Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
The Finnish Environment Institute (also known as SYKE) is both a research institute and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE's research focuses on changes in the environment and seeks ways to control these changes. SYKE assesses environmental problems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, by integrating socio-economic considerations into scientific research. SYKE also serves as the national centre for environmental data in Finland. The data stored in SYKE's information systems is widely used for environmental monitoring, environmental modeling, forecasting and impact analysis.
The Marine Research Center at SYKE aims at producing information and new solutions that help decision-makers promote the protection and sustainable use of the Baltic Sea. SYKE integrates a wide spectrum of marine research, catchment research, climate change research and socioeconomic research. Multidisciplinary research makes use of observations, experimental research, numerical models, prognoses and socio-economical studies.
A team of scientists at the Marine Research Center at SYKE have since 2008 been working on different project dealing with algal lipids. The main questions have been to find out how environmental conditions affect the lipid profile and how lipid content can be optimized.
SYKE is a partner in the SUBMARINER project (see role here).
Phone: +358 40 1823316
Erik Palménin aukio 1, P.O. Box 140
Helsinki 00251, Finland
Abstracts Algae Cooperation Event
Quantification of neutral lipids in phytoplankton cultures with the Nile Red fluorescence method - K. Natunen, J. Seppälä, K. Spilling & T. Tamminen
Monitoring and controlling an algae cultivation process - S. Nenonen, J. Seppälä, K. Spilling & T. Tamminen
Large-scale cultivation of phytoplankton algae in the Baltic Sea Region - J. Seppälä, K. Spilling & T. Tamminen
Macroalgae controlling nutrient content in eutrophic waters: Pilot study in the Finnish coast - M. Suutari, K. Spilling, J. Seppälä, K. Kostamo & E. Leskinen
Biofuel from microalgae: optimizing growth and lipid production in Phaeodactylum tricornutum - N. Virkkala, E. Salo, K. Spilling, J. Seppälä, T. Tamminen