Sustainable use of marine areas

SYKE processes underwater natural data to support decision-making and develops research-based multidisciplinary solutions to promote the sustainable use of seas. We conduct multisectoral research in marine ecosystem services, blue economy, climate change and the biodiversity of marine nature. We are also involved in international cooperation to support the sustainable use of seas in other marine areas than the Baltic Sea.

We are responsible for the expert work and research required by the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and the Nature Directive and we explore various options for collecting, analysing and presenting marine data from the perspective of societal influence.

Photo: Ilkka Lastumäki

Key projects

Underwater marine biodiversity and its protection

Sustainable use of marine areas and training

Marine ecosystem services and ecosystem accounting

Blue economy and protecting the biodiversity of marine nature in a changing climate

Publications

Underwater marine biodiversity and its protection

Sustainable use of marine areas and training

Marine ecosystem services and ecosystem accounting

Blue economy and protecting the biodiversity of marine nature in a changing climate

Tools

 

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Head of Unit Riku Varjopuro

 

New research shows areas where offshore wind power can be built without major damage to marine nature 2022-01-21
Areas suitable for offshore wind power have been mapped in a new study. In the best areas, the production of wind energy is profitable, but the disadvantages for both people and marine nature remain small. Suitable areas were found in all marine areas.
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Published 2021-12-31 at 15:18, updated 2021-12-31 at 17:36
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