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Biodegradable plastic polymers in ocean coastal waters – degrader communities and their enzymes (BIPOD)
Project | Published: 2021-03-18

Marine litter, particularly plastic pollution, is one of the key threats for world ocean ecosystems. Petrochemical plastics do not readily biodegrade in the marine environment, but also biodegradable...

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Comprehensive assessment of climate measures in catchments - with system analysis towards carbon-neutral land use (SysteemiHiili)
Project | Published: 2021-03-17

Comprehensive approach towards the overall sustainability of natural resource use The fragmentation of information on climate change mitigation and adaptation and the lack of syntheses make it d...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Comprehensive assessment of climate measures in catchments - with system analysis towards carbon-neutral land use (SysteemiHiili)
EO Applications for Integrated Maritime and Territorial Spatial Planning in the Baltic (BalticAIMS)
Project | Published: 2021-03-17

European directives such as the Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Directive require member states to reach good ecological status in their coastal and inland waters. In the Baltic Sea thi...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > EO Applications for Integrated Maritime and Territorial Spatial Planning in the Baltic (BalticAIMS)
EO FP CUP Water
Project | Published: 2021-03-17

EO for Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive monitoring (Action 2018-2-28) EU Member States are responsible for implementing EU regulations such as the Water Framewor...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > EO FP CUP Water
The discharge and environmental impacts of SBR granules from artificial turfs (TEKONURMI)
Project | Published: 2021-03-17

The most common infill material used in the constructions of artificial football turfs is styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) granulate. Evaluations from other Nordic countries suggest that artificial tur...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The discharge and environmental impacts of SBR granules from artificial turfs (TEKONURMI)
SYKE's management system
Content page | Published: 2021-02-23

Finnish Environment Institute’s (SYKE) management system consists of the rules that guide SYKE’s activities as well as SYKE’s own policies, practices and guidelines. The purpose of the management sys...

SYKE Info > SYKE's management system
Indicators for sustainable urban development - KEKANUA
Project | Published: 2021-02-23

Background The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted at the United Nations Conference Habitat III in Quito 2016 to guide sustainable urban development. It supports the implementation of the Ag...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Indicators for sustainable urban development - KEKANUA
Management system assessment
Content page | Published: 2021-02-23

SYKE’s management team is responsible for SYKE’s management system. The management team assesses the appropriateness and suitability of SYKE’s activities and management system on a regular basis. The...

SYKE Info > SYKE's management system > Management system assessment
Circular Design Network (CircDNet)
Project | Published: 2021-02-18

Project background and objectives With increasing environmental pressures and decreasing resources, we need a transition to a circular economy. When enabling and speeding up circular tran...

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Research for sustainability transformations – Strengthening critical reflection and methodological capacities across disciplines (REFLECT)
Project | Published: 2021-02-01

© Unsplash To address the wicked sustainability problems of our time, actionable knowledge, co-created with multiple stakeholders and actors in societies, is needed. To meet these kn...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Research for sustainability transformations – Strengthening critical reflection and methodological capacities across disciplines (REFLECT)
Snow Cover/Extent Demonstrator from optical Sensors (SEDOS)
Project | Published: 2021-01-25

The objective of SEDOS is to develop, implement and validate snow cover/extent product and the prototype system for their production covering Europe, as a preparative actin for the future EUMETSAT ME...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Snow Cover/Extent Demonstrator from optical Sensors (SEDOS)
Taxa Identification with Machine Learning Enhanced by DNA Metabarcoding (TIMED)
Project | Published: 2021-02-01

Project description Taxa Identification with Machine Learning Enhanced by DNA Metabarcoding (TIMED) proposes combining DNA metabarcoding and optical machine learning in a novel interleaved way t...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Taxa Identification with Machine Learning Enhanced by DNA Metabarcoding (TIMED)
Director General and management team
Content page | Published: 2013-05-06

Mr Leif Schulman , Director General (chairman) Mr Petri Ahlroth , Director of the Biodiversity Centre Mr Tero Eklin , Director of Laboratory Ms Eeva Furman , Director of the Envi...

SYKE Info > Organisation > Director General and management team
Evaluation of the environmental effects of piping materials used in buildings
Project | Published: 2021-01-07

At the moment, copper pipes are not allowed in domestic water networks in eco-labelled houses according to the Swan label. The criteria are the same in all Nordic countries. Dissenting views have bee...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Evaluation of the environmental effects of piping materials used in buildings
ESA Snow Climate Change Initiative (Snow cci)
Project | Published: 2021-01-04

Snow_cci project focuses on generation of homogeneous multi-sensor time series for the main parameters of global snow cover focusing on snow extent and snow water equivalent. To accomplish this, reli...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > ESA Snow Climate Change Initiative (Snow cci)
Mixed use indices and urban fabrics supporting urban planning
Project | Published: 2020-11-27

Objectives Mixed use development refers to a practice where more than one type of activity, such as housing, jobs or services are assigned to the same building, groups of buildings, or area. ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Mixed use indices and urban fabrics supporting urban planning
Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison and Evaluation Exercise (SnowPEx)
Project | Published: 2020-12-22

The main objective of the SnowPEx project is to perform the intercomparison and validation of publicly available global/regional remotely sensed snow products (Snow Cover Extent, Snow Water Equivalen...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison and Evaluation Exercise (SnowPEx)
Global taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of stream macroinvertebrate communities (GloBioTrends)
Project | Published: 2020-12-10

Anthropogenic activities threaten biodiversity at global, regional and local scales. Addressing this situation requires knowledge of the main mechanisms underlying biodiversity patterns. While the th...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Global taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of stream macroinvertebrate communities (GloBioTrends)
Contact information
Content page | Published: 2013-10-29

Tel (switchboard): +358 295 251 000 E-mail: firstname.surname@syke.fi SYKE's visiting and mailing address and business ID Latokartanonkaar...

SYKE Info > Contact information
Advisory board
Content page | Published: 2013-05-06

The advisory board has been appointed by the Ministry of the Environment until 11.11.2022. The advisory board evaluates environmental research and development, supports strategic planning and to...

SYKE Info > Organisation > Advisory board

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