Environmental Symposia


Water at Risk -symposium



 Why Water? Because water risks concern us all. Read the opening blog.



Since 1995, the foundation has arranged symposia on current environmental problems and their potential solutions. The goal of these symposia is to introduce current environmental research being carried out in Finland and elsewhere in the world. Finnish researchers and leading international experts are invited as lecturers.

The symposia provide a forum for discussion for researchers, students, decision makers,  companies as well as seek to heighten the awareness of the general public about topical environmental research and issues.


VII Environment Symposium:  Connecting people and nature - The promise of ecosystem services? in Hanasaari, Espoo, 3.-4. 12.2013.

VI Environment Symposium:  The Global Environmental Change: Messages from Birds was organized together with BirdLife Finland in Hanasaari, Espoo, 17.-19.11.2010.

V Environment Symposium: Alien Species - Environment, Biorisks, Future (organized in collaboration with the Universities of Turku and Åbo Akademi), 18-19.1.2007 in Turku, Finland

IV Environment Symposium: Environmental problems and policies in growing urban areas(organized in collaboration with the University of Helsinki), 8.-9.12.2003 in Espoo, Finland

III Environment Symposium: Man and the Baltic Sea, 2.-3.10.2000 in Espoo, Finland

II Environment Symposium: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Ground Water: Traditional Methods and Possibilities for Gene Technology, 27.-29.8.1998 in Helsinki, Finland

I Environment Symposium: Recent Developments in Cyanobacterial Research, 16.-18.8.1995 in Helsinki Finland