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Algal bloom monitoring July 18, 2019: Cyanobacteria have increased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

In the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas, amount of cyanobacteria has increased since last week, and cyanobacteria are mostly mixed in the water column. Amount of cyanobacteria has increase...

Algal bloom monitoring July 11, 2019: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the sea areas, in the lakes the amount of cyanobacteria is less than usually

Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas. In lakes, amount of cyanobacteria is lower than usually during this time of the summer.

Algal bloom monitoring July 4, 2019: Cyanobacteria situation is typical in lakes, only few observations in the Finnish sea areas

Poor weather conditions have had an effect on algal bloom development. In Finnish fresh waters the situation regarding cyanobacteria is normal for the period. In our marine waters cyanobacterial bloom...

Algal bloom monitoring June 27, 2019: Cyanobacteria situation is typical both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes

In the Finnish sea areas only single abundant cyanobacteria occurrences have been observed in coastal areas. In lakes, the cyanobacteria situation is also typical, and the likelihood of abundant surfa...

Algal bloom monitoring June 20, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence has increased in some lakes, in the Finnish sea areas the cyanobacteria situation is typical for the Midsummer week

Due to warm weather the occurrence of cyanobacteria has increased in lakes, but the algal situation is still rather typical for the period. Both in the coastal and open sea areas of the Baltic Sea onl...

Algal bloom monitoring June 13, 2019: Blue-green algae have slightly increased in lakes, in sea areas the situation is still calm

Cyanophyte blooms have increased since last week in lakes in Southern Finland. In the Finnish open sea areas no blooms have been observed, but a few occurrences of blue-green algae have been observed ...

Algal bloom monitoring June 6, 2019: No cyanobacterial blooms in the sea areas, scarce observations from lakes

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has started this week its cyanobacterial bloom reporting for the summer 2019. Cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed in the Finnish sea areas this week. In...

Significant risk of blue-green algae blooms in summer across Finnish sea areas – warm and sunny summer may dramatically increase occurrence of blooms

The risk of significant and widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas matches that of previous years, since the nutrient situation has remained largely the same. This summer brings with ...

Are there ghost nets in Finnish waters?

Ghost nets refer to nets and other gear lost by fishermen that fish by themselves in seas and bodies of water. They are harmful to animals and constitute a part of the plastic problem in the seas. The...

A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the re...

Doctoral dissertation: Global warming may change the composition of phytoplankton communities and reduce the carbon flux to higher trophic levels

Global warming changes the composition of phytoplankton communities in marine ecosystems. In some ecosystems, for example in the Baltic Sea, the composition of phytoplankton communities may shift from...

2019-04-09 is a new map for mariners is a new map for boaters, people with holiday homes and anyone on the coast. The service provides information generated by several Finnish organisations on topics such as the weather and c...

Advancing assessment of nutrient load impact on coastal water quality

The impact of nutrient load on the quality of coastal waters can now be modelled with improved precision and realism. The new model system developed in the Finnish Environment Instute offers a new too...

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute is moving to the Viikki campus

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is moving on 19th November 2018 from the Töölö borough of Helsinki to the University of Helsinki’s Viikki campus (street address: Latokarta...

For the first time, a smart buoy with an oil sensor is delivering data via satellite in open sea conditions in the Baltic Sea

In October a smart navigation buoy system started to deliver real-time measurement data via satellite, monitoring oil and some other water quality parameters in the Baltic Sea’s water. It is located s...

Aranda’s monitoring cruise reveals: Last summer’s algal bloom in the Baltic Sea was the result of a surge of nutrient-rich water from the Baltic Proper

Research vessel Aranda’s first monitoring cruise after its renovation was a success despite challenging weather conditions and a tight schedule. The results show that salty and oxygen-depleted water r...

Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations ...

The winners of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ challenge prize address different stages of marine littering

The goal of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ marine litter challenge prize was to find solutions to decrease the amount of litter ending up in the Baltic Sea. The winning trio – Paptic Ltd, VTT’s PlastBug team, ...

Renovated marine research vessel Aranda embarks immediately on a research cruise

The renovated marine research vessel Aranda was delivered to the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE today. The overhaul was carried out by Rauma Marine Constructions Oy at its shipyard in the city of ...

Algal bloom monitoring August 23, 2018: No wide cyanobacterial blooms in the Finnish sea areas, blooms have decreased also in lakes

The amount of cyanobacterial surface blooms has further decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes. In the Gulf of Finland, weak surface accumulations of cyanobacteria still occur. Harmless filament...


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