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Algal bloom monitoring June 7, 2018: This year's cyanobacterial bloom monitoring has started - 20 years of Finnish algal situation reporting

Press release 2018-06-07 at 13:13
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© Picture: Ilkka Lastumäki / itameri.kuvat.fi

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has this week started its annual cyanobacterial bloom situation reporting. In lakes only small amounts of cyanobacteria have been observed at a few locations. In Finnish sea areas no cyanobacterial blooms have been observed this week. Citizens can participate in the 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). SYKE will provide weekly reports of the cyanobacterial bloom situation until the beginning of September. The Finnish national algal situation reporting was commenced 20 years ago, in 1998.  More in Finnish 

Large map of the week's 23 algal situation

Risk assessment of blue-green algae blooms:

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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
Tel. 0295 251 114, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Leading Researcher Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel. 0295 251 106, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

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


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