Our research is organized along four major themes: eutrophication, marine ecology and biodiversity, fish and fisheries and environmental contaminants. In general, we apply a regional earth system approach addressing the watersheds, airsheds and marine basins of the Baltic Sea to scale the effects of natural and human drivers on the Baltic Sea ecosystem.
Our researchers work with management and policy relevant issues, in close cooperation with a wide network of colleagues both in Sweden and internationally. Currently our researchers are involved in four EU projects, of which three are part of the BONUS programme. The continuous dialogue and close collaboration with authorities, organizations and policy makers at various levels, is highly prioritized.
A prominent example is our close collaboration with HELCOM where our researchers at the Baltic Nest Institute (BNI) contributed significantly to the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Our researchers in the Baltic Eye team collaborate closely with communicators to develop and disseminate knowledge and further promote scientifically based decisions aimed at improving the Baltic Sea environment.
Finally, our researchers are involved in basic research studies ranging from exploring the role of the coastal zone in the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem to open sea filed studies addressing major biogeochemical cycles, food web issues, marine habitats and the fate of contaminants.
To promote basic marine research at the Stockholm University level we run the field station Askö Laboratory. Our new research vessel will be finished next year and the strategic partnership with the Tvärminne Zoological station (Helsinki University) constitutes an international research platform fostering international field campaigns.
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