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Projects

By using the search tool on the right-hand column, you will find the ongoing projects and projects completed in 2012 - 2017, as well as other central projects that have been completed earlier.

The search results are listed according to the order of which website has been published last, with the newest website listed at the top.

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Towards a generic, mechanistic plankton food web model for the northern Baltic Sea (DHYBRIS)

The objective is to construct parsimonious, mechanistic food web models for the Baltic plankton ecosystem on existing experimental data. We will identify the essential food web components and flows, a...

Functionality of iron minerals in the environmental processes (FIMIN)

Acknowledging the functionality of iron, the European Science Foundation initiated a Research Networking Programme FIMIN to expand iron research further and to network the research among European coun...

Towards methodical epochè in ecosystem service assessment - valuation and management in environmentally conscious decision making

The project brings together researchers with backgrounds from natural and social sciences and from five SYKE’s research centers. The project facilitates interdisciplinary conceptual and methodological...

Sea ice biogeochemistry and microbial ecology in ice

In the sea ice project we will find out how predicted changes in climate will affect winter time foodweb structure, species and processes in the ecosystem, within the ice matrix and in open water. Imp...

PROductivity TOOLs: Automated Tools to Measure Primary Productivity in European Seas (PROTOOL)

In this three-year FP7 project we develop and adapt technology to measure primary production of phytoplankton with automated optical techniques, which can be placed on ships-of-opportunity (SOOP, ferr...

Integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery of water bodies (WISER)

WISER supported the EU Water Framework Directive by developing tools for the integrated assessment of the ecological status of European surface waters, with focus on biological indicators and assessme...

Distribution, ecology and impacts of alien species in the Baltic Sea

Alien invasive species originate from other ecosystems, and are intentionally or unintentionally transferred to new environments by human actions. They have been identified as one of the major threats...

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our future Environment BESAFE

BESAFE will examine the interactions of environmental protection policies between governance scales. This will lead to an assessment of the transferability of arguments across scales. The Project will...

Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels ands spatial, temporal and Ecological Scales (SCALES)

Biodiversity and its effective management are inextricably related to scale. Effective conservation measures must thus explicitly consider a) scales at which effects occur and b) any interactions amon...

The relationships of biotopes, habitat structure and habitat quality to the provision of ecosystem services (ES-LUPPI)

The aims of this research project are two-folded: First (tasks 1-3), we aim to study the role of biodiversity and biotopes for ecosystem services (ES). Secondly (tasks 4-6), we will evaluate how ES ar...

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal (RWSSP-WN)

The purpose is to fulfill the basic needs and ensure rights of access of the poorest and excluded households to safe domestic water, good health and hygiene through decentralized governance system.

Policy learning: linking development policy and climate change in Finland's relations with developing countries

The objective is to provide an analysis that supports the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in its efforts to integrate poverty reduction and climate policy objectives in the implementation of F...

Basel Convention Regional Centre Support Programme

The project addresses the poor management of hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste by building the capacity of the Africa Institute that acts as a Regional Centre for the Basel Convention.

Development and Implementation of Climate Change Adaption Measures in Coastal Areas in Vietnam (VIETADAPT)

The VIETADAPT project has the overall objective to “Contribute to the establishment of the Vietnamese Climate Change Adaptation Strategy by developing local level planning procedures and adaptation me...

Land-based heavy metal load to the Baltic Sea (HELCOM data base PLC)

The PLC project tries to quantify the loads of nutrients and heavy metals from different sources and moreover to evaluate the changes in loads between the years and the impact of different waterborne ...

Biological effects of hazardous substances on marine organisms

Biological effects of hazardous substances occurring in the marine environment on invertebrate and fish species are studied by applying the so-called biomarkers, which reflect deleterious alterations ...


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