Algal bloom monitoring June 14, 2018: In lakes cyanobacteria have increased, on the southern coast local blooms

Press release 2018-06-14 at 12:10
Rantamaisema
© Kuva: Ilkka Lastumäki / itameri.kuvat.fi

Cyanobacterial blooms have since last week increased in lakes in Southern and Central Finland. In Finnish open sea areas no cyanobacterial blooms have been observed, but on the southern coast local blooms have occurred. Citizens can participate in the summertime cyanobacterial monitoring by submitting their own observations via the Havaintolähetti mobile phone application or by using the Järvi-meriwiki internet service (in Finnish or Swedish). More in Finnish  

Large map of the week's 24 algal situation
 

Risk assessment of blue-green algae blooms:


More information

(Telephone 1.00-3.00 pm)

Lakes

Researcher Kristiina Vuorio, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel 0295 251 757, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Heidi Hällfors, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till June 15)
Tel. 0295 251 114, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Senior researcher Sanna Suikkanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from June 18)
Tel. 0295 251 660, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Head of Unit Mika Raateoja, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till June 15)
Tel. 0295 251 536, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Leading Researcher Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from June 18)
Tel. 0295 251 106, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communications

Communication Specialist Hannele Ahponen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel +358 50 327 5997, firstname.x.lastname@ymparisto.fi