DESCRIPTION OF ACTION
VELMU 2 continues the inventory of abiotic (geological, physical and chemical) and biotic (species and habitats) characteristics of the marine environment. The aim of the inventories is to identify hot-spots of functional and species diversity, and sites where species requiring particular protection occur. The material collected by the project is used in the assessment of threatened habitat types (completed in 2018), in the report on the status of Finland’s marine environment (published in 2018) and in the assessment of threatened species (completed in 2019). The assessments also assess the impact of human activities on threatened species.
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT AND FUNDING
Budget funding from the State budget
Annual average budget of EUR 1.3 million (a total of EUR 11.1 million in 2011–2018)
MAIN IMPLEMENTING PARTY AND CONTACT
Ministry of the Environment and Finnish Environment Institute