Monitoring of algal blooms in fresh and coastal waters

Updated 2013-02-02

Project aims to observe the state of algal blooming in summer through a network of observation sites. Monitoring is coordinated by Finnish Environmental Institute and implemented by the regional centres for environment together with private observing personnel.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1998 -
Data collection
1998 -
Data processing
1998 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Marko Järvinen
Finnish Environmental Institute Survontie 9 (Technopolis) 40500 Jyväskylä
+358 400 148 758

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)


Regions studied
Biological effects
Biological effects
Stations or areas where observations are made

Country-wide network of 270 lakes or rivers, 70 sites in the Baltic Sea.

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?
Data stored in a database run by Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).
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.

Intensity of algal blooming is assessed visually in scale of 0-3. Samples are identified for potentially toxic cyanobacteria.

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

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