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New method of sea bottom remediation to be studied in Töölö Bay

The sea bottom near cities is often damaged by harmful substances introduced through human activity. The same environments also often suffer from eutrophication. A research project is being carried o...

2017-08-11
Finland’s cormorant population at previous summer’s level

A total of approximately 25,750 cormorant nests were counted in the summer of 2017. It is likely that the cormorant population is about to reach its natural peak in Finland.

2017-08-03
Finns value urban living

According to the latest “Asukasbarometri” (Residents’ barometer) survey, more and more Finns want to live in an urban environment. Urbanisation is also seen in changes in life style such as the increa...

2017-06-20
Coastal spatial planning forms the basis for sustainable business activities

The planning of coastal spatial management enables account to be taken of the effects of land-sea activities on coastal nature and local business activities. The objective of such planning is to exami...

2017-06-13
Significant blue-green algae blooms possible in Finnish marine areas during 2017 summer

The risk for vast blue-green algae blooms in the Gulf of Finland is greater than during previous years. The exceptional nutritional conditions are caused partially by major Baltic inflows from the Nor...

2017-06-01
Flood Centre warnings now available in the renewed Weather application

The renewed Weather application allows you to access five-day weather and flood warnings on your mobile device. The service is part of cooperation between the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) an...

2017-04-10
Finnish research institutes planning centre in Chile to develop quality of environmental measurements

An international project has been launched at the Finnish Environment Institute to plan a national Center for Environmental Reference in Chile together with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and VT...

2017-04-05
HINKU municipalities reduce climate emissions by nearly a third in eight years

Emissions from municipalities in the Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) network declined by an average 29 percent in 2007 - 2015. The greatest decreases in emissions were in the municipality of Ii ...

2017-03-29
Real-time monitoring of oil compounds installed in Tallinn-Stockholm ferry

The EU-funded project GRACE has launched a system for real-time monitoring of oil compounds in open seawater. This kind of technology could have a great potential onboard on many types of vessels that...

2017-03-24
Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland

The state of Finland’s inland and marine waters has generally improved significantly over recent decades, thanks to effective water protection measures. But our waters are still under threat due to fa...

2017-03-21
Number of oil discharges observed at sea have remained nearly unchanged

In 2016, the number of suspected illegal discharges of oil reported to Finnish authorities remained almost unchanged compared to the previous year. Eventually, 48 of the discharges were confirmed to b...

2017-03-15
SYKE helped to develop hydrological services in the Andes

Finnish experts helped countries in the Andes region to develop their water, climate and weather services. Over the course of the multi-year project, progress was made in cooperation between the count...

2017-03-14
Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations

The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in th...

2017-02-09
The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea

With the calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute Finland, consumers can determine the impacts of their consumption habits on nutrient pollution in...

2017-02-03
Five-day weather and flood warnings available in the new service

Flood warnings from the Finnish Environment Institute have been added to the service of Finnish Meteorological Institute as a new warning type. The only flood warnings shown on the warning map are dan...

2017-02-01
Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea a risk for fish and marine mammals

Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea has been measured for the first time. According to an international project led by the Finnish Environment Institute, the level of human-introduced underwater noise ...

2017-01-25
Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently

Maintaining security and the central functions vital to society requires active preparation for extreme weather conditions. Preparation should take into account that climate change may change extreme ...

2016-12-02
Finland to become the world's first country to fly a flag for nature – Finnish Nature Day, 26 August 2017, declared an official flag day

In 2017, Finland will become the first country in the world to honour its natural environment with an official flag day. The Ministry of the Interior has ordered that flags should be flown on Finnish ...

2016-12-02
New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change

In order to illustrate changes in the risks of climate change for the elderly in different parts of Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has developed an interactive vulnerability mapping...

2016-12-01
Smart Buoy will bring real time measurement of oil in Artic area conditions to oil spill response

The new smart navigation ice buoy system will deliver real-time data on oil in water especially in cold climate conditions. It will help environmental and oil response authorities to monitor marine en...

2016-11-15

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