Rare aquatic beetle found for first time in Sweden

The leaf beetle (Macroplea pubipennis) is an aquatic beetle which has only been known to exist in Finland and China - until now! During the SEAmBOTH inventories of shallow coastal areas, it was finally found here on the northern swedish coast as well. In Finland it has been categorized as "vulnerable" and listed as a … Continue reading Rare aquatic beetle found for first time in Sweden

SEAmBOTH in SDBday -satellite derived bathymetry technology and user forum

Even with ‘traditional’ mapping methods maintaining a crucial role in biological conservation, emerging new technologies enable us to work to a larger degree behind a computer screen. The increased quality and availability of satellite images is something that we are interested to utilize in SEAmBOTH. The plus side for satellite images is that they are … Continue reading SEAmBOTH in SDBday -satellite derived bathymetry technology and user forum

Teaching the teachers

Every year the teachers of Finland gather for the Environmental Education days. The aim of the event is to bring new ideas to daily teaching of environmental education to kindergarten kids, elementary school children, high school teenagers or any other group of people they might be teaching. The event takes place in different localities every … Continue reading Teaching the teachers

The marine life of Bothnian Bay met the people of Bothnian Bay – Skärgårdsfesten in Piteå 2018

Last Saturday a day to celebrate the archipelago was hosted at the beautiful harbour Västra Kajen in Piteå . We, marine biologists from the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, were there to bring SEAmBOTH and the marine life to the visitors. Photo by Linnea Bergdahl, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten Photo by Linnea Bergdahl, County … Continue reading The marine life of Bothnian Bay met the people of Bothnian Bay – Skärgårdsfesten in Piteå 2018

Pooki Flakkaa – Raahe Maritime Festival 2018

The Metsähallitus SEAmBOTH-team took part in the Raahe Maritime Festival 14th to 15th of July. The event was organized for the fourth time and thousands of visitors attended, the official estimate was 19 500 visitors! Photo by Noora Kantola, Metsähallitus. The weather was absolutely beautiful during the whole Festival! Sun was shining, there was hardly any … Continue reading Pooki Flakkaa – Raahe Maritime Festival 2018