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The Baltic Sea

The section Baltic Sea contains information about marine management, the protection of the Baltic Sea, its condition and monitoring. The section also showcases Finnish marine research.

Information about legislation as well as national and international cooperation related to the Baltic Sea can be found on the Ministry of the Environment’s website. For more information about SYKE’s research and expert operations, please visit SYKE’s website. Information about marine environment planning is available at environment.fi under the Living environment and planning heading.

Another important portal for marine-related information is Meriwiki, where anyone can set up an observation point, report an algae sighting or participate in discussions in the forum.

Press releases and news RSS

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Algal bloom monitoring June 4, 2020: Some cyanobacterial blooms in the sea areas, scarce observations of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes

2020-06-04
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has started this week its cyanobacterial bloom reporting for the summer 2020. In the Finnish sea areas some cyanobacteria have been observed locally. In lakes, observations of scarce amounts of cyanobacteria have been made only at two locations. In near-shore waters, yellowish pine pollen that misleadingly resembles cyanobacteria may occur.
Press releases and news of the Finnish Environment Institute
Press releases and news of the Ministry of the Environment

Other marine websites

Seaguide.fi (Meriopas.fi) is a map service for those who are interested in the Finnish sea areas and coast. The service offers data on wind conditions, seawater level and temperature. You can also search points of interest to visit, guest harbours and information on blue-green algae observations. You can also find information and images about underwater nature. The service is developed by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE together with nine other institutions.
 
Lake and Sea wiki (Järviwiki) is a website which is built and maintained in cooperation by authorities and common people. In Järviwiki there is basic information of each Finnish lake over 1 ha in extent and tools for sharing ie. observations and pictures. In addition to the Finnish lakes, the different parts of the Baltic Sea are also present. You might as well upload observations and other information for marine areas as for lakes. Järviwiki was founded and is maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.
 
Published 2014-10-13 at 15:00, updated 2019-06-18 at 10:28