R/V Aranda avoided a Russian submarine yesterday

Finnish Environment Institute's press release 22.4.2015

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 2.5 hours, and the situation was handled in mutual agreement. The shipping company's Finnish crew and the vessel's Swedish research team did not consider the situation threatening. The Aranda is currently on a research cruise in international waters with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute SMHI. Read more

Aranda’s Baltic Sea monitoring cruise: major Baltic inflow advances in the southern part of the Baltic Sea

Press release 17/2/2015
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 approximately 200 km in the southern part of the Baltic Sea. “The inflow is not yet affecting the condition of the deepest parts of the main basin or the Gulf of Finland”, leader of the cruise Juha Flinkman explains. Read more


Aura Nousiainen
Bioremediation can take you all the way to India 2015-04-17
"My name is Aura Nousiainen and I work as a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. My doctoral thesis, which examines the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater using biological methods, was approved at the University of Helsinki in February."
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Towards A Sustainable and Genuinely Green Economy. The value and social significance of ecosystem services in Finland (TEEB for Finland)

Publication SY 1 en 2015 cover.jpgThis report presents the results from the research project National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland). This pioneering project aimed to initiate a systematic national process for the integration of ecosystem services and related biodiversity (i.e. natural capital) into all levels of decision-making. Read more

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Gulf of Finland Year presents historical data -> Envelope 2/2014