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Frequently asked questions
Content page | Published: 2022-09-20

Frequently asked questions and answers about Proftest SYKE services. The questions are divided in six topic areas. Registration and customer information | ProftestWEB | Samples | Result...

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15-2022 Wastewater II
Content page | Published: 2022-09-21

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analyses of  alkalinity, conductivity, colour, N NH4 , N NO2+NO3 , N tot , P PO4 , P tot  and pH in wastewaters. ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 15-2022 Wastewater II
PlastLIFE SIP – Re-thinking plastics in a sustainable circular economy
Project | Published: 2022-09-08

PlastLIFE  SIP – Re-thinking plastics in a sustainable circular economy project promotes the implementation of the Plastics Roadmap for Finland (PRfF) during seven years, 2023-2029. The ultimate...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > PlastLIFE SIP – Re-thinking plastics in a sustainable circular economy
12-2022 Metals II
Content page | Published: 2022-08-15

Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of metals and mercury in wastewaters and in fly ash. The measurands for the synthetic sample, municipal wastewater and industrial w...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 12-2022 Metals II
Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement
Project | Published: 2022-03-16

Background In April 2021, Finnish Government set a resolution on the Strategic Programme for Circular Economy . The basis of the resolution is a vision that Finnish economy will be based on a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement
11-2022 IAVOC
Content page | Published: 2022-06-22

  Proftest SYKE provides an interlaboratory comparison for VOC thermodesorption measurements (ISO 16000‐6) from indoor air samples. The samples are prepared to Tenax TA thermodesorption...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 11-2022 IAVOC
08-2022 Gross and net calorific value
Content page | Published: 2022-06-21

  Proftest SYKE will organise the proficiency test for measurement of gross and net calorific value of fuels. The purpose of this proficiency test is to ensure the comparability an...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 08-2022 Gross and net calorific value
07-2022 AOX
Content page | Published: 2022-06-20

  Proftest SYKE will organize interlaboratory comparison for the analysis of AOX in natural water and pulp and paper industry wastewater. The purpose of this interlaboratory compar...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 07-2022 AOX
09-2022 Drinking water
Content page | Published: 2022-06-13

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of COD Mn , Fe, Mn, chloride, fluoride, sulphate, pH, conductivity, NH 4 , NO 2 , NO 3 , Ca, K, Mg, Na and hardness in ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 09-2022 Drinking water
Responsibility and sustainable development
Content page | Published: 2022-06-03

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (look bigger picture ). The operations of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE are directly or indirectly related to most of the UN’s Sustainable Dev...

SYKE Info > Responsibility and sustainable development
WasteLess Karelias
Project | Published: 2019-02-14

The project tackles littering and improves waste management in rural villages in North Karelia, Finland, and the Karelian Republic, Russia. We encourage and support local residents, authorities and c...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > WasteLess Karelias
06-2022 Natural water II
Content page | Published: 2022-03-10

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of oxygen, chlorophyll  a , salinity, SiO 2 , TIC and TOC in natural waters. The purpose of this proficiency ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 06-2022 Natural water II
Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Project | Published: 2018-07-18

Approximately one million tons of solid matter, known as sewage sludge, is separated from wastewater annually in Finnish wastewater treatment plants. 90 % of the nutrient rich sludge is used in agric...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Objectives, targets and outcomes of SYKE’s environmental management system
Content page | Published: 2021-02-23

Objectives and targets of SYKE’s environmental programme 2022–2025 Mitigation of adverse environmental impacts caused by SYKE’s activities We will reduce the environmental impacts of wo...

SYKE Info > SYKE's management system > Objectives, targets and outcomes of SYKE’s environmental management system
Publications
Content page | Published: 2013-05-03

SYKE's research results are published in international and national scientific publication series and also in professional and general-interest publications. In addition, we publish brochures, books,...

Research & Development > Water > Publications
Sustainability-oriented innovation policy_COSU
Project | Published: 2021-12-02

Addressing global sustainability challenges, such as climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), requires changes in innovation policy. Hence, it is necessary to promo...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Sustainability-oriented innovation policy_COSU
Strategy
Content page | Published: 2021-10-27

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE's strategy for 2021–2025 consists of our vision, mission statement, values and objectives that guide all our activities. Vision Sustainability Tr...

SYKE Info > Strategy
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance+ to support blue biotechnology
Project | Published: 2021-05-18

  The Alliance+ extension project aims to open the Alliance network to blue biotechnology actors beyond the reach of the limited partnership of the Alliance main stage project. The A...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance+ to support blue biotechnology
BlueBioSites Seed Money project – Data, information and tools to identify and monitor optimal sites for the Blue Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region
Project | Published: 2021-05-18

  BlueBioSites Seed Money project aims to develop a ‘large scale’ project with the objective to create a Baltic Sea wide effective system for the identification and monitoring of sus...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > BlueBioSites Seed Money project – Data, information and tools to identify and monitor optimal sites for the Blue Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region
Financing
Content page | Published: 2019-10-17

The financing for the Finnish Environment Institute comes from the state budget and from external sources. In 2021, SYKE’s operating financing came to approximately 63.8 million euros:...

SYKE Info > Financing

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