S/V Ocean Surveyor Reporting From the Bothnian Bay

S/V Ocean Surveyor with crew arrived at the old industry port at Seskarö, an island not far from Haparanda, in the beginning of August. New for this year’s field work is that the launch vessel Ugglan have been equipped with a multibeam echosounder, the EM2040C. After some initial testing and calibration the echosounder proved to … Continue reading S/V Ocean Surveyor Reporting From the Bothnian Bay

Mud on the deck – and in my mouth

Geomari Early in the morning we leave from the Marjaniemi harbour, in Hailuoto, towards west, to Swedish border. We are at the southern edge of the SEAmBOTH project area. Today we were aiming to recover short sediment cores from the deep waters. Why bother, someone could ask? – To understand how the sediment is moving … Continue reading Mud on the deck – and in my mouth

Field stories : Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland mapping the clay canyon together

This week Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland worked together in order to take samples and do mapping on a clay labyrinth found in 2014 from Simo. https://youtu.be/bE5oTsZIejI Video by Jaakko Haapamäki, Metsähallitus. On Thursday morning Metsähallitus and GTK field workers put their heads together and made a plan for taking samples from a clay … Continue reading Field stories : Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland mapping the clay canyon together

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

Working close to human pressures

This Summer the Metsähallitus marine team was working quite close to different kinds of human pressures. We worked most of the time close to the mainland, so we saw a lot more human activities then we normally do, from farther out at sea. In the earlier blogs there has been information about estimating human pressures … Continue reading Working close to human pressures