Oil recovery exercise Kemi Arctic 2015 to test heavy equipment

Finnish Environment Institute's press release 24 March 2015

The oil recovery exercise “Kemi Arctic 2015” that will be held on 25 March off the coast of Kemi will test mechanical oil recovery and remote sensing equipment in Arctic conditions. The exercise will be hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute and will involve a plane of the Finnish Border Guard, as well as vessels equipped with mechanical brush skimmers that are suited for oil spill response in ice conditions. The exercise will also have observers from the Baltic Sea countries and member countries of the Arctic Council.

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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

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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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