Environmental measurements

Common environmental researches in the whole BSP area.

Programme coordinator

Ms Hanna Numminen


E-mail:   hanna.numminen@edupori.fi
Address: Porin Lyseon lukio

Annankatu 5, 28100 Pori, Finland

Programme details

Programme details

Common environmental researches in the whole BSP area.

Methods used: bioindicators, physical and chemical analyses.
Outside partners: industrial, municipal and scientific laboratories.
Now going on: Pine Needle Project,  Moss Bag study


The Pine Needle Project (Hanna Numminen)

The samples are taken from the Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris) two-year-old needles The state of the wax layer upon the needles are observed by scanning electron microscope pictures from lip cells and from measurements of the total sulphur contents by the X-ray fluorescence method. For these studies, we get help from the industrial laboratories of Huntsman Pigments (earlier Kemira Pigments, Sachtleben Pigments) and of Outotec. The participants in the Pine Needle Project get a report that includes the measurement results of all participating schools. The project started in 1995 and we get samples from 18 schools anf from 10 countries.


Moss Bag Research (Anne Kettunen)

Moss is the most efficient of all kinds of materials to absorb air impurities. Moss bag research is a good way to study local air quality. Purified the moss (sphagnum) in hair nets is hanging outside on tree branches in the sampling places for two months.We measure the cadmium and lead contents with the help of Huntman Pigments laboratories from dried moss by (graphite oven) atomic absorption spectrophotometer


Chemical Water Analysis Project 2004-2014 (Anja Hokajärvi)

(total nitrogen [Ntot] and total phosphorus [Ptot] in different parts of the Baltic Sea

We got water samples from the Baltic Sea drainage basin and they were measured in Marine Research Center of Finnish environment Institute. The participants got the report.


Report 2018 (will come at the end of the year!)


Report 2017


Report 2016


Report 2014


Connection to UN-G  lobal Sustainable Development Goal no 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss