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.

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Merianalyytikko Pia Varmanen esittelee näytteitä elokuu 2019 kuvaaja Ilkka Lastumäki

Recent monitoring results: Areas suffering from oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Finland have increased from last summer

2019-09-06
In the Gulf of Finland, the areas suffering from oxygen depletion have expanded from last summer. The anoxic areas in the Baltic Proper are approximately similar in size than in the autumn of 2018, when the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute estimated them to be more extensive than ever before. The oxygen situation in the Bothnian Sea and the Bay of Bothnia is good, like last year, as indicated by the Finnish Environment Institute’s monitoring results from summer 2019.
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Published 2014-10-13 at 15:00, updated 2019-06-18 at 10:28