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Message from the youth for the protection of the Gulf of Finland

SYKE 9/22/2014 A group of Finnish, Russian and Estonian students have created a declaration on how to protect the Gulf of Finland. The video “We love the Gulf of Finland” and Youth Declaration on the Protection of the Gulf of Finland give suggestions to decision-makers and citizens in all three countries. Image: Ann Vashurkina Read more

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UN Secretary-General’s summit hopes to speed up climate change negotiations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. The summit is not a part of the official UNFCCC climate change negotiation process, but it aims to secure political support for the new global agreement on climate change, which is to be concluded in Paris in December 2015.

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The oxygen situation improved in the Baltic proper, the algae levels in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland are the lowest they have been in the 2000s

The oxygen situation of the southern and central parts of the Baltic proper have improved, but the oxygen situation on the deep open-sea floors of the Gulf of Finland have continued to deteriorate since the early summer. The results were obtained by the research vessel Aranda in August. The observations by the research vessel in the Gulf of Finland reveal that the algae levels have decreased further in the eastern part of Finland’s sea areas.

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The Baltic Sea Environment and Ecology

Itameri - ympäristö ja ekologia -kansi 125pxThe content of the presentation package demonstrates, on one hand, the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Baltic Sea and, on the other hand, the challenges presented by the Baltic. Read more


Gulf of Finland Year 2014Gof 2014 logo

Gulf of Finland Year 2014 is a common project of Estonian, Russian and Finnish experts. The goal is to produce new information on the status of the Gulf of Finland. Throughout the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 there are over one hundred events for researchers, educators, decision makers and the general public.

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The state of the environment in Finland 2013

The State of the Environment in Finland 2013 is a compact review of the state of the environment in Finland in 2013. It brings together the most important indicators which can be used to assess the state of the Finnish environment, to reveal trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken. Read more