Nancy Baron, Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS will lead the opening mock press conference where renowned journalists and scientists will participate.

Tell Me More: What does society really want to know about the changes in the Baltic and why it matters? That's the headline for the opening session of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019, held in August.

After a brief introduction when experts will highlight critical dimensions and intersections of the effects of climate change, biogeochemical cycles and human impacts on our present and future oceans, the same experts will be questioned by a group of local and international journalists. The journalists will ask questions important to their audiences, such as how the changes in the Baltic Sea affect them and what the policy makers need to know.

The press conference will be moderated by Nancy Baron, Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS and many times awarded for her work combining science and journalism.

Christoph Humborg.

– This opening session is designed to stimulate fresh thinking, reveal connections, catalyze conversations throughout the conference and help lead towards solutions, describes COMPASS.

Lead scientist and organizer Christoph Humborg is excited about the opening.

– This opening sets the tone for the whole conference. Communicating the relevance of your research is important for every scientist and an area where many of us can improve. I think this press conference will be an eye-opener for all the attendants and very entertaining too!


Read the full presentations in this flyer:  Tell me more - BSSC Opening flyer (1114 Kb)



Alf Norkko - Professor and Principal Investigator, Tvärminne Zoological Station, University Of Helsinki

Anna Sobek - Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University

Erik Kjellström - Professor, The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Henrik Österblom - Professor and Deputy Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University

Michelle McCrackin - Researcher, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Center



Jannike Kihlberg - Special reporter, Dagens Nyheter

Peter Buchert - Reporter, Hufvudstadsbladet

Sandra Kropa - Independent Journalist

David Malakoff - Deputy News Editor, Science Magazine

Kenneth R. Weiss - Independent Journalist, The Pulitzer Center of Crisis



Nancy Baron - Director of Science Outreach, COMPASS


This special opening event is supported by BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme.