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Freshwater Centre

Freshwater Centre
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The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE supports water protection and water resources management by multidisciplinary research, by collecting information and by developing assessment tools and sustainable solutions to issues of water supply, wastewater treatment especially in scarcely populated areas, hydraulic construction, and utilization of water resources. SYKe is also responsible for the monitoring and assessment of the quantitative variations of water resources, the status of surface and ground water bodies and various biological variables.

Changes in the status of waters are examined from a holistic perspective. The results of our research are used in socioeconomic evaluations of water-related issues and in making decisions concerning these issues.

Among the most frequently used information services of SYKE are the nation-wide hydrological reports and forecasts which are based on extensive database material and on hydrological models.

SYKE is the national competent marine pollution response authority and its responsibility is to assure adequate national response capacity. SYKE is also the nationally appointed competent authority that is empowered to request and give international assistance in response to marine pollution caused by oil or other harmful substances.

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Published 2013-04-29 at 13:41, updated 2017-01-02 at 13:58