People behind the scenes: Jaakko Haapamäki

When working in the field of marine conservation, at some point someone usually ask you is if you are a biologist or a geographer. I’m neither as I am an environmental planner, which means that I know a bit about both fields. I first started by doing marine field work for Centre for Economic Development, … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Jaakko Haapamäki

Unique habitats: Artificial Reefs

An artificial reef by definition is a man-made underwater structure usually built for a purpose of promoting marine life. It is widely accepted in the scientific community that artificial reefs are very beneficial. They can increase local populations such as algal growth, coral reefs and fish. They also can prevent coastal erosion and force waves … Continue reading Unique habitats: Artificial Reefs

Is our most valuable nature also our most endangered?

We did two exercises in the SEAmBOTH project. First, we used the MOSAIC tool to determine how valuable certain nature types or habitats are. The tool lets experts consider different aspects of the nature type, for example, how critical this environment is to a certain species’ specific events of life, like spawning, or if this … Continue reading Is our most valuable nature also our most endangered?

People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

Hi everybody! I’m Suvi and I’m a physical geographer working for Metsähallitus. I think Elina explained quite well the background of a geographer and how we view the world and our work (check the blog here). Sushi for lunch! (Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus). I also studied quite a bit of biology (mostly ecology) in … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen

I´m a marine (bio)geographer and I have a background in physical geography. When I usually mention that I´m a geographer, people instantly think of me being someone who colours maps (for instance my friends and parents) and knows all the capital cities of the world. While that stereotype might hold true for some part, being … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen