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SYKE takes part in Baltic Sea region oil response exercise

A major oil response exercise is ongoing on the Swedish coast this week. Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is one of the co-organizers of this year’s BALEX DELTA response exercise.

Finnish environmental experts available during the #Helsinki2018 Summit

Presidents Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki 16.7. The experts of Finnish Environment Institute SYKE are available for the media to give more information on black carbon, climate change and on pro...

Big data offers new possibilities for producing environmental information

Big data is opening up new channels for the production and utilisation of environmental information. It also offers environmental officials new possibilities to work together with citizens, business a...

What is the status of the Archipelago Sea food web?

In the coming weeks senior research scientist Laura Uusitalo and her collegues interview the local stakeholders and managers about their views of the Archipelago Sea ecosystem and its functioning, and...

Marine researchers propose declaring 23 percent of the Baltic Sea as ecologically significant areas

Proposals are being made for locations in the Baltic Sea to be declared Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSA). The areas are located in the Bay of Bothnia, Kvarken, the Archipe...

Finnish stakeholders of the CWPharma project met in Helsinki

On the 9th of February the Finnish stakeholders of the Clear Waters from Pharmaceuticals (CWPharma) project met in Helsinki to discuss their needs and viewpoints considering the emissions of pharmaceu...

Global interest in health-promoting effects of nature – international conference in Helsinki in October

Finnish competence in identifying the health-promoting effects of nature has raised international interest. An indication of this is the international workshop on the relationship between biodiversity...

Closer Finnish-Japanese cooperation in environmental research

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan NIES have signed a cooperation document to promote joint projects between the two institutes. The a...

Smallholder forest producers in a changing climate

Smallholder forest producers are playing an important role in mitigating climate change, both through innovative practical action and political efforts via their producer organizations. New study show...

New publication out on nature-based integration

Nordic countries have real potential in becoming forerunners in nature-based integration. Nature-based solutions may have the potential of offering an efficient and cost-effective way for the successf...

Effects of different restoration methods on forestry-impacted streams

Forestry practices can cause excessive sedimentation in stream ecosystems. A challenge to stream management is therefore to identify the best restoration practices to mitigate the harmful impacts of f...

EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme funding to the SustainBaltic project

EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is funding the implementation of the SustainBaltic project (ICZM Plans for Sustaining Coastal and Marine Human-ecological Networks in the Baltic Region) ...

Online survey opened on nature based integration

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is collecting experiences and good practices in nature based integration in Nordic countries. One of the key characteristics across all Nordic societies is a lifesty...

IPCC group for data and scenario support meets at SYKE

A task group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) holds its 24th meeting at SYKE on July 2016.

Towards Cleaner Air – new report on transboundary air pollution

SYKE experts have taken part in compiling the new UNECE report on transboundary air pollution. Emissions have declined in Europe and North America, thanks to effective pollution measures. In Europe av...

A correspondence on invasive species was published in Nature

A correspondence on invasive species was just published in the high level scientific journal, Nature. In this Letter led by a senior scientist Maiju Lehtiniemi from SYKE’s Marine Research Centre the r...

SYKE introduced a report on sustainable forest management to ENVI Committee

The European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) delegation visited the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, where a new report on sustainable forest management wa...

Article by SYKE researchers selected Highly Commended Paper by network awards for excellence

The scientific article by Kirsi Mäkinen, Paula Kivimaa and Ville Helminen, “Path creation for urban mobility transitions - linking aspects of urban form to transport policy analysis” was published in ...

New online tool to standardise assessment of the status of European seas

A new tool for the assessment of the state of the sea (NEAT) has been developed in a large joint European research project DEVOTES, which aims to develop indicators and assessment methods for marine b...

The Finnish waste management system and the EU-target: 70% target was not reached

Foto: Pentti Hokkanen, Flaming Star Oy The Finnish waste management system and the EU-target: 70% target was not reached The EU Waste Framework Directive aims to recycle or recover...


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