Outreach

BEAM networking and collaboorations

BEAM Outreach

Spreading high-level Baltic Sea knowledge

Through participation of BEAM researchers at several national events, international conferences, workshops and symposia, and in international working groups, the objectives and research ideas of BEAM are presented to a wide audience.

BEAM scientists are also active in advising governmental agencies and organisation in Sweden and abroad on issues related to marine environmental quality and management.

In order to spread BEAM results outside the academy, popular scientific articles of various kinds are written and distributed on webpages, through pressreleases and newsletters. BEAM researchers also contribute in interviews and articles produced by other sources. 

Platforms for collaboration and education

In order to strenghten the collaboration within existing Baltic Sea research-groups, BEAM works to intensify communication and cooperation to stimulate inter-project and interdisciplinary research, with an emphasis on younger researchers. Within BEAM various courses, seminar series and workshops have been held with students or younger researchers as the main target. Read more

 

How will current research strengthen ecosystem-based management of our sea?

How will current research strengthen ecosystem-based management of our sea?

LATEST RESEARCH NEWS FROM BEAM. After BEAM was prolonged through 2015 over 4 MSEK were used for projects in BEAM's sphere of interest. The funded researchers have now summarized their work.

Impact of climate change on the marine environment, group picture at Askö

How is a changing climate linked to my Baltic Sea research?

During a one-week course 16 well-renowned experts connected climate change to our most studied Baltic Sea issues, such as; biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle and food web structures. It resulted in equipping 20 young researchers from all around the Baltic Sea with new problem-solving skills and knowledge that might help develop strategies for a sustainable Baltic Sea management.

BEAM Brochure Fall 2014

University Baltic Sea research in short

What are the effects of brominated substances on marine wildlife? How does regulation to decrease eutrophication look in Baltic Sea countries? Why can trawling lead to toxic pollution? These are some of the issues that scientists in a large research program at Stockholm University work with.

Legal frameworks for an ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea

Are the regulations that steer Baltic Sea management ecosystem-based?

Using an ecosystem approach in managing for example fisheries and eutrophication seems to be something that most Baltic Sea countries strive for, but how is that implemented in the binding laws and regulations? To illuminate that was the purpose of the conference Towards an ecosystem-based legal framework for the Baltic Sea held at Stockholm University on October 7th 2014.

BEAM publications 2010-2013

Science for ecosystem-based adaptive management of the Baltic Sea

Since 2010 science within the strategic research programme Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management, BEAM, has been conducted with the common aim to support ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea environment. Recently 25 BEAM-researchers gathered for 1,5 day’s scientific workshop to present new results and discuss potential future developments.

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Films of Baltic Sea science

BEAM has produced videos of lectures, reviews, meetings and courses for the past two programme years. The aim is to offer current and informative films to other researchers, students and all interested in the development of the Baltic Sea.

BEAM Research summaries 2013

BEAM science has been conducted since 2010 and on the annual meeting held in November 2013 all on going projects were presented and a series of popular scientific articles and films of seven of the projects were produced to make sure the knowledge was made available to a larger audience. 

BEAM events

  • Sea change: social-ecological co-evolution in Baltic Sea fisheries DISSERTATION Jonas Hentati-Sundberg, Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Bio-optics, satellite remote sensing and Baltic Sea ecosystems Therese Harvey at the Department of ecology, environment and plant sciences will defend her thesis "Bio-optics, satellite remote sensing and Baltic Sea ecosystems: Applications for monitoring and management"
  • Fate of perfluoroalkyl acids in the aquatic environment Marko Filipovic, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry
  • Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle Welcome to the academic dissertation: Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle. The role of meiofauna, macrofauna, oxygen and aggregates by Stefano Bonaglia, Department of Geological Sciences.
  • Baltic Seminar & Baltic Bar Welcome to the first Baltic Seminar, with focus on excellent marine science at Stockholm University. The seminar will be followed by a Baltic Bar.
  • BEAM gets an extra year On December 10, BEAM arranged an open meeting to inform about the research program with emphasis on possibilities for 2015. It gathered about 35 Baltic Sea experts from various fields.
  • BEAM Scientific Workshop The aim of this two-day workshop is to synthesize new findings within the BEAM research areas; nutrient enrichment, laws and management, climate change, hazardous substances and ecosystem functioning, into a holistic overview. It is also an opportunity to give input of possible developments within the research areas, listen to inspiring key-notes and mingle with colleagues.
  • Are the regulations that steer Baltic Sea management ecosystem-based? Using an ecosystem approach in managing for example fisheries and eutrophication seems to be something that most Baltic Sea countries strive for, but how is that implemented in the binding laws and regulations? To illuminate that was the purpose of the conference Towards an ecosystem-based legal framework for the Baltic Sea held at Stockholm University on October 7th 2014.
  • Dissertation: Martina Kadin Seabirds as food for thought: An integrative study on seabird ecology and ecosystem services in changing marine systems
  • BEAM modeling course Modeling as a tool to study the Baltic Sea ecosystem - Possibilities and challenges
  • Filmed lectures: Modeling as a tool to study the Baltic Ecosystem In March 2013 about 20 Swedish and international participants on the BEAM course Modeling as a tool to study the Baltic Ecosystem, were offered lectures by over ten experts from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Below are filmed lectures that cover the most important processes and give an unique overview, as well as in depth knowledge, on existing modeling approaches and their linkages to the Baltic Sea ecosystem.
  • Baltic Sea ecology and diversity - seminar series During week 37 and 39, 2013 a series of seminars linked to the PhD-course: Ecology and diversity of the Baltic Sea, were held at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. The seminars were open to everyone.
  • BEAM 'young scientists' gathering The reasons to gather “young” BEAM-researchers on Askö, were to foster co-operation, build active research groups and discuss win-win funding opportunities. It turned out to be a success to discuss and introduce each other within the cluster groups: hazardous substances, laws and management, ecosystem functioning and nutrient enrichment.
  • BEAM annual meeting 2012 A meeting for all BEAM-researchers - 26 November 2012
  • Network coordinator BEAM welcomes Associate Professor Thorsten Blenckner as network coordinator! Thorsten Blenckner will lead the work of connecting active BEAM researchers and enhance the collaboration within research clusters and over the cluster borders. A work group has been initiated to look into the needs of future BEAM-communication, and a Taskforce team that will work to enhance interaction between researchers has been put together.
  • Baltic Sea Centre at the University A new Baltic Sea Centre has been established at Stockholm University to strengthen and highlight marine research and education. A unique combination of experts and communicators will collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve knowledge about the Baltic Sea and to help society handle its marine environmental problems.
  • BEAM modeling seminar In May 2013, BEAM invited researchers to an open meeting with the aim to present the Baltic Sea modeling carried out at the Stockholm University as well as to strengthen the linkage between modeling, data collection and experimental work.
  • Transdisciplinary PhD seminar series During spring 2013 a seminar series with presentations by PhD students working on different aspects of the Baltic Sea environment was arranged. The aim of the series was to show many different perspectives on the Baltic Sea environment, and stimulate exchange and discussions.
  • Regulations linked to the Baltic Sea eutrophication model In spring 2013 four meetings about the laws, regulations and political aspects linked to the decision support system for Baltic Sea eutrophication was held to exchange knowledge over disciplinary borders.
  • Legal Approaches Workshop Legal Approaches to Controlling Emissions of Nutrients in the Baltic Sea Region – the Comparative Study
  • BEAM-founder connects it all Ecosystem-based management for the Baltic Sea: Historical development and future challenges, presentation by Professor Ragnar Elmgren, February 2012.
  • BEAM meets ECOCHANGE March 22-23, 2010, BEAM invited ECOCHANGE, the other Strategic Research Program in Marine Environmental Research, to meet at Gimo, north of Uppsala, to search for opportunities for cooperation.
  • Cyanobacterial Blooms Cyanobacterial blooms in the Baltic Sea – good or bad? A presentation held in October 2011
  • 4th Sino-Swedish Workshop A workshop on Environmental and Health Risk of Anthropogenic Environmental Pollutants
  • ASLO Aquatic sciences meeting 2013, session SS82 Progress in understanding nutrient budgets in marginal basins and coastal systems subject to eutrophication and climate warming
  • National Geosphere Laboratory annual meeting The first NGL Annual Science Meeting was arranged during November 7-8, 2013, in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The meeting was preceded by an excursion to the NGL facility at Äspö and its surrounding environment in Simpevarp and Laxemar.
  • Goldschmidt 2013, Hydrogeochemicstry theme BEAM researcher Gia Destouni co-organized the theme on Hydrogeochemicstry at the Goldschmidt conference in Florence 25-30 August 2013.
  • Baltic Bar - gathered marine researchers from many Departments Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre invited everyone active in marine issues at Stockholm University to Baltic Bar on the 12th of February 2014. It gathered about 60 scientists from ten organisations at the University.
  • Baltic Sea modeling course In March BEAM arranged a PhD course about modeling the Baltic Sea Ecosystem. 20 students and over 10 international experts were gathered at Askö Laboratory.
  • Marine resource management - an explanation To find out we asked a long-time expert a few questions: How are marine resources managed in Sweden? What are some important decisions that have been made? What is needed in the future?
  • HELCOM Zooplankton Expert Network Workshop on "Zooplankton-based indicators for environmental quality assessment"
  • A new meetingpoint for marine researchers Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre invites everyone active in marine issues at Stockholm University to Baltic Bar. An opportunity to hang out, discuss and get updated on your colleagues marine research!
  • The Ecosystem Approach in environmental risk assessment
  • Climate change effects in aquatic environments Monika Winder, Dept. Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences Ass Prof. Lecture
  • BEAM Annual Meeting 2013 A meeting for BEAM funded researchers to put forward their main results and decide common publications and suitable ways for outreach 2014.
  • ASLO Ocean Science meeting BEAM results will be presented on the session 172 “Multiple drivers affecting ecosystem function in estuarine and coastal waters” at ASLO Ocean Science meeting on Hawaii.
  • Baltic Sea ecology and Diversity seminar series During week 37 and 39 open seminars that are linked to the PhD-course: Ecology and diversity of the Baltic Sea, will be held at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.
  • Baltic Sea seminar in Almedalen Stockholm University is arranging a seminar about the Baltic Sea in the upcoming edition of the well visited Almedalen week. The Baltic Sea Centre has been responsible for the content and agenda.
  • Dissertation: Multiple forces drive the Baltic Sea food web dynamics and its response to environment Susa Niiranens presentation of her PhD-thesis "Multiple forces drive the Baltic Sea food web dynamics and its response to environmental change" on Friday 4th October at 10:00 in Ahlmannsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 12.
  • Modeling the Baltic Sea ecosystem - workshop Stockholm University scientists are invited to present work related to modeling the Baltic Sea ecosystem. The focus will be to promote collaboration between modelers at the University and discuss possible model linkages.

BEAM research in blog-form

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How international fish trade masks fish stock decline

Global seafood trade leave consumers unaware of over-exploited marine ecosystems. Read more on Stockholm Resilience Centre's (SRC) web!