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 ( 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:

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:

Spring Days 2015

Spring seminar 2015


University of Jyväskylä, Survontie 9, Ambiotica YAB312, Jyväskylä


Tuesday 26 May 2015:

11:00 Opening words

11:15 Maja Łukomska-Kowalczyk: Introduction: phylogeny, current classification, ecology and distribution of photoautotrophic euglenoids

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Bożena Zakryś: Euglenoid cell morphology

14:00 Bożena Zakryś: Diagnostic futures of euglenoid genera

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Microscoping and demonstrations

16:30 Presentations by the participants

17.30 Annual Meeting of the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry 2015 (Finnish Phytoplankton Society, yearly meeting)

18:30-19:00 Organisation meeting of the Phytoplankton Online Guide Committee, an open event for all participants in the seminar (Organizing meeting of the phytoplankton internet quide editional committee)

20:00 Dinner, restaurant will be selected later

Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

09:00 Bożena Zakryś: Problems with morphological identification

10:00 Bożena Zakryś: Collecting and preparation of euglenoids for morphological identification

11:00 Microscoping and demonstrations

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Maja Łukomska-Kowalczyk: Molecular identification of euglenoids

14:00 Marko Järvinen: "Phytoplankton ProfTest SYKE 10/2014" (Phytoplankton proficiency test 10/2014)

2:30 p.m. Coffee

15:00 Sirpa Lehtinen: "Phytoplankton ProfTest SYKE 10/2014" (Phytoplankton proficiency test 10/2014)

Sirpa Lehtinen

15:30-16:00 Closing words and discussion

Registration and fee: 50€ for regular members, 25€ for student and retired members, additional member fee for new members. DL for registration is May 15, 2015

or go directly to:

Accommodation can be reserved e.g. from the following hotels. Finlandia Hotel Alba (ca 200 m from the university), Omena Hotel Jyväskylä (distance from the university ca 2.5 km), Cumulus (close to railway station, ca 2 km from the university).

More information: Kristiina Vuorio (kristiina.vuorio ( at ] jyu .

Spring Days 2014

Spring seminar 28.-29.4.2014 at Mm Biological Station

The price of the spring seminar is 100.00 euros per person for members (for double rooms) and for non-members 125.00 euros per person. For the student and pensioner members of the club, the price is EUR 50.00 per person. The price includes: Entry fee 50 €, accommodation in double rooms, meals and meeting coffees.

Registrations: If you have any questions, please contact the chairman or secretary. The invoice will be sent to the participants at the time of registration. Entry fee to be paid no later than 15 April 2014.

Autumn Days 2013

Autumn cruise 25.-26.11.2013 from Turku to Nuhkomma

m/s Viking Grace


Note! All times are Finnish time!

Monday 25 November 2013

20:00 Meeting at Viking Terminal in Turku and transfer to ship

21:00 Welcome and initiative discussion on extending the club's activities to latent/outer/other algae (meeting room)

22:00 Free program

Tuesday 26 November 2013

6:30 Breakfast from

9:00 a.m.: Tore Lindholm (ÅA): Åland Small-Scale

Marko Järvinen: CEN standard preparations (lake sampling, biomasses)

12:00 Salad Lunch

13:00 Sirpa Lehtinen (SYKE): Marine Strategy Directive, phytoplankton indicators

Marko Järvinen (SYKE): Ecological classification 2. results of the tour

Marko Järvinen: Certification of samplers

15:00 Final discussion on, among other things, the expansion of the club's operations

17:00 Common dinner (group menu) and free program

19:50 Arrival in Turku

KasPer 2013 training material

On 14-15 May 2013, the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry organised Tvärminne for KasPer training at the Zoological Station. The seminar focused on issues related to the sampling, analysis, identification, use of phytoplankton and perifyton/latents in the classification of ecological status and interpretation of results. The trainers at the event are Marko Järvinen (phytoplankton), biologist Satu Maaria Karjalainen (perifyton/hiding), researcher Kristiina Vuorio (identification of blue algae) and researcher Sirpa Lehtinen (Baltic phytoplankton). The integration material can be downloaded here: