The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment
The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Havsmiljöinstitutet, is a national data centre for interdisciplinary analysis and synthesis. It has the government mission of providing a description of the environmental status of the seas around Sweden.
The Institute’s activities are based on collaboration among four universities: Umeå University, Stockholm University, Linnaeus University and University of Gothenburg. The Baltic Sea Centre is the host for the unit at Stockholm University. The main office, which coordinates operations, is located at the University of Gothenburg.
Capacities at each unit office
At each of the unit offices, there is a director, environmental analysts, as well as communications officers. The tasks for each year are specified in a joint action plan.
The connection to the Universities guarantees access to a broad knowledge base, and the regional distributions provides good geographical coverage. Cooperation with authorities and the community also means that the Marine Environment Institute can function as a bridge between scientists, environmental officials and policymakers.
The mission for the unit at the Stockholm University
This unit has a special responsibility for the northern Baltic Proper, and participates in national and international committees and groups engaged in regional issues that specifically affect this region.
Listed below are some areas where the unit have made special efforts:
- The havet-report
An annual Swedish report on the state of the sea around the coasts of Sweden
- Programområdet Havets tillstånd och utveckling
The unit's environmental analyst participates mainly in groups 1 and 3
- Regional Environmental Assessment and Reporting
The unit's environmental analysts and communicators have a strong commitment to regional water conservation efforts and communication of the state of the environment to a wider audience.
- Inför översyn av avloppsvattensdirektivets känsliga områden (463 Kb)
A review of wastewater directive sensitive areas - a compilation and assessment of data from the Swedish Bothnian Sea.
How can research on the community help to deal with marine environmental problems?
The unit's overall activities reported in Stockholm University's annual reports (in Swedish):
February 28, 2013
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