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A record low in oil spills detected by aerial surveillance in 2013
Press release | Published: 2014-02-11

The Finnish Border Guard's surveillance flights discovered only nine illegal oil spills on the Baltic in 2013. The record number of 107 oil spills was reported in 2001. The size of the spills has also......

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Current > Press releases > A record low in oil spills detected by aerial surveillance in 2013
Research & Development > Water > A record low in oil spills detected by aerial surveillance in 2013
The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
Press release | Published: 2014-02-11

SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute, and SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, have started a close collaboration to monitor the marine environment of the Baltic and the Nor......

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Current > Press releases > The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
Research & Development > Water > The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
Gulf of Finland Year co-operation launched - a record number of observation points at the Russian territorial waters
Press release | Published: 2014-01-23

The oxygen conditions in various parts of the Gulf of Finland has improved clearly since the poor situation in late summer and early autumn of 2013. These good news were reported in the opening event ......

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Current > Press releases > Gulf of Finland Year co-operation launched - a record number of observation points at the Russian territorial waters
Research & Development > Water > Gulf of Finland Year co-operation launched - a record number of observation points at the Russian territorial waters
Events
Content page | Published: 2016-06-03

SYKE organizes seminars and conferences on different environmental topics.  Most of the Finnish Environment Institute's (SYKE) seminars you can find in: Training and sem...

Current > Events
Plastic found to account for the majority of marine microlitter accumulating in the food chain
Press release | Published: 2013-12-02

Researchers at the Finnish Environment Institute have successfully for the first time demonstrated that microplastics are transferred in the marine food web. The study also provided additional support......

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Current > Press releases > Plastic found to account for the majority of marine microlitter accumulating in the food chain
Research & Development > Water > Plastic found to account for the majority of marine microlitter accumulating in the food chain
Water and green economy
Project | Published: 2013-10-07

Background and need Green economy means economy that takes the welfare of the ecosystem into account. This is one, but not the only definition of green economy.The objective has been conside...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Water and green economy
Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
Press release | Published: 2013-10-02

A new assessment of the ecological status of Finland’s waters shows that 85% of the surface area of our lakes and 65% of our rivers are in a good or very good state. However, three-quarters of the sur......

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Current > Press releases > Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
Research & Development > Water > Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute to launch co-operation in fish stock monitoring Aranda to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks
Press release | Published: 2013-09-24

Photo: Panu Hänninen. PRESS RELEASE  by   the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL) The Finnish Envi......

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Current > Press releases > The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute to launch co-operation in fish stock monitoring Aranda to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks
Research & Development > Water > The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute to launch co-operation in fish stock monitoring Aranda to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks
No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
Press release | Published: 2013-09-19

The oxygen situation on deep-sea floors, in open seas in the Gulf of Finland, has deteriorated compared to last year. Results obtained during an expedition by the research vessel Aranda in early summe......

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Current > Press releases > No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
Research & Development > Water > No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
About the programme
Content page | Published: 2014-05-12

Finnish water sector organisations work together with their partners to solve water related health and economic development issues in alignment with internationally agreed policies through FinW...

FinWaterWEI II > FinWaterWEI 2009-2013 > About the programme
Programme region
Content page | Published: 2014-05-12

The countries in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia differ considerably both geographically and culturally but they all share common history. They suffer from serious environme...

FinWaterWEI II > FinWaterWEI 2009-2013 > Programme region
Activities
Content page | Published: 2014-05-12

Programme implemented through National Policy Dialogues Ongoing and ended activities Related activities The programme contains different types of activities: Activities or p...

FinWaterWEI II > FinWaterWEI 2009-2013 > Activities
Contacts
Content page | Published: 2014-05-12

FinWaterWEI is managed on behalf of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs by Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. Karri Eloheimo , Project Manager, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, tel. +...

FinWaterWEI II > FinWaterWEI 2009-2013 > Contacts
FinWaterWEI II
Content page | Published: 2017-06-08

Access to water plays a key role in development – it sustains human life, both through direct consumption and use in agriculture for food security. Because of its importance, there are many demands f...

FinWaterWEI II
Algae and bacteria in sea ice are important for the carbon budgets of frozen oceans
Press release | Published: 2013-09-12

Underneath the pristine snow cover of the Arctic and Antarctic pack ice, there is a community of microscopic algae and bacteria that thrive within the ice itself. These ice-organisms are adapted to gr......

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Current > Press releases > Algae and bacteria in sea ice are important for the carbon budgets of frozen oceans
Research & Development > Water > Algae and bacteria in sea ice are important for the carbon budgets of frozen oceans
Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives (LakeAdmin)
Project | Published: 2013-04-02

Objectives The objective of Lake-Admin is to improve the goal-setting and quality of lake restoration in Regions that have acknowledged the importance of lakes in their economic develop...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives (LakeAdmin)
Cultivation of algae, mussels, common reed and microbes could help to improve the Baltic Sea's condition
Press release | Published: 2013-09-03

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has participated in the SUBMARINER project, jointly performed by eight countries in order to investigate new ways of utilising the Baltic Sea's resources. The pr......

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Current > Press releases > Cultivation of algae, mussels, common reed and microbes could help to improve the Baltic Sea's condition
Research & Development > Water > Cultivation of algae, mussels, common reed and microbes could help to improve the Baltic Sea's condition
EC DG ENV – Framework contract for services related to coordination between the different marine regions in implementing the ecosystem approach
Project | Published: 2015-12-08

Project description The overall objective of the multiple framework contract is be to support the coherence of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) within a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > EC DG ENV – Framework contract for services related to coordination between the different marine regions in implementing the ecosystem approach
Short-term expert services for HELCOM
Project | Published: 2014-03-28

Project description SYKE provided short-term expert services to HELCOM for example on hazardous waste management and on the improvement of the quality of data on nutrient inputs with focus on tr...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Short-term expert services for HELCOM
Nationwide algal review 8.29.2013: Calm and warm weather has increased observations of cyanobacteria
Press release | Published: 2013-08-29

Observations of cyanobacteria have increased in the Finnish sea areas, and the amount of observations exceeds the average for this time period. Also in the lakes cyanobacteria have become more com......

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Current > Algal reviews > Nationwide algal review 8.29.2013: Calm and warm weather has increased observations of cyanobacteria
Research & Development > Water > Nationwide algal review 8.29.2013: Calm and warm weather has increased observations of cyanobacteria

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