts of the main basin or the Gulf of Finland”, leader of the cruise Juha Flinkman explains. Read more

Dr Joe Ravetz is a visual thinker Helsinki - the City of Future?

Webnews 5.2.2015

A synergistic city
cannot be built from scratch,
it has to grow.

Dr Joe Ravetz from the University of Machesterin pictures on his lecture the future of cities; how different networks of economy and social relations start to connect in a synergistic way.

Read about Dr Ravetz's thoughts in this webnews story or enjoy the video recording from his lecture.

Baltic Sea online information has been rearranged

Communications related to the Baltic Sea was renewed at the beginning of 2015. The content of the Baltic Sea Portal that was maintained in cooperation between the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Meteorological Institute has been integrated into the other online content of the parties. The Baltic Sea Portal was closed at the end of 2014. Read more


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The Fascinating Beauty of Bracket Fungi 2014-12-08
"My name is Heikki Kotiranta. I work as a specialist researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, specialising in bracket fungi, i.e. polypores and corticioids in the order of aphyllophorales, which were also the subject of my doctoral thesis in 2004. I gather data about different species of fungi, their distribution and threat status. A comprehensive assessment of threatened species in Finland is carried out every ten years."
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EEA: National adaptation policy processes in European countries

EEA_climate_adaptation_publication_125pxAdapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. SYKE took part in preparing the report. Read more

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Gulf of Finland Year presents historical data -> Envelope 2/2014