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.

Results gathered in new mini-report

The researchers connected to BEAM are experts on ecosystems, organic environmental toxins, natural resource management, environmental law and ecological models for decision support. Recent results from ten of the projects have now been gathered in a popular scientific brochure. In addition, it describes the program and presents views from the members of the interdisciplinary steering board. This is what three of them say about BEAM:

“The societal focus of beam has resulted in more collaborations between social and natural scientists at Stockholm University - a great step forward.” – Carl Folke, Stockholm Resilience Centre.

"BEAM was a prerequisite for the establishment of the Baltic Sea Centre – a centre that will work as a resource to gather current science and experts in interdisciplinary projects with a societal relevance.” – Tina Elfwing, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

“Environmental law research at Stockholm University has a strong focus on international and transboundary dimensions.” – Jonas Ebbesson, Department of Law.

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What’s BEAM?

Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management, BEAM, is a strategic research programme funded by the Swedish government and is part of the major research initiative on the Baltic Sea at Stockholm University. The Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre hosts the programme and distributes the funds after decisions made by the interdisciplinary steering board.

The aim of BEAM is to develop a multidisciplinary scientific understanding of the Baltic Sea environment and its management and to provide strategic advice to practitioners and policy makers in order to make ecosystem-based management a reality. Many doctorial students and postdocs have been recruited, and meetings of various kinds have been held in order to increase knowledge exchange between researchers of different ages and areas.