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Efficient nutrient recycling calls for a policy reform

According to a recent Finnish study, efficient utilisation of nutrients requires a policy reform. Normative guidance should better support the processing of organic side streams, such as manure, into ...

2017-10-20
Summary of algal bloom monitoring 2017: Plenty of cyanobacteria in sea areas during July-August, but fewer observations of cyanobacteria than usual in lakes

The algal situation in early summer was calm and cyanobacteria started to become more abundant only in July. In sea areas, cyanobacteria occurred abundantly especially in the northern Baltic proper a...

2017-08-31
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...

2017-08-24
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...

2017-08-17
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
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 ...

2017-08-10
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...

2017-08-03
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...

2017-07-27
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...

2017-07-20
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, ...

2017-07-13
Algal bloom monitoring July 6, 2017: Amount of cyanobacterial blooms has started to increase in the Finnish lakes

The amount of cyanobacterial blooms has started to increase in the Finnish lakes, where even abundant blooms have been observed more than earlier during this summer. There are currently no cyanobacte...

2017-07-06
Algal bloom monitoring June 29, 2017: Cool and changeable weather has restrained cyanobacteria

Cyanobacterial abundances have been influenced by cool weather also this week. In inland waters a little over ten observations of low amounts of cyanobacteria have been made, as well as one observatio...

2017-06-29
Algal bloom monitoring June 22, 2017: No cyanobacterial blooms in Finnish sea areas, in inland waters locally low amounts of cyanobacteria

There are currently no cyanobacterial blooms in Finnish sea areas, which is typical for early summer. The cool weather has restrained blooms in inland waters also, and only one abundant cyanobacterial...

2017-06-22
Algal bloom monitoring June 15, 2017: Cyanobacteria occurrence still low in lakes and the Baltic Sea areas around Finland

Cyanobacteria occurrence is still low which is a typical situation in early summer. Some cyanobacteria have been observed in five monitoring lake sites. In the coastal and open sea areas cyanobacteria...

2017-06-15
Algal bloom monitoring June 8, 2017: Cyanobacteria occurrence low in lakes and the Baltic Sea areas around Finland

Cyanobacteria occurrence is still low which is a typical situation in early summer. Some cyanobacteria have been observed in six monitoring lake sites, and in the coastal areas of eastern Gulf of Finl...

2017-06-08
Algal bloom monitoring June 1, 2017: Summertime cyanobacteria bloom monitoring has started

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has started collecting observations of cyanobacteria blooms this week. Only small amounts of cyanobacteria have been observed in lakes and sea areas. Citizens ca...

2017-06-01
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
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

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