The Gulf of Finland is slowly recovering

Cycle of Phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland
Cycle of Phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland © SYKE / Kaskas Media, Teemu Hotti

Press release, December 1,  2015
Algae levels and phosphorus load from land have decreased in the Gulf of Finland during the last ten years. However, the nutrients from Baltic Proper and the anoxic water near the bottom slow down the recovery of the Gulf of Finland from the long-term load. This is revealed in the extensive research and monitoring carried out by Finland, Estonia and Russia within the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 project. More

Article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management - the most downloaded in the Ecological Indicators journal

© Esa Nikunen

News on September 23, 2015


The article from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the University of Helsinki discusses the alternative aspects of biodiversity valuation by dividing the aspects into three different perspectives of biodiversity while integrating them into a single ecosystem-based management (EBM) framework. Read more

Views on environmental policy

Paris and beyond: Essential recommendations for climate negotiations

The policy brief focuses on the options to enhance climate change mitigation in the UNFCCC framework in the post 2020 era. Policy Brief: Read more

Towards better environmental regulation

Streamlining and removing outdated and unnecessary regulation is important. However, improving regulation is more than mere deregulation; it should serve ambitious targets, emphasize researchers from SYKE. Policy Brief: Read more

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Outi Setälä/SYKE
Marine researcher of all trades 2015-10-22
"My name is Outi Setälä and I work as a marine researcher at SYKE. I'm interested in how harmful planktonic algae and algal toxins in the food web affect the marine ecosystem. I also research littering of the Baltic Sea and effects of micro plastics on marine biotic communities."
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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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