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Policy brief: How green will a bioeconomy be for our Nordic water resources?

In the future, our world may increasingly rely on renewable biomass resources for the provision of food, fodder, fibre and fuel. How this transition to bioeconomy will affect Nordic water resources, i...

Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way

A Finno-Colombian cooperation project aimed at improving the monitoring of water quality in Colombia was launched at the beginning of the year. The quality assurance of laboratory work is a key elemen...

Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published on 4th of December 2019 states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency.

SYKE starts the chairmanship of the European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations

During the 53rd meeting of the European Network of Freshwater Research Organizations on 18–19 November 2019 in Finland, Antonio Lo Porto from the Italian Water Research Institute passed the chairmansh...

AlyVesi -project using 5G and machine learning in real time

Video from a drone, computer vision and superfast 5G connections were harnessed for monitoring the Baltic Sea in a trial conducted in Kirkkonummi.

Director General Lea Kauppi selected as one of the top experts for the Horizon Europe

Director General, Professor Lea Kauppi from Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has been nominated as a member of the Mission Board for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters for the Horizon...

Effects of different restoration methods on forestry-impacted streams

Forestry practices can cause excessive sedimentation in stream ecosystems. A challenge to stream management is therefore to identify the best restoration practices to mitigate the harmful impacts of f...

New online tool to standardise assessment of the status of European seas

A new tool for the assessment of the state of the sea (NEAT) has been developed in a large joint European research project DEVOTES, which aims to develop indicators and assessment methods for marine b...

Article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management - the most downloaded in the Ecological Indicators journal

Researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the University of Helsinki have together released an article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management. Titled ‘How to value bi...

Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has recently updated information on the state of the Finnish Baltic Sea ecosystem. The publication, Sea Spray 2015 (Meren pärskäys 2015 in Finnish) presents scient...