“Would you be my work-Valentine?” The importance of a friend in the field.

Expert work is often lonely - you read reports or scientific papers and write some of your own. Every now and then you get to attend a meeting, sometimes even face-to-face and not only through the Skype. In the field it’s different. We work as a team, and very often as pairs. You have your … Continue reading “Would you be my work-Valentine?” The importance of a friend in the field.

Pygmy waterweed, Crassula aquatica

Pygmy waterweed is true to its name: it’s tiny. It is a teeny weeny annual succulent semiaquatic or aquatic plant that only grows to about 1-5 cm tall. You can find this small and inconspicuous vascular plant from the water’s edge at ponds, lakes, rivers and also brackish water seas like the Bothnian Bay. Its … Continue reading Pygmy waterweed, Crassula aquatica

People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

“Trust me, I’m a geographer.” – The phrase I use quite a lot. It mainly refers to having an internal compass and finding a way around big cities, just because the maps burn easily to my mind. But the second part works also in my work, I’m a geographer. Hi, I’m Leena. I work as … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

Who lives at the bottom of the sea?

The deep sea floors are in constant darkness which means no plants can grow there. But that doesn't mean it's a place empty of life. During the autumn of 2018 SGU (the Geological Survey of Sweden) and partner in the SEAmBTOH project, conducted a survey cruise in the archipelago of Haparanda to map the depths … Continue reading Who lives at the bottom of the sea?