About us

Örskärs fyr, norr om Gräsö i norra Uppland

Science and communication for the Baltic Sea

The Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre consists of a unique combination of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems. We are a link between science and management, and synthesise and distribute scientific results to the right audience in society.

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

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre:

  • carry out vital research and environmental analysis to support management
  • collect useful knowledge and communicate it to the right place in society
  • strengthen and highlight marine research and education at the entire university
  • provide infrastructure for marine research and education

Our latest news

  • Information on useful tools collected in new database 2020-07-03 A new database collects information about available decision support tools, developed to assist ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea. There is also information on how well the tools meet important performance criteria.
  • EU consultation replies from the Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University 2020-06-25
  • Major processes related to vegetation and fauna controlling benthic biogeochemical fluxes. To the article! Potentials of mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes 2020-06-18 In a new paper, researchers from the Baltic Sea Centre together with others, discuss and review mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes in coastal areas. According to the authors, including and improving the descriptions of biomasses and metabolism of benthic fauna in ecosystem models is necessary if we want to understand the effects of environmental changes.
  • Law - a necessary but insufficient way to manage water quality 2020-06-03 At each side of the Atlantic ocean, two completely different coastal areas have become iconic poster children for eutrophication and served as blue prints for marine management approaches. During a joint webinar between the Baltic Sea Centre and Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre, the governance of these two regions were discussed.
  • Today’s massive flow of chemicals places new demands on risk management. Managing chemicals in groups and introducing mixture risk assessments into all chemicals legislation are two key measures to protect health and the environment. Photo: Bengt Olsson/Mostphotos Time for smarter and safer chemical management 2020-06-02 Today’s massive flow of chemicals places new demands on risk management. Managing chemicals in groups and introducing mixture risk assessments into all chemicals legislation are two key measures to protect health and the environment.
  • Are our coasts hotspots for greenhouse gas emissions? 2020-05-20 Florian Roth is an expert on greenhouse gas emissions in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. In this postcard from Askö, Florian explains how he tries to find out more about these zones and if they, in fact, might be hotspots for such emissions.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Phone: +46-8-16 37 18
E-mail: ostersjocentrum@su.se

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