Human impact modelling typically seeks to assess how strong the cumulative impact (Fig. 1.) of anthropogenic ecological stressors is on the ecosystem, i.e. where nature is experiencing stress due to human activities. Impact modelling might in some cases assess the impact of only one specific stressor or activity; in other cases the ecosystem and its … Continue reading How we do it: modelling anthropogenic pressures
One of the things we do in the SEAmBOTH project is to produce maps which can help us identify valuble areas in the sea. Becuase we know that valuable areas are those that we should not destroy, those we should take extra care of to ensure the sea remains healthy and in good status. Therefore … Continue reading What is valuable nature?
The today's and future status of the northern Bothnian Bay is to a large extent decided by the laws regulating activities in and around it and the regulations stating what quality of environment we want and don't want. The sea is the same but the legal framework looks different in Sweden and Finland. One thing … Continue reading One Bothnian Bay, and a sea of laws regulating it…
What do you get when you give paints, sticks and canvases to a bunch of SEAmBOTH stakeholders and tell them to drip, drop, slam, splatter and splurge us a better and a healthier Bothnian Bay? You get a triptyck of three individual, yet still connected paintings with beautifully balanced colors and patterns, that look like … Continue reading How we do it: Empowering the stakeholders
Summer of 2019 was my first experience of diving into a life of a marine biologist. My name is Eveliina and I’m studying biology in the University of Oulu. I got to spend the summer as a trainee for SEAmBOTH and also collect data for my master’s thesis in the Bothnian Bay. My thesis concentrates … Continue reading How we do it: Diving into human pressures
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
Zonation is a quantitative decision support tool for spatial conservation planning, developed for solving various problems around spatial management and resource allocation. Zonation was developed in CBIG – Conservation Biology Informatics Group in the department of Biosciences of the University of Helsinki. The team was led by the professor Atte Moilanen who is currently part … Continue reading ZONATION – PLANNERS´ LITTLE HELPER