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Background Freshwater habitats are among the most threatened habitat types globally. In the 2007-2012 conservation status assessment of the EU Habitats Directive (Article 17), none of the freshwater, coastal, and groundwater dependent wetland habitats in Europe fully met favourable conservation status, and most are in unfavourable conservation status. Alm ...
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Safeguarding the Saimaa Ringed Seal (LIFE Saimaa Seal)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2018,

... cies that needs strict protection. The most severe threats to the seal population are fishing and disturbance during breeding. Climate change also poses an increasingly serious long term threat. A Finnish national conservation strategy and action plan for the Saimaa ringed seal was adopted in 2011, in order to improve the conservation status of the species. Objec ...
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Background The natural state of mires in Finland has deteriorated as a result of large-scale drainage, the consequent overgrowing of open mires and the isolation of pristine mires. Large-scale drainage has also significantly increased environmental loading (i.e. the leaching of nutrients, suspended solids and organic matter from peatlands to downstream wa ...
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... utside the Natura 2000 sites are mostly commercial forests, where mining districts and claims, peat industry and building also take place. This includes some small conservation areas protected by the Finnish Nature Conservation Act and Forest Law. Some state-owned areas are protected by the decision of the Forest and Park Service of Finland. The land use of the project area (i.e. areas outside the ...
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... ring the seasonal cycle in boreal ecosystem carbon exchange; A demonstration of the mapping of climate indicators in boreal forest zones; and A demonstration of the vulnerability assessment for Finnish municipalities to climate change effects.
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Ex-Situ Conservation of Finnish Native Plant Species (ESCAPE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

... tional seed bank is required to help achieve the target. Objectives The ESCAPE project aims to create a national (Finnish) gene bank for threatened native plants. The gene bank will include vascular plants and bryophytes. Specimens in the gene bank will help preserve biodiversity and be used to improve the ex-situ c ...
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... und One of the main threats to natural habitats in Finland is the drastic change in forests caused by modern forestry management practices. According to the Finnish assessment of the conservation status of the habitats of the Habitats Directive, 70% of forest habitat types are threatened. Most of the herb-rich forest habitat types were evaluated as threat ...
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Baltic Sea Information on the Acoustic Soundscape (BIAS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Background The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s largest semi-enclosed bodies of brackish water. The special geographical, oceanographic and climatological characteristics of the Baltic ecosystem make it highly susceptible to the environmental impacts of human activities at sea and in its catchment area. As a result of this status, the International Mari ...
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Background In 2006, FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) and the Council for Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS) jointly recognized sustainable forest management to be consistent with the Ecosystem Approach. Finland is Europe's most forested country – three quarters of its land ...
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... t significance determination; A web tool for gathering public views and opinions relevant to the EIA process; The creation of the “YVAKO Web service”: a web-platform for EIA in both Finnish and English; and A two-to-three-day training course for different actors in the EIA and SEA fields related to the practices and tools developed by the project.
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Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour porpoise (SAMBAH)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

Background The Baltic Sea subpopulation of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is small and has been drastically reduced in recent decades. The species is listed in Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive as well as in the national red lists of several Member States. This, in combination with a complex of threats and problems that are still fairly po ...
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Assessment tools for detecting the effects of harmful substances, water regulation and climate change will be developed in the Finnish, Norwegian and Russian border region within the project. The aim of the project is to develop tools used by environmental authorities and researchers when assessing the impacts of airborne emissions, regulation of waterways and climate change on the environment. Th ...
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Clean Ladoga

Start date: Jan 12, 2013, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

Identification and introduction of efficient measures for reducing the negative anthropogenic impacts on the ecosystem of Lake Ladoga in order to increase the fish population and to make drinking water quality better.The objectives of the project are to introduce phytoremediation and bio-leaching for environmental rehabilitations and developing environmental protection methods, toestimate biomass ...
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MULTIple Eco-Friendly FORest use: Restoring Traditions (MULTI EFFORT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

... rth Karelia and Republic of Karelia. As a result of the seminar, where the representatives of the government of both Finland and the Republic of Karelia took part, the co-operation between Finnish and Russian authorities in fire management shall be increased; the co-operation between Finnish and Russian authorities in developing fire risk classification in Russia will be enhanced as well as the de ...
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Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives (LakeAdmin)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

... Achievements: The Kick-off meetings for the project and the seminar (Opening conference) took place in Finland, at the premises of the Finnish Environment Institute in Helsinki, 2.-3.5.2012. All partners participated and provided presentations on their goals, aims and situation within lake restoration. As well, about interreg4c prog ...
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... Expected Results: 1. Estimates of game and commercial fish resources and the recreational potential in areas adjacent to the Finnish-Russian border2. Models for sustainable nature use and enhanced reproduction of natural resources in pilot areas3. Mapped ecological corridors, and conservation regimens for them. Feasibility ...
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Restoration of transborder salmonid rivers

Start date: Apr 9, 2013, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

The idea of the project is to create conditions for restoration of the salmonid stocks in the Lieksa, Tohmajoki, Hiitola and Lososinka rivers by means of research, planning and education.A new business model will provide a platform for commercial synergy of the companies operating in the timber, bio energy and construction industries in the programme region.The activities include developing a prod ...
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Cross-Border Move for Health

Start date: Feb 4, 2013, End date: Dec 4, 2014,

Objective of the projectThe objective was to increase the knowledge of health and wellbeing of the children and the youth in North Karelia and in the Republic of Karelia and to increase the physical activity of adapted physical activity -groups in the area. Main activities1. Developing new practices for increasing overall physical activity.2. Producing education materials and reports of seminars.3 ...
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Winter navigation risks and oil contigency plan (WINOIL)

Start date: Nov 30, 2012, End date: Nov 29, 2014,

The overall objective is to increase understanding of oil pollution prevention measures, improve the joint emergency cross-border procedures in oil accident, and to mitigate the risks related to ship navigation in ice conditions prevailing in the Gulf of Finland. Objectives are targeted by two main issues: to update and develop the pollution combatting contingency plan between Russia and Finland r ...
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The aim of the project is to link the findings of the project to the outcomes of the earlier projects to support decision making by producing tools for marine spatial planning and management, including demonstrating a prototype of a marine spatial planning tool for decision making at an international, national and regional level. The aim is to test the possibilities of current technology to produc ...
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Background Aggregate is the common term for crushed bedrock and mineral soils used for construction purposes like infrastructure works and concrete production. Aggregate production is one of the largest industry sectors in Finland. In the Tampere region in southern Finland, extracted rock aggregates may contain high concentrations of arsenopyrite (FeAsS) ...
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Intelligent Road

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Jun 29, 2014,

The aim of the project is to come up with the concept of a sustainable Intelligent Road System that would offer updated local information as to the road surface conditions for those who are on the road. Such a system should also be easy to promote from a marketing point of view. Another aim is to support the development of the traffic operating environment in the northern parts of Scandinavia, to ...
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Eco-efficient tourism

Start date: Apr 18, 2012, End date: Apr 17, 2014,

... to elaboration and publication of the guidelines and guidebooks on how to implement the models developed into practice.One of the important practical results was the adaptation of corresponding Finnish practices in sustainable tourism to Russian realities. In this regard the publication “Guidelines on establishment and management of open-use recreation areas” has become a good visibility material. ...
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Rivers and fish - our common interest

Start date: Mar 21, 2011, End date: Mar 20, 2014,

... r of measures, a good ecological condition and increased biological diversity in the RIFCI project's target rivers River Mustajoki/Tchornaja, River Rakkonlanjoki/Selesnevka, River Gladyshevka (former Finnish name Vammeljoki), their tributaries and the surrounding nature, including the coastal area of the eastern Gulf of Finland. To enhance environmental awareness and responsible behaviour towards ...
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Background European Union policy aims to minimise the use of pesticides even though the recent trend has not shown any significant decrease in its application. Pesticide use is particularly linked to climate, land use and technological changes in the northern crop production areas. The EU pesticides legislation is currently undergoing reform and has requ ...
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Background River ecosystems throughout Europe have been severely impacted by engineering projects for flood protection, navigation, water supply and hydroelectricity. It is estimated that less than 20% of Europe’s rivers and floodplains are in their natural state. Sustainable river restoration, which re-establishes ecosystems and their functions, serves ...
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... ing vegetation and forest fires. In general, residential combustion and the transportation sector accounted for around 80-90% of black carbon emissions in Finland. Coordinating beneficiary the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) collaborated with three associated beneficiaries - the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austri ...
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The Baltic Sea Basin is an area of intensive, and intensifying agricultural production. There are about 36 million units of cattle, 67 million units of pigs, and 190 million units of poultry in the region. (Gren, I.-M. et al., 2008: Cost of nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea - technical report). Intensifying and concentration of animal production has resulted in environmental problems caused by ...
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The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and its Action Plan requires cooperative actions on the transposition of EU Directives and defines the MSFD as the strategic, horizontal action. Implementation of MSFD in Member States is in the phase of drafting initial assessments, determination of good environmental status (GES), establishment of targets and indicators, and establishment and implementat ...
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Baltic environment, food and health: from habits to awareness (FOODWEB)

Start date: Dec 31, 2010, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

This project contributes to Central Baltic programme.We focus on the priority 3, Attractive and dynamic societies, from two perspectives: the impact of the Finnish and Estonian and Latvian food production onto sustainable healthiness of the Baltic Sea environment and environmental safety of the food originating from our mutual Baltic food shed. The direction of support of maintaining and improvin ...
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Oil transportation in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland poses transnational risks to the marine environment. Maritime oil transportation is also vulnerable to security threats, an area of less attention in the Baltic Sea. Traditionally, improvements to maritime safety regulation have realized only after major accidents. Post-accident policies are not very comprehensive and may be biased by the ch ...
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Benchmarking on contaminated sites (BECOSI)

Start date: Nov 30, 2010, End date: Nov 29, 2013,

The industrial heritage of the Central Baltic countries has caused countless areas with contamination from chemicals and from waste. The contamination is a severe threat and because of that there is a direct need to decrease the risks for environment, human health and economy caused by contaminated sites. Finding solutions is a joint issue for all Central Baltic countries. The environmental sta ...
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Maritime transport constitutes a vitally important part of trade and services for the countries around the Baltic Sea and Europe. Baltic shipping is constantly growing and some of the busiest shipping routes in the world go through the Baltic Sea. Consequently, the sensitive environment of the Baltic Sea is threatened by increasing pollution from the shipping industry. Through international agreem ...
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BERAS Implementation offers a response to the challenges to achieve a good environmental status in the Baltic Sea, reinforce sustainable agriculture and enhance rural development in the region.Objectives:Contribute to solving the problem of excessive nutrient losses from agricultural through introduction of conversion to Ecological Recycling Agriculture (ERA) in all countries of the BSRDevelop a s ...
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Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (BALTADAPT)

Start date: Jun 10, 2010, End date: Sep 9, 2013,

... c of climate change, and a group of research institutions at the cutting edge of applied science in the region. The German Federal Environment Ministry and Federal Environment Agency, the Finnish Environment Institute as well as the CBSS Secretariat are paying project partners. The project counts also with the direct support of the Danish Energy Agency, who is in charge of coordinating this priori ...
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Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (SUBMARINER)

Start date: Jun 10, 2010, End date: Sep 9, 2013,

The Baltic Sea faces significant challenges: fishery declines, severe marine pollution, the effects of climate change as well as an increasing competition for space. At the same time new scientific and technological developments provide opportunities for innovative uses of marine resources which do not only have the power to generate sustainable regional economic development but also proactively c ...
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The Nordic tradition of weather radar networking is transnational by its very nature. The main stage project developed this further by creating the world's most advanced international weather radar network. The BALTRAD network is decentralized, preserving the partnership's transnational integrity. In practice this means that each partner exchanges data from its weather radars with other partners o ...
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Healthy, self sustaining migratory salmonid (trout and salmon) stocks and lampreys are excellent indicators of good condition of river environment. A good salmonid river must be free of obstacles for migration. There must be enough spawning and nursery areas and they must be free of silt and other suspended solids. The aim of the project is to spread the best practices of river catchment managemen ...
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Chemical Munitions Search & Assessment (CHEMSEA)

Start date: Jun 8, 2011, End date: Mar 7, 2013,

Around 55 000 tons of chemical warfare agents (CWA) were dumped into the Baltic Sea after the World Word II. Official dumpsites are Bornholm Deep and Gotland Deep, but there is evidence for their presence also in other places on the seafloor. Their metal shells are corroding and leaking to the environment at a rate that has not been measured so far. Moreover, a large-scale leakage in case of distu ...
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Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food production sector during the last two decades. In the Baltic Sea region, though, the industry has stagnated or even decreased. The goal for the Aquabest project is to change this trend. However, the future growth in aquaculture production has to be built on sustainable practices and technologies.Aquabest aims to: 1. Start a self-evaluation of the envir ...
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