Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

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Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Research, communication and infrastructure

At Stockholm University, successful marine research and education has been conducted for over five decades. World leading research about the Baltic Sea, as well as high-level science about other marine areas such as the tropical seas and the artic regions, originates from Stockholm University.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre's mission is to strengthen and illuminate this significant marine activity that involves over ten different Departments at the University. We are a combination of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve the knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems.

Baltic Breakfast om sambanden mellan klimatförändringar

Measures improve the Baltic Sea environment – even in a changing climate

A changing climate makes it even more important to reduce the nutrient supply to the Baltic Sea. In the coming decades, continued reductions in emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus from land will yield better oxygen conditions and improved water quality - even in the face of major climate change. These measures also make the Baltic Sea ecosystem more resilient to the changing climate.

Calm sea surface at sunset.

New research centre brings marine and climate researchers together for more accurate climate models

A major research funding initiative from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation will enable Finnish and Swedish climate and marine researchers to bring together their expertise and infrastructure. Within CoastClim, the aim is to find out more about ocean–atmosphere interaction and its effects on the climate.

Multibeam picture of seafloor

Bottom trawling threatens European marine ecosystems

Recent research on bottom trawling effects points to the need for establishing larger trawl-free areas in all types of habitats to protect sensitive ecosystems and live up to principles of ecosystem-based management.

Christoph Humborg pratar direkt in i en tv-kamera

Important message from scientists sets sail for the COP26 meeting

If managed right, coastal zones have a large capacity to effectively store greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change. That was the take-away message from the scientists when Relay4Nature met Baltic Sea Centre on its way to the coming COP26.

R/VElectra af Askö

A special mission for R/V Electra

Stockholm University's research vessel R/V Electra af Askö will participate in this summer's investigations of the wreck of M/S Estonia. The assignment comes from the Swedish Accident Investigation Board, and Electra was chosen since she is one of few vessels carrying the required equipment.

St Petersburg

Russian-English webinar series on Baltic Sea challenges

A new webinar series treating the environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea is launched by the Consulate General in St Petersburg and the Baltic Sea Centre in collaboration. The seminars will be simultaneously interpreted and available in both Russian and English.

Baltic Breakfast Jan 2021 - Solnedgång i Östersjön

New ideas on how to better value protected areas

In a new scientific article scientists present a conceptual idea on how to take ecosystem services into account when evaluating marine protected areas.

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Catamaran for research at the Askö Laboratory

From the summer 2021 and onwards a new research vessel will replace R/V Limanda. The vessel will be used for expeditions in Askös vicinities.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Phone: +46-8-16 37 18

Marine news from Stockholm University

Once a month we gather marine news, events and available positions from Stockholm University in a newsletter. Subscribe to stay updated!

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New films and animations about the Baltic Sea

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