Lake-seawiki was created with the aim of sharing information on Finland's lakes and the sea, to raise awareness and promote the protection of our waters. The idea is to do this together, with a positive attitude and non-judgementally.
Founders and maintenance
Lake-seawiki was founded and is maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
The development of Lake-seawiki has been sponsored by Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry. (the Land and Water Technology Foundation). Additional funding has been provided by the EU Life+ fund, as part of GisBloom -project.
Contents of Lake-seawiki
In Lake-seawiki, each lake of over 1 ha has its own page, as does each drainage basin, region, municipality, ELY centre and river basin district. Certain basic information on these pages has been copied from authority databases and cannot be modified. Otherwise, the contents are user-editable and contributions are welcome.
You are free to add your own places of observation, photographs and event information.
Lake-seawiki is not pre-moderated, which means that all user edits are published immediately without verification. Therefore, please note that some of the information on these pages may contain errors. The publishers of Lake-seawiki assume no liability for the correctness of the data. Contributors are personally responsible for the legal conformity of their entries.
How can I participate?
You can participate in Lake-seawiki by, for example, adding detailed information on your local lake, entering your own observations and uploading photos or videos. Please see the Help-section for more instructions.
Each info page includes a Discussion tab for exchanging opinions on that specific topic with other users. Lake-seawiki's general discussion forum, the Village pump, is located in the Interaction section.
To create and edit pages or participate in discussions, you must first register and log in. A valid e-mail address is required for registering.
Lake-seawiki is running on Mediawiki open source software with the Semantic Mediawiki extension.
All software and extensions in use are listed on the Special:Version -page.