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Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations ...

2018-09-21
The winners of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ challenge prize address different stages of marine littering

The goal of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ marine litter challenge prize was to find solutions to decrease the amount of litter ending up in the Baltic Sea. The winning trio – Paptic Ltd, VTT’s PlastBug team, ...

2018-09-14
Renovated marine research vessel Aranda embarks immediately on a research cruise

The renovated marine research vessel Aranda was delivered to the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE today. The overhaul was carried out by Rauma Marine Constructions Oy at its shipyard in the city of ...

2018-09-07
Algal bloom monitoring August 23, 2018: No wide cyanobacterial blooms in the Finnish sea areas, blooms have decreased also in lakes

The amount of cyanobacterial surface blooms has further decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes. In the Gulf of Finland, weak surface accumulations of cyanobacteria still occur. Harmless filament...

2018-08-23
Algal bloom monitoring August 16, 2018: Typical cyanobacterial situation in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

Cyanobacteria are mixed into the water in the southern and south-western sea areas, and wide cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed anymore in the Finnish sea areas. In lakes, cyanobacteria are ...

2018-08-16
Algal bloom monitoring August 9, 2018: Cyanobacteria have been mixed into the water in the Finnish sea areas, cyanobacterial blooms have decreased also in lakes

Cyanobacteria are still quite abundant in the Gulf of Finland, in the Archipelago Sea and in the Bothnian Sea, but cyanobacteria are now mixed into the water and wide surface blooms have not been obse...

2018-08-09
Algal bloom monitoring August 2, 2018: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in the Finnish sea areas, there are still more cyanobacterial blooms than usually in lakes

Since last week, cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in the Finnish sea areas. Still, there is a lot of cyanobacteria mixed in the water in the Gulf of Finland, and surface blooms occur in the southe...

2018-08-02
Blue-green algae in water are a risk for people and animals

Exceptionally abundant blooms of blue-green algae, i.e. cyanobacteria, increase the risk of adverse health effects. Water containing blue-green algae must always be considered a potential health risk....

2018-07-30
Algal bloom monitoring July 26, 2018: Extensive blooming of cyanobacteria has continued in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

Extensive blooming of cyanobacteria has continued in the southern and southwestern Finnish sea areas and lakes. Wide surface blooms are situated in the southern sea areas of Åland and the Archipelago ...

2018-07-26
Algal bloom monitoring July 19, 2018: Exceptionally wide Cyanobacterial blooms in the Gulf of Finland and in the Southern and East-Southern areas of the Archipelago Sea, blooms continue also in lakes

Cyanobacterial blooms have been exceptionally wide in the Gulf of Finland and in the Southern and East-Southern areas of the Archipelago Sea. Amount of cyanobacteria has increased also in the Western ...

2018-07-19
Nutrient load into the Baltic Sea continues to be too high, and global warming also increases the risk of blue-green algae blooms

In recent days, the Gulf of Finland and parts of the Archipelago Sea have seen exceptionally broad blooming of blue-green algae. According to the weather forecast, the exceptionally warm weather will ...

2018-07-18
Algal bloom monitoring July 12, 2018: Blue-green algal blooms increased in the Gulf of Finland and in the Archipelago Sea, blooms also in abundance in lakes

The number of blue-green algal blooms has increased considerably, especially in south-western and southern sea areas. There are also plenty of blue-green algal blooms in lakes. If predicted heat and c...

2018-07-12
Algal bloom monitoring July 5, 2018: More blooms of cyanobacteria observed in lakes than usual, locally abundant blooms in sea areas as well

In lakes, cyanobacterial blooms occur more abundantly than usually at this time of the year. In coastal areas of the Gulf of Finland and Archipelago Sea, local, abundant blooms of cyanobacteria have b...

2018-07-05
Algal bloom monitoring June 28, 2018: Blue-green algal blooms increased in inland waters and in sea areas

In inland waters, blue-green algal blooms are more common than normally at this time of the year. The number of blooms has also increased in sea areas. The strong wind is likely to push the blooms off...

2018-06-28
Algal bloom monitoring June 21, 2018:Some blue-green algal blooms in coastal areas and lakes

In the sea areas of Finland, blue-green algae have been observed in the coastal areas of Virolahti, Uusikaupunki and Pietarsaari and in Haapasaari. In the lakes, some minor and only a few amble blooms...

2018-06-21
Algal bloom monitoring June 14, 2018: In lakes cyanobacteria have increased, on the southern coast local blooms

Cyanobacterial blooms have since last week increased in lakes in Southern and Central Finland. In Finnish open sea areas no cyanobacterial blooms have been observed, but on the southern coast local bl...

2018-06-14
More versatile use sought for the Aranda after refitting

The extensive refitting of research vessel Aranda will be completed this summer. The Aranda has been refitted into a modern marine research vessel and the objective is to expand Aranda’s national and ...

2018-06-13
Algal bloom monitoring June 7, 2018: This year's cyanobacterial bloom monitoring has started - 20 years of Finnish algal situation reporting

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has this week started its annual cyanobacterial bloom situation reporting. In lakes only small amounts of cyanobacteria have been observed at a few locations. In...

2018-06-07
Microlitter – a challenge for wastewater treatment plants

M.Sc. Julia Talvitie’s doctoral dissertation indicates that wastewater treatment plants function well for microlitter removal, but the environmental burden caused by microlitter could still be reduced...

2018-05-15
The Baltic Sea as a Time Machine

In the international journal Science Advances, an international team of researchers led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel promotes the Baltic Sea as a time machine for coastal are...

2018-05-10

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