In the Map Service, you can find data on species observations, biotopes and habitats as well as environmental variables collected in the VELMU Programme (The Finnish Inventory Programme for Underwater Marine Diversity).







Recent updates


2021-05: Data update; Species observations, threatened species and sampling methods updated with point data from 2020. Updated layers on coastal human activity interpreted using aerial photographs. Added new coastal lagoon map layer.


2020-11: Data update; Species observations, threatened species and sampling methods updated with point data from the SEAmBOTH project from 2019. Species names have been updated. Updated hydromorphological change and ecological status of surface water bodies 2013 with data from 2016. Added data on coastal human activity interpreted using aerial photographs and benthic species distribution models. Removed old data: ship accidents 1989-2017 (HELCOM), oil spills 1998-2017 (HELCOM), harbors, aquaculture, nitrogen and phosphorus point sources, planned coastal wind power 2015, EU Bathing Water Directive beaches.


Future updates

Autumn 2021: Data update