Bottom of the sea offers photographs, satellite imagery and many other types of interesting information for people interested in marine matters. © Mats Westerbom / Metsähallitus is a new map for mariners

Press release February 8, 2019, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the Natural Resources Institute Finland, Metsähallitus, the Geological Institute of Finland, the Finnish Heritage Agency, the Brahea Centre at the University of Turku, the maritime spatial planning coordination group and the Government of Åland
Will your boat trip take you past any places of interest? Where are the nearest guest harbours? What will the weather conditions be like for sailing? Has any cyanobacteria been spotted in the sea near your holiday home? For the answers to these questions and many more, visit, a new online service. Read more about

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2019-02-08 is a new map for boaters, people with holiday homes and anyone on the coast. The service provides information generated by several Finnish organisations on topics such as the weather and conditions at sea, guest harbours, places of interest and nature and the state of environment. It also offers photographs, satellite imagery and many other types of interesting information.


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Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of chemical spills in the Baltic Sea

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This publication resulting from the project is intended to guide authorities responsible for post-spill environmental monitoring and assessment, and to help them to understand how complex issues they might be dealing with due to the wide range of chemicals currently transported. The main goal of the publication is to create better preparedness for establishing an effective post-spill monitoring programme especially in the Baltic Sea, area and it is primarily targeted at decision-makers responsible for the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring after a sudden chemical spill at sea. Read more