PRESS RELEASES OF FINLAND'S ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
ALGAE PROGNOSIS AND REVIEW
Low or moderate risk of blue-green algal blooms in Finland's sea areas
The probability of blue-green algal blooms in Finland's sea areas is in general lower compared to the summer of 2012. Ultimately, the summer weather is the decisive factor determining when and in which areas major surface accumulations occur.
the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE will provide weekly updates on the algae situation in the Baltic Sea and in inland waters until the end of August. National algal bloom monitoring for the lakes and sea areas can also be found from Järviwiki -website.
Website relaunch for Finland’s environmental administration
We are redesigning our website during spring 2013. The Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) will have new home pages. Environmental experts at the Ministry of the Environment, SYKE and centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres) will continue to provide information for environment.fi.
Read more about the relaunch:
Towards carbon neutral municipalities - HINKU-foorumi
The Carbon Neutral Municipalities project brings municipalities, businesses, citizens and experts together to create and carry out solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new forum helps actors by giving practical advise, creating networks and enabling new business solutions.
Watershed simulation and forecasting system (WSFS)
Image: Tapio Heikkilä
The Finnish Environment Institute has a hydrological watershed model system (WSFS). WSFS is used for flood forecasting, realtime monitoring, nutrient load simulation and climate change research. Forecasts are made on a daily basis for over 500 discharge and water level observation points. Forecasts are used for lake regulation planning, flood damage prevention and as information for the public and authorities.