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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Algal bloom monitoring 24.8.2017: Cyanobacteria have increased in lakes, blooms continue in sea areas

Cyanobacterial blooms have increased especially in lakes of the Southern Finland. In sea areas, cyanobacterial blooms have been observed in the Gulf of Finland, Bothnian Sea and along the Southeastern...

Algal bloom monitoring August 17, 2017: Surface blooms of cyanobacteria in the southern part of the Bothnian Sea, cyanobacteria observations increased in lakes

In the Finnish open sea areas of the Baltic Sea, surface blooms of cyanobacteria are most intensive in the southern part of the Bothnian Sea.Cyanobacteria observations are continuing to increase in la...

Algal bloom monitoring August 10, 2017: Cyanobacteria observations increased in lakes, surface blooms of cyanobacteria in some of the sea areas of Finland

Although more cyanobacteria have been reported in lakes than a week ago, cyanobacteria situation is typical for this time of August. In the Finnish open sea areas of the Baltic Sea, surface blooms of ...

Algal bloom monitoring August 3, 2017: Still fewer than average cyanobacterial observations in lakes, blooms continue in the sea areas

In lakes, more observations of cyanobacteria have been made than last week, but the amount still remains less than the long-term average. Cyanobacterial blooms continue in several open sea areas and t...

Algal bloom monitoring July 27, 2017: Blooms of cyanobacteria observed in the Baltic Sea, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically

Cyanobacteria are abundant in particular in the Finnish southwestern open sea areas of the Baltic Sea. In lakes, less cyanobacteria have been observed that generally at the end of July. Spores of rus...

Algal bloom monitoring July 20, 2017: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in lakes, and cyanobacterial biomass is mixed in the water column in the Finnish open sea areas

Cool and windy weather has tempered cyanobacterial blooms. In lakes, the number of observed cyanobacterial blooms has even decreased since last week. Cyanobacteria are mixed in the water column in the...

Algal bloom monitoring July 13, 2017: First cyanobacterial blooms observed in the open sea areas

The amount of cyanobacterial blooms has increased in the Finnish lakes. In Lake Pyykösjärvi near Oulu, a very abundant blooming has its second week ongoing. The longest blooming, ongoing six weeks, ...