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Satellite observations
Content page | Published: 2016-02-02

Satellite image based products are produced in the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in order to monitor environmental changes. These products are: sea surface temperature, algal blooms, water tur...

Open information > Satellite observations
The Gulf of Finland is slowly recovering
Press release | Published: 2015-12-01

Algae levels and phosphorus load from land have decreased in the Gulf of Finland during the last ten years. However, the nutrients from Baltic Proper and the anoxic water near the bottom slow down the......

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Current > Press releases > The Gulf of Finland is slowly recovering
Research & Development > Water > The Gulf of Finland is slowly recovering
Gulf of Bothnia as Resource for Sustainable Growth (SmartSea)
Project | Published: 2015-11-04

The purpose of the SmartSea project is to support the growth of commercial marine activities in the Gulf of Bothnia region. The Gulf of Bothnia is an essential resource in terms of fish farming and w...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Gulf of Bothnia as Resource for Sustainable Growth (SmartSea)
Research vessel Aranda renovation
Project | Published: 2015-10-19

The marine research vessel Aranda will be renovated to meet the needs of future marine research in the Baltic Sea. The renovation reduces the vessel’s operating costs, increases its energy efficie...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Research vessel Aranda renovation
The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment (VELMU)
Project | Published: 2015-09-29

VELMU collects data on the occurrence of underwater marine biotopes, species and communities in Finland’s marine waters. The programme contributes to the Baltic marine protection and to the sustainab...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment (VELMU)
Sustainable growth in Gulf of Bothnia receives significant research funding
Press release | Published: 2015-09-23

the SmartSea project has been awarded funding by the Academy of Finland. The project studies the potential of the sustainable use of the Gulf of Bothnia and involves altogether eight research institut......

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Current > Press releases > Sustainable growth in Gulf of Bothnia receives significant research funding
Research & Development > Water > Sustainable growth in Gulf of Bothnia receives significant research funding
Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
News | Published: 2015-09-04

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has recently updated information on the state of the Finnish Baltic Sea ecosystem. The publication, Sea Spray 2015 (Meren pärskäys 2015 in Finnish) presents scient......

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Current > Newsletters > Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
Research & Development > Water > Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
Major Baltic inflow was not enough to bring oxygen into all of the deep basins in the Baltic Sea main basin
Press release | Published: 2015-08-28

The effects of the major Baltic inflow that reached the Baltic Sea in December 2014 are now reaching the mouth of the Gulf of Finland. However, the effects of the inflow have subsided, and it cannot c......

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Current > Press releases > Major Baltic inflow was not enough to bring oxygen into all of the deep basins in the Baltic Sea main basin
Research & Development > Water > Major Baltic inflow was not enough to bring oxygen into all of the deep basins in the Baltic Sea main basin
Cormorant population grew to 24,000 breeding pairs
Press release | Published: 2015-08-14

© Heikki Kotiranta A total of approximately 24,000 cormorant nests were counted in Finland in summer 2015, an increase of 19% from the previous year. 75% of the numerical growth was focuse......

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Current > Press releases > Cormorant population grew to 24,000 breeding pairs
Research & Development > Ecosystem services > Cormorant population grew to 24,000 breeding pairs
R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Press release | Published: 2015-07-02

  The marine research vessel Aranda will be renovated to meet the needs of future marine research in the Baltic Sea. The renovation reduces the vessel’s operating costs, increases its e......

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Current > Press releases > R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Research & Development > Water > R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Algal forecast: considerable risk of blue-green algal blooms in some of Finland's sea areas
Press release | Published: 2015-06-05

According to the algal forecast from SYKE’s Marine Research Centre, the risk of blue-green algal blooms is considerable in the entire western Gulf of Finland, the southern areas of the Finnish Archipe......

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Current > Press releases > Algal forecast: considerable risk of blue-green algal blooms in some of Finland's sea areas
Research & Development > Water > Algal forecast: considerable risk of blue-green algal blooms in some of Finland's sea areas
Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Press release | Published: 2015-05-22

The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cove......

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Current > Press releases > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Research & Development > Climate change > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Research & Development > Water > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
R/V Aranda avoided a Russian submarine yesterday
Press release | Published: 2015-04-22

At the request of the Russian Navy, SYKE's research vessel R/V Aranda yesterday avoided a Russian submarine operating in international waters east of Gotland. The encounter lasted for approximately 2.......

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Current > Press releases > R/V Aranda avoided a Russian submarine yesterday
Research & Development > Water > R/V Aranda avoided a Russian submarine yesterday
Research Vessel Aranda switching over to biofuel – heating already carried out using bio-oil made from recycled raw materials
Press release | Published: 2015-03-31

The marine research vessel Aranda's carbon load will be significantly reduced when she starts being fuelled with domestic bio-oil made from food industry by-products, such as used vegetable oils and f......

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Current > Press releases > Research Vessel Aranda switching over to biofuel – heating already carried out using bio-oil made from recycled raw materials
Research & Development > Water > Research Vessel Aranda switching over to biofuel – heating already carried out using bio-oil made from recycled raw materials
Oil recovery exercise Kemi Arctic 2015 to test heavy equipment
Press release | Published: 2015-03-24

The oil recovery exercise “Kemi Arctic 2015” that will be held on 25 March off the coast of Kemi will test mechanical oil recovery and remote sensing equipment in Arctic conditions. The exercise will ......

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Current > Press releases > Oil recovery exercise Kemi Arctic 2015 to test heavy equipment
Research & Development > Water > Oil recovery exercise Kemi Arctic 2015 to test heavy equipment
Aranda’s Baltic Sea monitoring cruise: major Baltic inflow advances in the southern part of the Baltic Sea – phosphorus content of the Gulf of Finland and Bothnian Sea higher than last winter
Press release | Published: 2015-02-17

A special focus of Aranda’s monitoring cruise this year was monitoring the major Baltic inflow that occurred in the Baltic Sea around the turn of the year. So far, the inflow has travelled approximate......

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Current > Press releases > Aranda’s Baltic Sea monitoring cruise: major Baltic inflow advances in the southern part of the Baltic Sea – phosphorus content of the Gulf of Finland and Bothnian Sea higher than last winter
Research & Development > Water > Aranda’s Baltic Sea monitoring cruise: major Baltic inflow advances in the southern part of the Baltic Sea – phosphorus content of the Gulf of Finland and Bothnian Sea higher than last winter
More oil spill observations on seas
Press release | Published: 2015-01-21

In 2014, the amount of suspected oil spill observations reported to Finnish authorities grew by one third, compared to the previous year. Eventually, 68 of the spills were confirmed to be oil. Most of......

Current > Press releases > More oil spill observations on seas
Technical information
Content page | Published: 2014-12-18

VESSEL AND SCIENTIFIC SPECIFICATIONS OF R/V ARANDA CREW 1. Master 7. Bosun 2. Chief officer 8. Deck repairman 3. 1st officer ...

Services > Research vessels > Research Vessel Aranda > Technical information
Old Aranda ships
Content page | Published: 2014-12-18

Nautilus Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR) started using steamship Nautilus in 1903. It had been built for ichtyological and marine research, and stayed in use until 1938. ...

Services > Research vessels > Research Vessel Aranda > Old Aranda ships
Ship
Content page | Published: 2014-12-18

R/V Aranda is the third research vessel carrying the name with pride, and the fourth proper research vessel in the history of Finnish marine reasearch. The first vessel built for research purposes was...

Services > Research vessels > Research Vessel Aranda > Ship

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