Monitoring of small catchment areas

Updated 2013-02-02

Runoff, precipitation, snow water equivalent and frost depth are measured from catchment areas of 0.07-122 kmĀ² in area. Water quality, suspended solids and nutrient load is also monitored in part of the areas. The aim is to produce long-term data series for research with special focus on the effects of land on runoff and water quality. Project is managed by Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1958 -
Data collection
1958 -
Data processing
1958 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Jarmo Linjama
Finnish Environmental Institute Mechelininkatu 34a, 00260 Helsinki
+358 400 148 825

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.

runoff, water quality, nutrients, suspended solids.


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

35 measurement sites across the country, 14 sites include suspended solids and nutrient measurements.

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 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.

-runoff: measuring weir. -water quality: automatic station/water sample.

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, Hydrogeological monitoring, Hydrometeorological monitoring.

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