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Versatile water expertise in Finland and around the world

Surface waters and ground waters are an important part of the story of Finnish society and SYKE. We monitor the amount, status and changes of water and develop solutions for the use, management and protection of water resources.

For water-related decision-making, we produce societal and economic assessments. We increase ecological understanding on the operation of water environments and develop methods for reconciling the sometimes conflicting goals of the use and management of water resources.

SYKE is the only research institute in Finland that considers the Baltic Sea, inland waters and ground waters as a single entity. We identify the most effective ways of repairing waterways and decreasing nutrient pollution and the impacts of hazardous substances. We use a national water system model to produce real time water status predictions.

For example, we develop tools for managing floods and assessing the effects and cost-effectiveness of the management of water resources.

We are involved in domestic and international research cooperation, and we share our high-quality expertise internationally.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Hydrological monitoring
  • State of surface waters
  • Management of water resources
  • Water system models
  • Water system regulation
  • Flood risk management
  • Multi-purpose environmental assessments
  • Information systems related to water resources
     

“Our expertise revolves around high-quality and long-term research and development work, hydrology and the assessment and monitoring of eutrophication and water quality.”

-Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Director of the SYKE Freshwater Centre

   

Anna-Stiina Heiskanen

 
Director Anna-Stiina Heiskanen
Freshwater Centre
tel. +358 295 251 162, firstname.lastname@syke.fi


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En sinilevä 22.7.

The cyanobacterial situation has calmed down, small amounts of cyanobacteria in lakes and sea areas

2021-07-22
The cyanobacterial situation has calmed down both in inland waters and sea areas. Almost all cyanobacterial observations concern small amounts of cyanobacteria. In lakes, storm Riikka stirred up the surface waters which caused the blue-green algae to be mixed with the water mass. In the coastal areas of the Baltic Sea there are now considerably smaller amounts of cyanobacteria, in places due to mixing with the water mass.
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Published 2017-05-15 at 14:13, updated 2021-03-30 at 14:17
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