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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.

Marie Löf

Four keys to successful knowledge co-production

In a large international study, researchers from, among others, the Baltic Sea Centre have analyzed what is needed co-production of knowledge to be successful. "Knowledge co-production is a powerful working model that can give science completely new insights – if done in the right way", says Marie Löf.

Baltic clams (Macoma balthica) have increased due to the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea in areas unaffected by oxygen deficiency. Photo: Eva Ehrnsten.

Where does the carbon go - a meagre future for benthic fauna?

In order to understand carbon flows in the Baltic Sea, mechanistic models need to take benthic macrofauna into consideration. This is concluded in new studies from the Baltic Bridge initiative.

Photograph: Lisa Bergqvist

Benthic communities and water movement

With the eye-catching title "Nematodes from Space?", Baltic Seminar was back on December 3. Fernando Jaramillo (NatGeo) and Francisco Nascimento (DEEP) presented their research areas, and joined in a discussion on possible research collaborations between departments.

Simmande sillstim

Policy Brief about the cod

EU Member States could take a number of important decisions to address the cod crisis, such as major reductions in quotas for catches of flatfish, herring and sprat in the southern Baltic.

Foto: Jerker Lokrantz/Azote

Virtual tools to manage the Baltic Sea

A new policy brief from BONUS DESTONY project gives an overview of the existing decision support tools developed for the Baltic Sea and discusses how well they support an ecosystem-based management.

Foto: Leif Ingvarsson/Mostphotos

Understanding MSY

Although there is criticism of the concept, MSY is important to understand for everyone involved in fisheries management, as is the alternative concept of MEY, Maximum Economic Yield. This fact sheet describes the concept of MSY and discusses alternatives.

Marine news from Stockholm University

  • How can Stockholm University (SU) contribute to a more sustainable urban future? 2020-01-21 A new transdisciplinary initiative offers a venue for all disciplines to meet and jointly contribute to a more comprehensive take on the cities of the future.
  • Cod severely affected by thiamine deficiency in the Baltic Sea 2020-01-07 Newly published research shows that a Baltic Sea population of Atlantic cod is severely affected by thiamine deficiency. Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is an essential vitamin for all animal cells.
  • Christina Rudén, professor of toxicology at Stockholm University, has investigated how humans are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals. Photo: Jens Lasthein More stringent regulations on chemical mixtures 2019-11-08 Throughout life, humans are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals of varying degrees of harmfulness. How does that affect us? Whose responsibility is this? Christina Rudén, professor of toxicology, was appointed by the government to investigate this matter.
  • Foto: J Kelly Brito/Unsplash Workshop: Data Carpentry 2019-10-14 In collaboration with Karolinska Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm Trio), Stockholm University offers a workshop in Data Carpentry – handling of data with various software tools.
  •  RV Sonne, Credit: University of Hamburg / LDF/J.Peters Where do microplastics go in the world’s oceans? 2019-07-05 Two PhD students at Stockholm University have participated in a scientific cruise from Canada to Singapore to understand how microplastics behave in the water and in marine food webs.

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