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

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Baltic Sea monitoring cruises in August 2021: Signs of recovery in the Gulf of Finland, situation in the Bothnian Sea cause for concern

2021-09-24
Monitoring cruises show that the Gulf of Finland has recovered from the deterioration caused indirectly by salt pulses in the Baltic Sea in the mid-2010s. Weather-regulated flows between the Gulf of Finland and the main basin of the Baltic Sea cause fluctuations in the state of the Gulf, which makes it difficult to discern the impact of emission reductions. In deep-water regions of the Bothnian Sea, oxygen levels appear to continue to deteriorate.
Go to press releases and news of the Finnish Environment Institute
Go to news of the Ministry of the Environment

Other marine websites

Marinefinlad.fi The treasure trove of Finnish marine data is available in English.

 

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 2020-10-01 at 13:18