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  • Björklöf, Katarina; Simola, Reko; Leivuori, Mirja; Tervonen, Keijo; Lanteri, Sari; Ilmakunnas, Markku; Väisänen, Ritva (Finnish Environment Institute, 2015)
    Proftest SYKE in co-operation with the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) carried out the proficiency test (PT) for the measurement of radon in groundwater in May 2015. Two ground water samples were tested, in which one contained high radon concentration (1000–5000 Bq/l) and the other contained lower concentration of radon (<1000 Bq/l). In total 34 participants took part in this PT. Fourteen of the participating laboratories used the liquid scintillation method and 23 used equipment based on gamma spectrometry (Radek MKGB-01). In total 88 % of the results were satisfactory when allowing for 10-25 % variation. This is the same level as in previous round in 2013. The mean of the results measured by STUK with the liquid scintillation counting was used as the assigned value for radon concentration. The evaluation of the results was based on z scores. The results obtained with Radek equipment was systematically about 10 % smaller that results obtained with liquid scintillation technology.
  • Soveri, Jouko; Mäkinen, Risto; Peltonen, Kimmo (Suomen ympäristökeskus, 2001)
  • Leivuori, Mirja; Koivikko, Riitta; Sara-Aho, Timo; Näykki, Teemu; Tervonen, Keijo; Lanteri, Sari; Väisänen, Ritva; Ilmakunnas, Markku (Finnish Environment Institute, 2015)
    Proftest SYKE carried out the proficiency test (PT) for analysis of elements in natural waters and arable soil in April 2015. The measurements were: Al, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, Ti, U, V, and Zn. Four sample types were: synthetic, river and ground water and arable soil samples. In total 27 laboratories participated in the PT. In this proficiency test 89 % of the results were satisfactory when deviations of 10 - 35 % from the assigned values were accepted. Basically, the metrologically traceable concentration, calculated concentrations or the robust mean or mean of the results reported by the participant were used as the assigned values for measurements. The evaluation of the performance of the participants was carried out using z score. In some cases the evaluation of the performance was not possible e.g. due to the low number of the participants or the high deviation of reported results.
  • Kleemola, Sirpa; Forsius, Martin (Finnish Environment Institute, 2015)
    The Integrated Monitoring Programme (ICP IM) is part of the effect-oriented activities under the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, which covers the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The main aim of ICP IM is to provide a framework to observe and understand the complex changes occurring in natural/semi natural ecosystems. This report summarizes the work carried out by the ICP IM Programme Centre and several collaborating institutes. The emphasis of the report is in the work done during the programme year 2014/2015 including: - A short summary of previous data assessments - A status report of the ICP IM activities, content of the IM database, and geographical coverage of the monitoring network - A progress report on dynamic vegetation modelling at ICP IM sites - A progress report on trend assessment for bulk deposition, throughfall and runoff water chemistry and climatic variables at ICP IM sites in 1990–2013 - A progress report on heavy metal trends at ICP IM sites - National Reports on ICP IM activities are presented as annexes.
  • Aksenov, Dmitry; Kuhmonen, Anna; Mikkola, Jyri; Sobolev, Nikolay (Finnish Environment Institute, 2015)
    This report presents the results of an analysis of the characteristics and representativeness of the protected area network in the Barents Region based on a large amount of GIS data. The report evaluates the current state of the protected area network in comparison with the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity that aim to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020 (2010, Nagoya, Japan). Target 11 states that by 2020 at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water areas are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas. This work was done as a part of the Barents Protected Area Network (BPAN) project by national and regional authorities, scientific institutes and nature conservation non-governmental organizations from Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwest Russia. The aim of the BPAN project is to promote the establishment of a representative protected area network in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region to conserve biodiversity of boreal and Arctic nature, particularly forests and wetlands. This report provides for the first time unified and harmonized information on protected areas across national and regional borders covering 13 administrative regions in the four countries, providing a common language to discuss different kinds of protected areas. The information is presented in comprehensive forms as thematic maps, tables and figures. This information is now available to be utilized in nature conservation planning in each participating country, taking into account the trans-boundary connectivity of protected areas. A network of existing and planned protected areas is under constant development in the Barents Region. In March 2013, protected areas covered 13,2% (231 600 km2) of the Barents Region, and national and regional nature conservation plans included establishing a further 59 400 km2 as protected areas, increasing the future level of protection to cover 16,6% of the terrestrial area. In developing protected area networks, the representativeness of forests and wetlands and the connectivity of the protected areas need special emphasis.
  • Juvonen, Sanna-Kaisa; Kuhmonen, Anna (Finnish Environment Institute, 2015)
    В отчете представлены результаты оценки состояния системы особо охраняемых природных территорий (ООПТ) в странах, областях и автономных республиках, входящих в Баренцев Евро-Арктический регион. В качестве инструмента были использованы четыре элемента Программы работы с ООПТ (PoWPA) в составе Конвенции о Биологическом разнообразии (КБР), цель которой – остановить процесс утраты биологического разнообразия к 2020 году. Работа являлась составной частью проекта «Сеть ООПТ Баренц-региона» (BPAN), в котором принимали участие представители правительств, региональных администраций, научно-исследовательских институтов и негосударственных природоохранных организаций Норвегии, Швеции, Финляндии и Северо-Запада России. Цель проекта – способствовать созданию репрезентативной сети ООПТ Баренц-региона, чтобы сохранить биоразнообразие таежной и арктической природы, в первую очередь лесов и водно-болотных угодий. Схема отчетов по оценке работы по программе PoWPA была упрощена и модифицирована для того, чтобы сделать ее практически выполнимой для оценки состояния систем ООПТ в каждой стране, области или республике, входящей в Баренц-регион. Она позволила выяснить, в каких аспектах работы был достигнут прогресс, и какие аспекты нуждаются в доработке. Это послужило основой для подготовки рекомендаций для дальнейших действий по укреплению системы ООПТ в Баренц-регионе в целом. Был выработан общий язык при обсуждении и сравнении систем ООПТ между отдельными регионами, и в каждом их них смогли оценить достижения и недостатки своих систем ООПТ в сравнении с соседними. Система существующих и планируемых к созданию в Баренц-регионе ООПТ находится в состоянии развития. В течение последних лет были созданы несколько новых ООПТ. Вместе с тем, для достижения задач КБР по сохранению биоразнообразия, сформулированных в Айчи, требуются дальнейшие усилия по укреплению системы ООПТ. In this report, results of a regional evaluation on protected areas in the Barents Region are presented. The evaluation was made using the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity as a framework. The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020. The work was done as a part of the Barents Protected Area Network (BPAN) project by national and regional authorities, scientific institutes and nature conservation nongovernmental organisations from Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwest Russia. The aim of the project is to promote the establishment of a representative protected area network in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region to conserve biodiversity of boreal and arctic nature, particularly forests and wetlands. The PoWPA national reporting framework was modified and simplified to make it more suitable to be used as a tool for analysis of the protected area network in the Barents Region. It was used especially to see in which PoWPA goals and targets the Barents Region as a whole had made progress, and in which there was need for further work, and thus make recommendations for future actions in the Region. This enabled also the individual regions to assess in which goals and targets their region had made progress and in which there was need for further development. The reporting framework also provided a common language for interregional discussions and comparisons. A network of existing and planned protected areas is under development in the Barents Region. New protected areas have been established in recent years. However, strong efforts are still needed for strengthening the network of protected areas in order to reach the internationally agreed Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
  • Karjalainen, Satu Maaria; Hellsten, Seppo (Suomen ympäristökeskus, 2015)
    Kitkajärvien monimuotoisuus, ihmisperäiset muutokset ja niiden hallinta (Kitka-MuHa) - projektin tulokset on julkaistu tässä raportissa. Raportissa esitellään Posionjärven ja Kitkajärven tutkimuksen historiaa, järvien ja niihin laskevien jokien ja purojen vedenlaatua sekä rantavyöhykkeen eliöstön monimuotoisuutta ja tilaa. Biologisissa selvityksissä on painotettu haitallisten muutosten kuten rantavyöhykkeen limoittumisen, kasvillisuus- ja kalastomuutosten tarkastelua. Lisäksi esitellään valuma-alueilla tehtävien toimenpiteiden yleissuunnitelma järvien tilan parantamiseen tähtäävien toimien ohjaamiseksi rehevöitymiskehityksen muuttamisen kannalta tärkeimpiin kohteisiin. Raportissa esitellään myös mallinnuksen tulokset, jossa jokien tuomaa ravinnekuormaa ja sen seurauksena ravinnepitoisuuksissa tapahtuvien muutoksien vaihtelua tarkasteltiin koko järvisysteemissä. Projektissa selvitettiin myös Posionjärven ja Kitkajärven alueelle sopivan vesienhoidon toimintamallin ja sen vaatimia toimijaorganisaatioita ja -verkostoja järvien valuma-alueen ja vesistöjen hoidon ja kunnostuksen toteuttamiseksi.
  • Karjalainen, Satu Maaria; Marttila, Hannu; Hellsten, Seppo (Suomen ympäristökeskus, 2015)
    Turvemaiden käytön vesistövaikutukset latvavesistöissä (BioTar) -projektissa valittiin kirjallisuusselvityksen avulla turvetuotannon ja turvemetsätalouden kuormitukselle herkimmät biologiset seurantamenetelmät ja kehitettiin niitä turvemaiden käytön vesistövaikutusten kustannustehokkaaseen ja tarkoituksenmukaiseen biologiseen tarkkailuun pienissä latvavesissä. Lisäksi selvitettiin turvetuotannon ja turvemetsätalouden vaikutuksia latvavesistöjen pohjasedimentin ja kulkeutuvan kiintoaineen laatuun ja määrään sekä kehitettiin arviointimenetelmiä kiintoainekuormituksen tarkasteluun. Projektissa saatuja tuloksia voidaan käyttää muun muassa ekologisen luokittelun edellyttämään, ihmistoiminnasta aiheutuvien muutosten arviointiin. Projektin tuloksia ja ennen kaikkea valittuja menetelmiä suositellaan käytettäväksi jatkossa erityisesti turvetuotannon velvoitetarkkailun suunnittelussa ja edelleen vesienhoidon suunnittelun apuvälineenä.
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  • Kännö Sakari, Pruuki Veijo, Anttinen Pertti, Ahvonen Anssi, Harju Irja (Vesihallitus, 1986)
  • Hallikainen Satu, Ruokanen Irmeli, Viitala Liisa (Vesihallitus, 1986)
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