Hydrogeological monitoring

Updated 2013-01-26

Monitoring follows groundwater level and quality as well as changes in soil humidity and frost depth in winter.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1970 -
Data collection
1975 -
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Risto Mäkinen
Finnish Environment Institute Mechelininkatu 34a,00260 PL 140 Helsinki
+358 40 7402549

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled: groundwater level, water chemistry, soil humidity, frost depth. Media sampled/studied/modelled: groundwater, frost.


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

A network of 275 observing stations throughout Finland.

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Finnish Environment Institute Environmental Data System/ Hydrological database
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Monthly hydrological reports online: http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?contentid=422340&lan=en&clan=en. Soveri, J. Mäkinen, R. & Peltonen, K. 2001. Pohjaveden korkeuden ja laadun vaihteluista Suomessa 1975-1999. Suomen ympäristökeskus, Helsinki. Suomen ympäristö 420, 382 s. ISBN: 952-11-0746-4. (In Finnish.) Korhonen, J. & Haavanlammi, E. (eds.) Hydrological Yearbook 2006–2010. Suomen ympäristö 8/2012, Luonnonvarat, 234 s. http://www.ymparisto.fi/download.asp?contentid=135059&lan=fi [accessed 6.11.2012]-
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

-groundwater level: station with 10 sampling tubes, which are sampled twice a month. -groundwater quality: samples from wells, springs or sampling tubes 2-4 times a year. -ground frost: frost stations sampled three times every winter month.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

Other related projects

Hydrological monitoring

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