BEAM research is structurally divided into five research areas: climate change, ecosystem functioning, hazardous substances, laws and management and nutrient enrichment, but the research has been cross-disciplinary. Within each cluster persons with key expertise have leading roles.

In short interviews, BEAM scientists from the five research areas describe their latest results, with special emphasis on their usefulness for managing the Baltic Sea environment.

Scientific workshop to pool the knowledge

The workshop in October 2014 was aimed at synthesizing recent findings, discuss potential cross-disciplinary projects and get input from the researchers in preparation for the upcoming programme evaluation. Four inspiring keynote presentations were given, followed by speed-talks and discussions in smaller groups. After the workshop the steering group had a meeting to discuss future developments with the input from the workshop as useful background.

What are the main outcomes?

Word cloud of BEAM publications 2010-2013

BEAM programme results are published at an increasing rate - almost 100 until the end of 2013, in influential scientific journals of high quality. Many young scientists have received training in ecosystem management issues on BEAM doctoral courses and through participation in program activities. BEAM participants are also frequently asked to advise national and international government agencies and institutions.

Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management is one of the three of the Government's strategic research areas that are led from Stockholm University. It is the larger of two such areas in strategic marine environmental research, and cooperates with the other, EcoChange, that is lead by Umeå University. BEAM is part of Stockholm University’s profile area Climate, Seas and Environment.