Finnish Environment Institute

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is both a research institute, and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE's research focuses on changes in the environment, and seeks ways to control these changes. Expertise is based on long-term environmental monitoring, wide-ranging research results, and the Institute's highly-qualified staff.

SYKE's research programmes assess environmental problems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, by integrating socio-economic considerations into scientific research. Research may focus on global environmental issues such as climate change and declining biodiversity, or on regional or local issues.

Examples of arctic and cold climate reseach

  • Global change
  • Contaminants and risks
  • Integrated river basin management
  • Protection of the Baltic Sea
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental policy

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