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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
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Ministry of the Environment to grant half a million euros in support for climate change projects

The Ministry of the Environment has opened a call for grant applications for municipal and regional projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by building-specific heating, machinery and equipment use, waste management, fluorinated gas use, transport and agriculture. Around half a million euros in funding has been allocated for the projects.
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Doctoral dissertation: The duration of the ice cover of Finnish inland waters has shortened, and seasonal winter and spring discharges have increased

The duration of the ice cover on Finnish inland waters has shortened due to milder winters. Correspondingly, the seasonal river discharges in winter and spring have increased, reports a new doctoral dissertation. Johanna Korhonen, Development Manager of the Finnish Environment Institute, studied the long-term changes and variability of the winter and spring season hydrological regime in Finland. Her doctoral dissertation will be examined at the University of Helsinki on 22 February.


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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