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Oil spill in-situ burning. © Photo: Lars Poort

New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea

Press release, October 13, 2020 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Aarhus University
A new, free tool for oil spill response at sea is now available online for authorities and local response units. The aim of the tool is to minimize environmental impacts of oil spills in the Arctic and around the world. The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Aarhus University have cooperated in the GRACE project to create a new planning tool to protect the sea.

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Recent monitoring results: The state of the Gulf of Finland better than in the past few years, the Bothnian Sea is becoming eutrophic

2020-10-20
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has again produced an assesment of the state of the coastal waters of the Gulf of Finland and the open sea surrounding Finland from the southern Baltic Sea to the Bay of Bothnia. The state of the Gulf of Finland is better than it has been in the past few years, but the deteriorated state of the Bothnian Sea gives cause for concern.
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MarineFinland.fi - The treasure trove of Finnish marine data

Everything you wanted to know about the Baltic Sea is now in one place. MarineFinland.fi gathers sea data and knowledge from nine Finnish organizations and institutes.

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Good practices for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region
Project identified 21 good practices and recommendations for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals and other pharmaceutical waste and for promoting the rational use of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. Read more: Good practices for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region (helda).

 

Environmental impacts need to be taken into account in nutrition recommendations
Increasing the share of vegetables, legumes, and fish in people’s diets helps mitigate climate change, while reducing the loss of biodiversity. Both nutritional and ecological sustainability need to be considered in the Finnish nutrition recommendations. Read more: SYKE Policy Brief Environmental impacts need to be taken into account in nutrition recommendations (issuu).