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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.

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Researcher position in large-scale watershed nutrient dynamics

Baltic Sea Centre is announcing a new position. We are looking for a researcher with a genuine interest in large scale nutrient budgets and links to food production patterns.


#COP25 and climate change

The UN COP25 in Madrid is underway and the European parliament recently approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency. Climate change will increase the pressure on the Baltic Sea so now it is time for action. 

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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.

News from Stockholm University about the sea

  • 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.
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum: Extend the competence of the International Seabed Authority 2019-10-08 The Fourth Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture was held Wednesday 2 October on the subject "Who is responsible for the protection of the ocean floor?" by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Professor of international law at the Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law - The regime for the environmental protection of the ocean floor in UN the Law of the Sea Convention is from today’s perspective, frankly speaking, outdated. The Convention was up to date in 1982, but everything has changed dramatically since then, says Rüdinger Wolfrum.
  • Scientists will drift on the Arctic ice for a year 2019-09-23 The German icebreaker Polarstern has left Tromsö with a course on the Arctic for the largest Arctic expedition ever - professor Pauline Snoeijis Leijonmalm will map out the wildlife living on the ice.
  •  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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