How we do it: estimating human pressures at the Bothnian Bay

The marine environment of the Baltic Sea is fragile and vulnerable due to its unique location and structure. 85 million people live on its catchment area and 15 million of them live within 10 kms from the shoreline. Therefore this has an effect on the marine environment both below and above the sea surface. Even … Continue reading How we do it: estimating human pressures at the Bothnian Bay

How we do it: Arcihpelago days, Perämeren saaristopäivät

There is an annual boating event in the Bothnian Bay national park known as Sarvipäivät. This year Metsäahallitus organized a week-long archipelago event, Saaristopäivät, instead. The week 25.6-1.7.2018 we celebrated the archipelago life, the national park, recreational boating and all things marine in the Northern Bothnian Bay. SEAmBOTH registered the event as a European Maritime … Continue reading How we do it: Arcihpelago days, Perämeren saaristopäivät

How we do it: field excursion to the Bothnian Bay National Park, Finland

Last week the project group made its way from the offices to the nature. Many of the SEAmBOTH partners are forever stuck in the office and don’t do any field work while some of us collect more data at the sea. The aim of the field excursion was to get to know the project pilot … Continue reading How we do it: field excursion to the Bothnian Bay National Park, Finland

Investigating underwater vegetation

What plants grow at the bottoms of the northern Bothnian Bay? What species can you expect to find, and do they differ depending upon location? Inventories of the underwater vegetation are crucial in order to increase the knowledge of the marine environment  of the Bothnian Bay. As part of the SEAmBOTH project, inventories were made … Continue reading Investigating underwater vegetation