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Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
News | Published: 2015-09-04

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......

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Current > Newsletters > Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
Research & Development > Water > Baltic Sea ecosystem wheel presents eleven key descriptors making up a healthy Baltic marine ecosystem
Major Baltic inflow was not enough to bring oxygen into all of the deep basins in the Baltic Sea main basin
Press release | Published: 2015-08-28

The effects of the major Baltic inflow that reached the Baltic Sea in December 2014 are now reaching the mouth of the Gulf of Finland. However, the effects of the inflow have subsided, and it cannot c......

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Research & Development > Water > Major Baltic inflow was not enough to bring oxygen into all of the deep basins in the Baltic Sea main basin
R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Press release | Published: 2015-07-02

  The marine research vessel Aranda will be renovated to meet the needs of future marine research in the Baltic Sea. The renovation reduces the vessel’s operating costs, increases its e......

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Current > Press releases > R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Research & Development > Water > R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Press release | Published: 2015-05-22

The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cove......

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Research & Development > Climate change > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Research & Development > Water > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Models for river basin management planning
Content page | Published: 2016-09-27

Several tools and models to support and improve river basin management planning have been developed and tested in the Finnish Environment Institute. They can be used to aid in assessing the status of...

Research & Development > Water > Models and tools > Models for river basin management planning
A cleaner Gulf of Finland would provide tens of millions of euros in recreational benefits annually
Press release | Published: 2015-01-15

Improving the state of the Gulf of Finland would benefit the recreational use of coastal properties by over 50 million euros annually. The greatest benefits would come from the decrease of algal bloom......

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Current > Press releases > A cleaner Gulf of Finland would provide tens of millions of euros in recreational benefits annually
Research & Development > Water > A cleaner Gulf of Finland would provide tens of millions of euros in recreational benefits annually
Research Vessel Aranda
Content page | Published: 2019-06-27

      Research Vessel Aranda Aranda is a modern, ice-reinforced research vessel. She was planned and built for Bal...

Services > Research Vessel Aranda
The oxygen situation improved in the Baltic proper, the algae levels in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland are the lowest they have been in the 2000s
Press release | Published: 2014-09-11

The oxygen situation of the southern and central parts of the Baltic proper have improved, but the oxygen situation on the deep open-sea floors of the Gulf of Finland have continued to deteriorate sin......

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Current > Press releases > The oxygen situation improved in the Baltic proper, the algae levels in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland are the lowest they have been in the 2000s
Research & Development > Water > The oxygen situation improved in the Baltic proper, the algae levels in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland are the lowest they have been in the 2000s
Novel gypsum-based products for farm scale phosphorus trapping (TraP)
Project | Published: 2014-01-17

The Trap project was a 3-year joint venture (2008–2010) analyzing the effect of gypsum, an industrial by-product, on phosphorus losses from fields to surface waters (Ekholm et al. 2011, 2012). SYKE w...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Novel gypsum-based products for farm scale phosphorus trapping (TraP)
Transformation and flocculation of riverine organic matter in estuaries
Press release | Published: 2014-03-11

Microbes and the salt in sea water significantly shape organic matter transported by rivers to their estuaries, clarifies researcher Eero Asmala in his doctoral thesis at the Finnish Environment Insti......

Current > Press releases > Transformation and flocculation of riverine organic matter in estuaries
The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
Press release | Published: 2014-02-11

SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute, and SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, have started a close collaboration to monitor the marine environment of the Baltic and the Nor......

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Current > Press releases > The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
Research & Development > Water > The Finnish and the Swedish institutes SYKE and SMHI enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring
New recommendations for the Archipelago Sea: fish-based feed, integration of fish farms and planning control
Press release | Published: 2013-10-25

Extraction of Baltic Sea fish recommended for fish feed. This would enable the recycling of marine nutrients and eliminate the need for fish feed imports. This is one of the recommendations jointly dr......

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Research & Development > Consumption and production > New recommendations for the Archipelago Sea: fish-based feed, integration of fish farms and planning control
Research & Development > Water > New recommendations for the Archipelago Sea: fish-based feed, integration of fish farms and planning control
Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
Press release | Published: 2013-10-02

A new assessment of the ecological status of Finland’s waters shows that 85% of the surface area of our lakes and 65% of our rivers are in a good or very good state. However, three-quarters of the sur......

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Current > Press releases > Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
Research & Development > Water > Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor
No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
Press release | Published: 2013-09-19

The oxygen situation on deep-sea floors, in open seas in the Gulf of Finland, has deteriorated compared to last year. Results obtained during an expedition by the research vessel Aranda in early summe......

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Current > Press releases > No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
Research & Development > Water > No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated
Nationwide algal review 20.6.2013: Amount of cyanobacteria is low in the Finnish sea areas and lakes
Press release | Published: 2013-06-20

Cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed thus far in the Finnish sea areas. In lakes, small amounts of cyanobacteria are found. Abundant and very abundant cyanobacterial surface blooms are rar......

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Current > Algal reviews > Nationwide algal review 20.6.2013: Amount of cyanobacteria is low in the Finnish sea areas and lakes
Research & Development > Water > Nationwide algal review 20.6.2013: Amount of cyanobacteria is low in the Finnish sea areas and lakes
Lighter meals for fish in the northern Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2013-06-13

The nutrition available for fish in the northern Baltic Sea has become lighter during the past 30 years. ”The amount of energy available for planktivorous organisms has declined after the la......

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Current > Press releases > Lighter meals for fish in the northern Baltic Sea
Research & Development > Water > Lighter meals for fish in the northern Baltic Sea
Algal reviews
Content page | Published: 2017-02-22

National algal reviews are published weekly on Thursdays from June to the end of August. Algal review provides a comprehensive overview of the state of algal blooms throughout Finland's inla...

Current > Algal reviews
Deliverable products of the GisBloom project
Content page | Published: 2013-04-30

Action 1:  Project management GisBloom inception report (01.07.2011).pdf (1060kt) GisBloom Mid-term Report (30.04.2012).pdf (3170 kt) Action 1. After Life Communication Pla...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Tools for evaluation and management of eutrophication (GisBloom) > Deliverable products of the GisBloom project
Phase 1: Description, collation and analysis of data in the GISBLOOM project
Content page | Published: 2013-04-30

Collecting nutrient load data Forecasting algal blooming and management of eutrophication require data on nitrogen and phosphorus loads. Given that, for many areas, there is insu...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Tools for evaluation and management of eutrophication (GisBloom) > Phase 1: Description, collation and analysis of data in the GISBLOOM project
Phase 2: Real-time algal bloom forecasts and cost-benefit analysis as part of the GISBLOOM project
Content page | Published: 2013-04-30

Phase 2 will create an algal bloom model for forecasting algal blooming in Finnish lakes. Modelled algal bloom forecasts will be combined with interpretations of algae amounts, derived from sat...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Tools for evaluation and management of eutrophication (GisBloom) > Phase 2: Real-time algal bloom forecasts and cost-benefit analysis as part of the GISBLOOM project

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