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How we do it: Organization

If you are familiar with any type of field work, or even other outdoor activities such as camping, you know that there are all types of gear and equipment needed. Not only do we need the appropriate clothing, but also different field computers, hard drives, cameras, GPS devices, safety gear, diving equipment, sampling gear, microscopes, … Continue reading How we do it: Organization

People behind the scenes: Tupuna Kovanen

There are boring and even more boring places, and then there's a bureau. That is, however, where I have landed and spent most of my working days. I'm Tupuna, senior adviser, working at the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) of North Ostrobothnia in Oulu. My professional background is that of a … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Tupuna Kovanen

Special species: Vaucheria

Filamentous algae are those thin fussy-looking, sometimes slimy, algae may find growing on hard substrates where they cover rocks and stones.Some of them though grow on soft bottoms. Examples of these algae that specialize in growing on soft sediments are species of the genus Vaucheria. Vaucheria are yellow-green algae that grow long, tube formed and … Continue reading Special species: Vaucheria

Special Species: Indicators

Indicator species means a species which tells something important about its environment or the environmental conditions where it thrives. Bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus deteriorates in turbid water and the plants move towards the surface to catch more light, blue mussels need at least 4-5 per mill salinity to survive, and Vaucheria sp filamentous algae grow … Continue reading Special Species: Indicators

How we do it: Harmonizing definitions

One task that the SEAmBOTH project took part in solving was trying to harmonize the use of different Natura 2000 nature type descriptions between Finland and Sweden. Yes, there are official descriptions of the nature types from the EU. Yes, there are official translations and national adaptations to the special conditions of the Baltic Sea. But NO, even … Continue reading How we do it: Harmonizing definitions