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

  • Policy Brief: European chemicals regulation needs more transparency 2020-01-27 To meet the challenges of chemical risks in everyday life, risk assessments under the REACH registration process must be improved. One key element in that transformation is to introduce more transparency.
  • 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? 2020-01-10 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 2019-12-19 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.
  • Foto: Bengt Ekberg/Azote. Researcher position in large-scale watershed nutrient dynamics 2019-11-29 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.
  • Foto: Jerker Lokrantz/Azote Virtual tools to manage the Baltic Sea 2019-11-04 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.
  • The vessel at the dock in Tvärminne. New research vessel at TZS 2019-10-18 Helsinki University has received a new research vessel. 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 the Universities of Helsinki and Stockholm.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

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

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