The field season of 2018 is coming to an end for SGU and Ocean Surveyor, which in a couple of days will anchor for the winter in the port of Slagsta, in lake Mälaren in the vicinity of Stockholm. The coast of Haparanda in the Bothnian Bay has presented us with many challenges, with its … Continue reading Field season 2018 – SGU
Latvasilmu osk Ympäristöpalvelut worked this summer for Lapland and North Ostrobothnia ELY centres carrying out SEAmBOTH field surveys at Natura2000-reserves in Bothnian Bay area. I will remember this years field surveys in Bothnian Bay not from the endless heatwave but because of all the challenges that we had to conquer resulting from working in shallow … Continue reading Field stories: It’s not what you know, it’s how shallow you can go
Even with ‘traditional’ mapping methods maintaining a crucial role in biological conservation, emerging new technologies enable us to work to a larger degree behind a computer screen. The increased quality and availability of satellite images is something that we are interested to utilize in SEAmBOTH. The plus side for satellite images is that they are … Continue reading SEAmBOTH in SDBday -satellite derived bathymetry technology and user forum
Every year the teachers of Finland gather for the Environmental Education days. The aim of the event is to bring new ideas to daily teaching of environmental education to kindergarten kids, elementary school children, high school teenagers or any other group of people they might be teaching. The event takes place in different localities every … Continue reading Teaching the teachers
GTK´s Marine Geology unit started SEAmBOTH-field work in early June. First R/V Geomari did acoustic-seismic soundings and then some sampling work in Kemi river estuary. Our smaller vessel Gridi started her work in early August, first in Kemi river estuary and then the Krunnit area. Be prepared, expect worst and after all, you might … Continue reading Field stories: Offshore again
10 days ago our research ship Ocean Surveyor left our previous project on a bank in the middle of the Baltic sea where we have been surveying geology and habitats since early summer. After a three-day transit we arrived to the northern most outpost of the Swedish marine waters, Haparanda in the Bothnian Bay. This … Continue reading SGU finally arriving at the scene for our first week of field work!
Metsähallitus marine team has just found a hidden underwater gem: Simo, Finland. We have been roaming the river estuary and the islands near the shore, the inland lagoons and the island flads, for two weeks now, and been astonished. Regardless of the method - scuba diving, wading, SUP-boarding, drone, video, rake or snorkeling - we stumbled upon … Continue reading Special places: Simo, Finland