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SYKE Info
Content page | Published: 2017-02-22

SYKE is a multidisciplinary research and expert institute. Our most important task is to solve society's most burning questions that have an impact on the environment. The ...

SYKE Info
Monitoring
Content page | Published: 2013-05-03

Photo: Pirjo Ferin. SYKE collects long-term observations of river, lake, and groundwater water quality. The monitoring of inland waters began in the 1960s. Hydrological monitoring...

Research & Development > Water > Monitoring
Projects
Content page | Published: 2013-05-30

Photo: Seppo Knuuttila Our activities are organised into projects that involve producing information for decision-making needs and to ensure protection and sustainable use of water systems. ...

Research & Development > Water > Projects
Publications
Content page | Published: 2013-05-03

SYKE's research results are published in international and national scientific publication series and also in professional and general-interest publications. In addition, we publish brochures, books,...

Research & Development > Water > Publications
Utilization of Canadian waterweed - from nuisance to source of raw materials
Project | Published: 2016-05-13

  Background In Koillismaa-region many lakes have been invaded by a harmful alien species Canadian waterweed ( Elodea canadensis ). In Finland, it has spread besides Koillismaa ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Utilization of Canadian waterweed - from nuisance to source of raw materials
CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Project | Published: 2017-04-13

CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the na...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Contact information
Content page | Published: 2013-10-29

Tel (switchboard): +358 295 251 000 E-mail: firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi Register office kirjaamo.syke[at]ymparisto.fi Confidential info...

SYKE Info > Contact information
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – ALLIANCE
Project | Published: 2016-09-12

The Finnish Environment Institute is participating in the Interreg project Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance ( Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance; ALLIANCE ) that gathers together blue biot...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – ALLIANCE
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Circular Economy and Product Environmental Footprint (SCEPEF)
Project | Published: 2016-06-16

Product eco-labels guide consumer choices towards options with best environmental performance. The EU Eco-label and the Nordic Swan eco-label indicate that the product is among the best in terms of e...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Circular Economy and Product Environmental Footprint (SCEPEF)
Environmental internships
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

Conceptions of nature vary substantially between countries and demographic groups. SYKE and the University of Helsinki have published a study on the conceptions of nature among immigrants, titled ‘Ur...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Environmental internships
Carbon neutral organisation
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

The key to mitigating climate change is to stop the increase of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. Becoming a low carbon society requires action by all relevant parties in all areas of ...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Carbon neutral organisation
Harmful effects of food
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

The chain of food production and consumption from the field to the table causes about one third of the environmental impacts of production and consumption in Finland. 2014 saw the publication of the ...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Harmful effects of food
Multilevel assessment of sustainable oil spill response measures and their impact on Arctic and subarctic marine environments - OILRES
Project | Published: 2016-04-05

© Kirsten Jørgensen The aim of this project is to strengthen forces of two R&D institutes to develop new innovative ways to enhance the biological and chemical oil spill response...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Multilevel assessment of sustainable oil spill response measures and their impact on Arctic and subarctic marine environments - OILRES
Measurement, Monitoring and Environmental Assessment (MMEA) Research Programme: WP1.1 Data Management; Tools WP3 Remote sensing; WP5 Business Applications
Project | Published: 2015-11-20

Work package 1.1: Data management tools. The goal is to define a business model and a prototype environment for developing new environmental services based on existing data and services, i.e. the env...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Measurement, Monitoring and Environmental Assessment (MMEA) Research Programme: WP1.1 Data Management; Tools WP3 Remote sensing; WP5 Business Applications
Groundwater Checklist
Content page | Published: 2017-01-19

Shortcut: http://syke.fi/groundwaterchecklist The Groundwater checklist is a groundwater protection tool for use by companies, government agencies, consultants and researchers. It compris...

Research & Development > Water > Models and tools > Groundwater Checklist
Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Project | Published: 2015-09-23

  Finland seeks to become a model country in terms of nutrient recycling.  The QUMARE project analyses the promotion of this objective by focusing on the policy interventions...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Carbon neutrality
Project | Published: 2015-06-05

Carbon neutrality has become widely established in companies’ public relations, media and public debate albeit its content and scope varies a lot. Despite the guidance provided by authorities as we...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Carbon neutrality
ECOHOME Education, training, tools and services to enhance sustainable household consumption
Project | Published: 2015-05-06

Results Results of the project are summarized in a conference paper presented in the 17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and production. Conference article: Educati...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > ECOHOME Education, training, tools and services to enhance sustainable household consumption
Strategy
Content page | Published: 2016-08-04

SYKE – crucial information and innovative solutions for a sustainable society Human activities put our planet and its ecosystems at serious risks. We are using increasing amounts of na...

SYKE Info > Strategy
Society’s Commitment to Sustainability
Content page | Published: 2015-01-29

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has made three society’s commitments to sustainable development. The commitments are a response to the campaign by the Finnish National Commission on Sustainabl...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability

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