9:00 - 9:45

Aula Magna left hall


Tom BianchiCarbon processing in aquatic critical zones: Biogeochemical challenges in the 21st Century

9:45 - 10:45

Aula Magna left hall

Plenary talks

Daniel Conley: The Baltic Sea – fixing eutrophication and hypoxia

Mindaugas Zilius: Invertebrate-bacteria associations as hotspots for benthic nitrogen cycling processes in estuarine ecosystems

Jenny Ask: Allochthonous organic matter supports benthic but not pelagic food webs in shallow coastal ecosystems

Agneta Andersson: Evaluation of the efficiency of DNA metabarcoding to complement microscopic analysis of phytoplankton: case study in the coastal Bothnian Sea

10:45 - 11:15

Aula Magna floor 5

Coffee break

11:15 - 13:00


Session 3B: Baltic Sea Ecosystem Structure and Functioning
Session 4: Monitoring, Observations and Assessment systems
Session 5: Policy and Management/Assessment Strategies

Session 3B

De Geer lecture hall

Session chair: Anna Sobek

Per Hedberg: Effect of increased cyanobacteria blooms on benthic macrofauna in the Baltic Sea.

Marie Plambech Ryberg: Effects of the seal-associated cods liver worm (Contracaecum osculatum) on the health status of Eastern Baltic cod

Philip Jacobson: Population- and size-specific distribution of Atlantic salmon in the Baltic Sea with implications for management

Susanne Kortsch: Spatial patterns in Baltic Sea food web structure along environmental and biological gradients

Josefine Larsson: A population genomic analysis of blue mussels identifies genomic regions associated with sewage treatment plant effluents in the Baltic Sea

Francisco Nascimento: Soft-sediment biodiversity along environmental gradients of the Baltic Sea

Leena Virta: The diversity of benthic diatoms supports productivity across spatial gradients in the Baltic Sea

Session 4

Aula Magna left hall

Session chair: Jacob Carstensen

Petra Roiha: Argo floats in the northern Baltic Sea: focus on hydrography and ice

Waldemar Walczowski: An increasing role of Argo floats in Baltic Sea oceanographic observations

Joachim Kuss: An approach for a bottom water oxygen indicator for shallow open-sea waters – the Arkona Sea as an example

Johan Näslund: eDNA-metabarcoding for biodiversity monitoring

Margus Rätsep: Ship wake analysis using an array of nearbed sensors

Inga Lips: The first overview of the microplastic pollution in the Estonian waters in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea.

Session 5

Aula Magna right hall

Session chair: Henrik Hamrén

Tua Nylén: Improving practices for spatial data analysis in Maritime Spatial Planning

Antonia Nyström Sandman: IMAGINE - Implications of Alternative Management Strategies on Marine Green Infrastructure

Meeli Roose: Multi-step model to establish the roles of scientists and politicians in creating spatial data for MSP

Andreas Kannen: Using a BowTie Approach for policy risk assessment in marine planning

Hedvig Hogfors: MOSAIC – a new framework to facilitate an ecosystem based and adaptive spatial management at multiple scales of governance

Karina Barquet: Drivers and barriers for phosphorus reuse in the Baltic Sea Region

Ta-Kang Liu: Port State Control Strategy for reducing the impact of ships' ballast water utilizing an expert opinions based risk model

13:00 - 14:00

Aula Magna floor 5


14:00 - 14:30

Aula Magna left hall

Closing session