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People behind the scenes: Waltteri Niemelä

Hey, I’m Waltteri! I work in the Marine Research Centre for the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, where I have worked for about 2.5 years as a researcher. I am involved in many different projects, and in SEAmBOTH, I have been involved in data collation (which means gathering a list of available data with as much information of it as … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Waltteri Niemelä

Rare aquatic beetle found for first time in Sweden

The leaf beetle (Macroplea pubipennis) is an aquatic beetle which has only been known to exist in Finland and China - until now! During the SEAmBOTH inventories of shallow coastal areas, it was finally found here on the northern swedish coast as well. In Finland it has been categorized as "vulnerable" and listed as a … Continue reading Rare aquatic beetle found for first time in Sweden

Field stories: It’s not what you know, it’s how shallow you can go

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

SEAmBOTH in SDBday -satellite derived bathymetry technology and user forum

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