Foto: Nils Ryrholm/Azote
Foto: Nils Ryrholm/Azote

Based on 10 years of modelling experience

The Centre already hosts a strong marine modelling group with the Baltic Nest Institute (BNI), covering physics, biogeochemistry and food-web modelling. For 10 years the BNI Baltic Sea models and decision support system Nest have been the foundation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan, and the nutrient reducing commitments for all the Baltic Sea countries. BNI is also strongly anchored within the scientific community, and have participated in numerous BONUS-research projects.

The new MMG will be based on the experiences and competence of BNI but it will scope a wider range of modelling problems than the BNI that focused primarily only large-scale eutrophication problems. Plans are that the MMG will work along two overarching themes:

Earth system modelling - develop the existing holistic Nest modelling approaches to scale up processes and investigate long-term dynamics (both paleo and climate)

Coastal dynamics - understanding coastal ecosystems including process modelling of ecosystem processes (e.g., interactions between biota and geochemical fluxes) and initiate a development of a coastal high-resolution model that can be used as an infrastructure to many coastal applications.


Introduction and background

Christoph Humborg, Scientific leader, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

About the Marine Modelling Group

Bo Gustafsson, Director of Baltic Nest Institute, Stockholms University Baltic Sea Centre



Mingle in the DEEP lunch room where we celebrate BNI's 10 year anniversary!
Bar at cost price, please bring cash.

About Baltic Seminar

Baltic Seminar is a seminar series aiming to promote current marine issues related to Stockholm University and strengthen its marine research community. All university employees and students are welcome, as well as affiliated who work with marine science!