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A wave buoy is lifted on board of the Aranda for maintenance. Photo Ilkka Lastumäki
A wave buoy is lifted on board of the Aranda for maintenance. © Ilkka Lastumäki

Aranda’s monitoring cruise reveals: Last summer’s algal bloom in the Baltic Sea was the result of a surge of nutrient-rich water from the Baltic Proper

Press release, September 28, 2018
Research vessel Aranda’s first monitoring cruise after its renovation was a success despite challenging weather conditions and a tight schedule. The results show that salty and oxygen-depleted water reaching as far as the Eastern Gulf of Finland could spell difficult cyanobacterial bloom conditions next year as well. More




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Nature-based solutions introduced by local autrorities in Europe


SYKE and its research partners have built a toolkit for evaluating and utilising nature-based solutions.The tools have already been used in urban planning and assessing the health benefits of nature in several cities.


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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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