Baltic Bridge - bridging gaps in Baltic Sea science
There has been a long history of research collaboration between the two universities of Helsinki and Stockholm and the research stations Tvärminne and Askö. The collaboration has been at the level of individual researchers and individual projects. A new strategic partnership decided by the universities in March 2014, gives this collaboration a more formal status and facilitates the forming of new links between researchers, development of joint course activities and potentially also development of infrastructure.
Joint workshops and positions
The Baltic Sea research part of the collaboration is led by the Baltic Sea Centre and Tvärminne Zoological Station. So far two postdoctoral researchers who are experts on coastal zones in the Baltic Sea has been employed. In early 2015 a joint seminar was held that gathered almost 50 Baltic Sea researchers from the two universities. A research workshop was held at Askö in April 2016.