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Content page | Published: 2014-04-04

The organisations of the environmental administration publish reports, studies, brochures, guidebooks, reviews and committee memoranda. The Ministry of the Environment Most publications of ...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Publications
Finland to become the world's first country to fly a flag for nature – Finnish Nature Day, 26 August 2017, declared an official flag day
Press release | Published: 2016-12-02

In 2017, Finland will become the first country in the world to honour its natural environment with an official flag day. The Ministry of the Interior has ordered that flags should be flown on Finnish ......

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Nature > Finland to become the world's first country to fly a flag for nature – Finnish Nature Day, 26 August 2017, declared an official flag day
Nature > Finland to become the world's first country to fly a flag for nature – Finnish Nature Day, 26 August 2017, declared an official flag day
Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently
Press release | Published: 2016-12-02

Maintaining security and the central functions vital to society requires active preparation for extreme weather conditions. Preparation should take into account that climate change may change extreme ......

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Climate and air > Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently
Living environment and planning > Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently
New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change
Press release | Published: 2016-12-01

In order to illustrate changes in the risks of climate change for the elderly in different parts of Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has developed an interactive vulnerability mapping......

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Climate and air > New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change
Consumption and production > New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change
Smart Buoy will bring real time measurement of oil in Artic area conditions to oil spill response
Press release | Published: 2016-11-15

The new smart navigation ice buoy system will deliver real-time data on oil in water especially in cold climate conditions. It will help environmental and oil response authorities to monitor marine en......

Sea > Smart Buoy will bring real time measurement of oil in Artic area conditions to oil spill response
Current
Content page | Published: 2016-10-18

Flood hazard and flood risk maps for the areas of potential significant flood risk in Finland are presented in the  flood map service. In addition, flood hazard maps for about 100 other areas an......

Waters > Floods > Flood risk management > Flood risk management planning > Flood mapping > Current
Nitrogen deposition affects population changes of butterfly and moth species in Finland
Press release | Published: 2016-10-06

Large, mobile and multivoltine butterflies and moths that either utilise a wide variety host plants or have adapted to feed on nitrophilous plants are becoming more common in Finnish nature. Soil eutr......

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Maps and statistics > Nitrogen deposition affects population changes of butterfly and moth species in Finland
Nature > Nitrogen deposition affects population changes of butterfly and moth species in Finland
Lake brownification and eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets
Press release | Published: 2016-09-30

Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes contain 1.......

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Maps and statistics > Lake brownification and eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets
Waters > Lake brownification and eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets
Sub-projects
Published: 2016-06-06

The participating organisations, namely the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS) and Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), concentrate the development on...

Envibase > Sub-projects
An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries
Press release | Published: 2016-09-02

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published an assessment of the Gulf of Finland, compiling the research results of over a hundred Finnish, Russian and Estonian researchers. The over 300-page......

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Maps and statistics > An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries
Sea > An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries
Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper
Press release | Published: 2016-09-02

The effects of the major Baltic inflows that have arrived in 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be seen in the improved oxygen situation of the basins to the east and south of Gotland. The anoxic area of the sea......

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Maps and statistics > Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper
Sea > Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper
Waters > Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper
Incidence of cyanobacteria started early this summer, but towards the end of summer abundant cyanobacteria occurrences halted
Press release | Published: 2016-09-01

Cyanobacteria started to increase in abundance early this summer, but during late summer less cyanobacteria surface blooms were observed than normally. In the Finnish southwestern open sea areas cyano......

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Maps and statistics > Incidence of cyanobacteria started early this summer, but towards the end of summer abundant cyanobacteria occurrences halted
Sea > Incidence of cyanobacteria started early this summer, but towards the end of summer abundant cyanobacteria occurrences halted
Waters > Incidence of cyanobacteria started early this summer, but towards the end of summer abundant cyanobacteria occurrences halted
The treaty ensuring the fair use of genetic resources comes into force in Finland
Press release | Published: 2016-09-01

On 1 September, the Nagoya Protocol will come into force in Finland. It is an international treaty on the access to genetic resources and on fair and equitable sharing of benefits. Obligations arising......

Nature > The treaty ensuring the fair use of genetic resources comes into force in Finland
Algal bloom monitoring August 25, 2016: Some cyanobacterial observations in lakes and coastal areas
Press release | Published: 2016-08-25

In lakes, cyanobacterial situation is typical for this time of the year as cyanobacteria were visibly present in 37 of the national observation sites. Most of the cyanobacterial observations concerned......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 25, 2016: Some cyanobacterial observations in lakes and coastal areas
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Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 25, 2016: Some cyanobacterial observations in lakes and coastal areas
Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
Press release | Published: 2016-08-24

The Finnish Lapland is renowned for its purity, even if environmental toxins are present at low concentrations in the air, water and living organisms. The main concern in the Arctic region is the long......

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Consumption and production > Environmental risks of chemicals > Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
Consumption and production > Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
Maps and statistics > Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
Algal bloom monitoring August 18, 2016: Rainy, windy and cool weather almost completely ceased cyanobacteria surface blooms
Press release | Published: 2016-08-18

In lakes, observations of cyanobacteria have ceased almost completely due to rainy, cool and windy weather. In the Finnish open Baltic Sea areas cyanobacteria are mixed in the water column, and no sur......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 18, 2016: Rainy, windy and cool weather almost completely ceased cyanobacteria surface blooms
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 18, 2016: Rainy, windy and cool weather almost completely ceased cyanobacteria surface blooms
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 18, 2016: Rainy, windy and cool weather almost completely ceased cyanobacteria surface blooms
National satellite data centre
Content page | Published: 2016-09-21

The National Satellite Data Centre (NSDC) receives, processes, archives and distributes satellite data. The main goal of the centre is to provide easily accessed satellite data and products to user...

Envibase > Sub-projects > National satellite data centre
Algal bloom monitoring August 11, 2016: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased due to unsettled weather
Press release | Published: 2016-08-11

Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased as a consequence of the unsettled and windy weather. In Finnish sea areas cyanobacteria have been observed only in places, mainly on the coast. In lakes, fewer obs......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 11, 2016: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased due to unsettled weather
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 11, 2016: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased due to unsettled weather
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 11, 2016: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased due to unsettled weather
Barnacle goose population declined in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Press release | Published: 2016-08-05

The total number of barnacle geese grazing on the park lawns of Helsinki and eastern Espoo declined by four per cent compared to 2015. The number of goslings almost halved, declining by 46 per cent, c......

Nature > Barnacle goose population declined in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Algal bloom monitoring August 4, 2016: Algal blooms decreased, some extensive blooms observed
Press release | Published: 2016-08-04

Amount of cyanobacteria has considerably decreased since last week in the Finnish sea area and lakes. Extensive cyanobacteria surface blooms still exist in the Archipelago Sea. In lakes, there are few......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 4, 2016: Algal blooms decreased, some extensive blooms observed
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 4, 2016: Algal blooms decreased, some extensive blooms observed
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 4, 2016: Algal blooms decreased, some extensive blooms observed

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