Practice makes a professional

New field surveyors of field season 2019 are learning the drop video technique at Metsähallitus field boat. Photo by Sjef Heijnen, Metsähallitus. Biological field season at sea always starts around June. New people come to work, some of them for the first time. There are also interns who haven’t even finished their university or other … Continue reading Practice makes a professional

People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

“Trust me, I’m a geographer.” – The phrase I use quite a lot. It mainly refers to having an internal compass and finding a way around big cities, just because the maps burn easily to my mind. But the second part works also in my work, I’m a geographer. Hi, I’m Leena. I work as … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

How we do it: Use of Earth Observation for monitoring of aquatic environment

The Sentinel satellites of the European Union’s Copernicus programme have brought the monitoring of aquatic environment to a new era. These satellites offer frequent overpasses, long term availability of images and good data quality, which enables building powerful new monitoring tools. Earth Observation (EO) satellites capture optical or microwave images of the Earth. The optical … Continue reading How we do it: Use of Earth Observation for monitoring of aquatic environment

People behind the scenes: marine geologist Peter Slagbrand

I’m a marine geologist with the Geological Survey of Sweden in Gothenburg. At the moment I go through the data we collected last year to see what remains to be done this field season. We plan to spend four weeks in the Swedish pilot areas surveying with multibeam and sub-bottom profiler and sampling the seabed. … Continue reading People behind the scenes: marine geologist Peter Slagbrand