Remote meeting 20.11.2020

Welcome to the remote November meeting now on Friday 20 November. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

At the meeting, Heidi will discuss the 2020 HELCOM PEG BVOL biovolym update and a new interesting article (Altenburger et al. 2020: Dimorphism in cryptophytes – The case of Teleaulax amphioxeia/Plagioselmis prolonga and its ecological implications. – Sci. Adv. 2020; 6: eabb1611) and its effects on the determination of the sinks concerned.

Heidi and Sirpa have completed the Hearts update and the HELCOM PEG BVOL biovolym update presentation introduces the new taxons included in the list.

In addition, Sirpa Lehtinen and Kristiina Vuorio will tell about the algae monitoring in summer 2020. Raino-Lars Albert and Jere Laine present the club's new website, and Tore Lindholm talks about an armoured linen deposit off the River Aura (Dinoflagellate bloom in the Aura River Mouth).

If you wish to make your own presentation, please inform the Board of hallitus@kasviplanktonseura.fi (18 November). By.

A remote meeting is organized as a Teams meeting, which works at least in the Edge browser without further action. Mozilla browser may ask you to download the Windows app

Regards

Board of the Phytoplankton Society

Summer 2020 risk assessment completed

On Thursday, 4 June 2020, a risk assessment of summer blue algae blooms for the neighbouring regions was published:

The risk of blue algae blooms in Finnish seas, as in last year, is considerable or moderate – the final situation will be determined by the summer weather

https://www.syke.fi/en-FI/News/Releases/Sinilevakukintojen_riski_on_Suomen_meria(57552)

So summer is here again and the blue algae announcement has started as it:

National algae review 4.6.2020: In some areas of the sea blue-green, there are hardly any blue algae observations on the lakes

https://www.syke.fi/en-FI/Ajankohtaista/Levatilannekatsaukset/Valtakunnallinen_levakatsaus_462020_Meri(57514)

THE REST INFORMATION OF THE SEA is happy to receive algae hats – even zero-hats! – even by phone or email. Current algae managers can be found at the bottom of the most recent algae overview (see link above). We would also like to encourage the use of the Observation Transmitter app (see link above).

T. Heidi, Kristiina, Harri & Partners

Autumn Days 2019

Autumn days 2019 will be held at Syke premises in Helsinki (Viikki) wed-Thu 4.-5.12.2019.

Autumn days 4.-5.12.2019


Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), A-talo, Meeting Room, Team A4, Latokartanonkaari 9, Helsinki


Program


Wednesday 4.12.20191
0:00 Welcome coffee, presentation and practical arrangements1
0:15 Heidi Hällfors: Lessons learned on the APC12 course (Advanced Phytoplankton Course) (Roscoff, F
rance 19.5.-8.6.2019): Introduction, ar
moured linens12:00 Lunch (self
-cost)13:00 Heidi Hällfors: Lessons learned in APC12 course: armoured linen (continues), sinks, e
yelash 14:0
0 Coffee 14:30 Marko Järvinen and Kristiina Vuorio: Update of Hearts' i
nland waterway list15:00 Sirpa Lehtinen and Heidi Hällfors: Updating Hearts' sea list and analysing s
ea samples15:30 Kristiina Vuorio and Heidi Hällfors : Instructions for adding taxons and size cl
asses to Hearts16:00 Harmonisation workshop: primarily your own photos and videos (o
r samp
les)-18:0019:00 Dinner (self-cost in a restaurant to be selected later)


Thursday 5.12.20
1909:00 Heidi Hällfors: Lessons learned in APC12 course: contagious, coke phoria, greenish, late
nt11:00 Lunch (self-cost)12:0
0 Satu Zwerver: Threadbare Dolichospermum macrosporumKr
istiina Vuorio: Algae sightings from citizens in summer and autumn 2019 prese
ntations, interesting species observations and articles13:30 Heidi Hällfor
s: Lessons learned in the APC12 course: hiding (continues).15:
00 Coffee, discussion of spring seminar program and final discussion
-15:30


The main focus of Heidi Hällfors' performances is on the identification of the Baltic phytoplankton species. The entry fee for the meeting is 20 €, undergraduate students and pensioner members 10 €, non-members 40 €.
The entry fee includes meeting coffees. Registration via the link below no later than Friday 22 November 2019. The titles of oral presentations can also be reported via the link below.

Autumn days 2018

Autumn days 2018

Intercalibration of phytoplankton

Date: 29.-30.11.2018

Place: Ruissalo Spa

The topics and titles of oral presentations can be reported to Kristiina Vuorio. We would like those who have added species to the EnvPhyto calculation program to introduce the added species at the time reserved in the program. We hope that other oral presentations will be related to phytoplanktonsystematics, species, phytoplankton analysis or microscope function, etc. related to the club's activities. Length of presentations approx. 10-20 minutes. Note. The program allocates time to view phytoplankton images, videos and harmonise species definitions.

Autumn Days 2016

Autumn "camp" 2016

Phytoplankton calculation quality assurance

Date: November 14-15, 2016

Place: Mustard Camp Centre, Sinapintie 74, 20960 Turku

Monday 14 November 2016

10:00 Opening and organizing autumn days

10:15 Pertti Eloranta: Objectives and implementation of phytoplankton analysis

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Kalevi Salonen: Gordion node in phytoplankton calculation can be opened with real-time statistics

14:00 Coffee

14:30 Marja Granvikin: Ergonomic area and break

16:00 Marko Järvinen: Told by the odds – anonymous calculation examples from the register and obligation monitoring

17:00 Dinner

18:00 Liisa Lepistö & Kristiina Vuorio: On the history of phytoplankton calculation and the challenges of the future

18:30 Heidi Hällfors: Interesting audience samples: Coastal green balls

Heidi Hällfors: "HELCOM COMBINE manual phytoplankton instruction update –

changes and needs for change'

19:30 Sauna + Evening snack

Tuesday 15 November 2016

08:30 Breakfast

09:00 Pertti Eloranta: Impact of the calculation method on results

10:00 Kalevi Salonen: Services provided by information technology revolutionise phytoplankton calculation

11:00 Markus Vehniäinen: Quick test for the most common blue-green algae poisons

11:30 Species additions by participants to EnvPhyto, short presentations and microscoppoints of participants

12:00 Lunch and final discussion

13:00 Autumn days program ends

13:00-15:00 Phytoplankton Online Guide Working Group Meeting

The topics and titles of oral presentations can be reported to Kristiina Vuorio. We would like those who have added species to the EnvPhyto calculation program to introduce the added species at the time reserved in the program. We hope that other oral presentations will be related to phytoplanktonsystematics, species, phytoplankton analysis or microscope function, etc. related to the club's activities. Length of presentations approx. 10-20 minutes. Note. The programme allocates time for microscoption of phytoplankton and the harmonisation of species assays.

Mustap Camp Centre (http://www.turunseurakunnat.fi/kirkot-ja-tilat/leirikeskukset/sinapin-leirikeskus) is located in Kakskerra, Turku, and is conveniently accessible by local bus number 15, which leaves turku Market Square.

The cost of the meeting is 100 €, undergraduate students and pensioner members 70 €, non-members 120 €. The price also includes meals and a sauna. Bed linen is not included, but you can take your own sheets and towel with you or rent it from the camp centre for 14 €. Registration via the following link no later than Monday 1 November 2016: https://www.ilmarix.fi/tietoverkko/isoilmari.nsf/ilmoittautuminens?openform&s=n&id=C526790BB73CB1AEC22580190037820C

Spring Days 2016

Spring seminar 23.-24.5.2016

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Tervapääsky, 8th floor

Preliminary programme:

Monday 23 May 2016

10:00 Coffee and welcoming words

10:30 Judit Padisák: The four pillars of phytoplankton success (nutrients, light, defense against grazers, living in suspension)

12:20 Lunch

13:00 Judit Padisák: Phytoplankton community ecology

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Microscopy session

17:30 Annual meeting of the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry

19:00 Dinner (Mamma Rosa, self-cost)

Tuesday 24 May 2016

9:00 Judit Padisák: From species level indication to functional group level

10:30 Judit Padisák: Functional group concepts in phytoplankton ecology

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Judit Padisák: Biogeography and spatial processes of freshwater phytoplankton

14:00 Coffee

14:30 Kalevi Salonen: Vertical migration behavior as a buffer against grazing and nutrient limitation

14:45 Heidi Hällfors: Greetings from a meeting of the HELCOM PEG phytoplankton expert group 25.-29.4.2016

15:30 Final discussion

16:00 Departure

The programme allocates time for microscoption of phytoplankton and the harmonisation of species assays. It is hoped that the participants will bring samples and/or footage for joint viewing and reflection.

The entry fee for autumn days is EUR 60 per person for members, EUR 25 for student and pensioner members and EUR 80 per person for non-members. Price includes: Entry fee and meeting catering, dinner not included. Registration via the following link no later than Thursday 19 May 2016:

https://www.ilmarix.fi/tietoverkko/isoilmari.nsf/ilmoittautuminens?openform&s=n&id=8755E6F3B1593722C2257FA400251E3A