Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
The Finnish Environment Institute (also known as SYKE, after the Institute's Finnish acronym) is both a research institute, and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE forms part of Finland's national environmental administration, and mainly operates under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, although the Institute's work related to water resources is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. SYKE employs approximately 700 professionals. SYKE’s job is to protect the environment and to apply cross-disciplinary research and competence to problem-solving.