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Condition of the marine environment of the Archipelago Sea has not improved as hoped. © Riku Lumiaro/SYKE.

The MAAMERI project investigates how the ecosystem of the Archipelago Sea reacts to changes in the nutrient load

Press release 2020-06-23
Despite long-term work on water protection, the condition of the marine environment of the Archipelago Sea has not improved as hoped. The aim has been to improve the condition of the sea with water protection measures in the catchment area, but the amount of nutrients in the Archipelago Sea, phosphorus in particular, has only decreased slightly. The MAAMERI research project is a part of the water protection enhancement programme; it aims to investigate the effects of reducing the phosphorus load coming from land on the marine environment in more detail and understand how the recovery of the environment could be enhanced.

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