Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

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Focus on the marine environment

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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How do virtual tools support the management of 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 their availability, and discusses how well they support an ecosystem-based management.

Alf Norkko

A new research vessel has arrived at Tvärminne Zoological Station

Helsinki University has received a new research vessel. The 18 meters long catamaran, funded partly by donations, is built to fulfil the requirements of coastal marine research. The arrival of the vessel is welcomed not only by Helsinki based researchers, as it will also come to use for the Baltic Bridge collaboration between Helsinki University and the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

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For cod’s sake – cut back fishing on herring and sprat

In the negotiations for next year’s fishing in the Baltic Sea, the 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.

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Understanding MSY

MSY stands for Maximum Sustainable Yield, and can be understood as the largest annual harvest that a fish stock can produce in the long term. 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.

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