Research Vessel Aranda switching over to biofuel – heating already carried out using bio-oil made from recycled raw materials

Finnish Environment Institute's and VG-Shipping Ltd's press release

The marine research vessel Aranda's carbon load will be significantly reduced when she starts being fuelled with domestic bio-oil made from food industry by-products, such as used vegetable oils and fish guts. Early this year, the vessel already switched over to bio-oil for heating.

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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

Tutkija kirjaa havaintoja Enhancing microbial activity contributes to the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with pesticides

Press release 10.2.2015

The addition of carbon, which is required as a nutrient by the microorganisms in soil and groundwater, was found to be the most promising remediation method in the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with the pesticide atrazine. This conclusion is reached in Aura Nousiainen’s doctoral dissertation. Read more


Aura Nousiainen
Bioremediation can take you all the way to India 2015-04-17
"My name is Aura Nousiainen and I work as a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. My doctoral thesis, which examines the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater using biological methods, was approved at the University of Helsinki in February."
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Towards A Sustainable and Genuinely Green Economy. The value and social significance of ecosystem services in Finland (TEEB for Finland)

Publication SY 1 en 2015 cover.jpgThis report presents the results from the research project National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland). This pioneering project aimed to initiate a systematic national process for the integration of ecosystem services and related biodiversity (i.e. natural capital) into all levels of decision-making. Read more

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