News of BEAM relevance

  • Policy Brief: The cosmetics clean-up 2017-05-05 Hygiene products are a small but important point source for microplastics to the environment. In a Policy Brief from April 2015, Baltic Eye summarized a number of recommendations on how to limit the release of microplastics from hygiene products.
  • Prestigious award for studies on effects of climate change on Baltic Sea fauna 2017-03-14 BEAM-associated researcher Agnes Karlson has been awarded a grant of 85000 SEK by the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50-year Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment for her work on a important sediment-living amphipod in the Baltic Sea and how it adapts to climate change.
  • Removal of fixed in the Baltic Sea New paper on nitrogen cycling in the sediments of the Gulf of Bothnia 2017-02-04 Funded by the recently finished Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management project, Stefano Bonaglia, just published their new results on the fate of fixed nitrogen in marine sediments.
  • Formal end of BEAM and future handling of the strategic marine environmental research funds 2017-01-16 The BEAM program ceases at the end of 2015, and the area committee for natural sciences has now decided how future marine strategic funds will be handled.
  • Baltic Seminar on fish in human hands 2016-05-16 Our third Baltic Seminar had the focus on effects on fish: from key processes in coastal habitats to the influence by global actors. Two keynotes, Johan Eklöf (DEEP) and Henrik Österblom (SRC), gave inspirational presentations and then a panel talk with discussions ended the seminar before our customary Baltic Bar started.
  • Group photo Baltic Bridge collaboration Baltic Bridge - bridging gaps in Baltic Sea science 2016-04-21 Last week researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Helsinki met to discuss concrete collaboration on Baltic Sea research and education. This initiative is part of the strategic collaboration between the two universities. The meeting was held in perfect spring weather at beautiful Askö.
  • ClimeFish - not a prank! 2016-04-01 Climate changes are not an April Fool’s Day prank. They are real, they are happening right now and they are threatening the sustainable growth of aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. Stockholm university Baltic Sea Centre is one of 21 partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project ClimeFish that focus on forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Regime shifts in the Northern Benguela ecosystem 2016-03-14 A new article written by BNI researcher Maciej T. Tomczak and Johanna J. Heymans from the Scottish Marine Institute explains how increased fishing and climate drivers during the last 50 years have led to regime shifts, with reorganized ecosystem structure and changes in the main demersal species.
  • Films of Baltic Sea science 2015-12-16 BEAM has produced videos of lectures, reviews, meetings and courses for the past two programme years. The aim is to offer current and informative films to other researchers, students and all interested in the development of the Baltic Sea.
  • Vårutflykt till solig udde i havet Changing seasonality of the Baltic Sea 2015-12-15 Summer season in the Baltic Sea starts earlier. The number of days with sea water warmer than 17°C have almost doubled over the past 30 years. The productive season has also been prolonged. These findings are based on satellite data and the results demonstrate how such indicators of seasonality can be used to detect long-term changes.
  • How will current research strengthen ecosystem-based management of our sea? 2015-12-08 LATEST RESEARCH NEWS FROM BEAM. After BEAM was prolonged through 2015 over 4 MSEK were used for projects in BEAM's sphere of interest. The funded researchers have now summarized their work.
  • BEAM Brochure Fall 2014 University Baltic Sea research in short 2015-11-24 What are the effects of brominated substances on marine wildlife? How does regulation to decrease eutrophication look in Baltic Sea countries? Why can trawling lead to toxic pollution? These are some of the issues that scientists in a large research program at Stockholm University work with.
  • Trends and Changes in the Gulf of Gdańsk Ecosystem 2015-10-30 New publication: Evaluation of Trends and Changes in the Gulf of Gdańsk Ecosystem—an Integrated Approach
  • Researcher in environmental toxins 2015-10-15 Vacancy: Researcher in Environmental Toxins with special focus on Chemical Pollution in the Baltic Sea at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Ref. No. SU FV-3180-15. Closing date: 22 November 2015.
  • Satellitbild av en cyanobakterieblomning 19 juli i Egentliga Östersjön Bio-optics, satellite remote sensing and Baltic Sea ecosystems 2015-09-29 Therese Harvey at the Department of ecology, environment and plant sciences will defend her thesis "Bio-optics, satellite remote sensing and Baltic Sea ecosystems: Applications for monitoring and management"
  • Impact of climate change on the marine environment, group picture at Askö How is a changing climate linked to my Baltic Sea research? 2015-09-07 During a one-week course 16 well-renowned experts connected climate change to our most studied Baltic Sea issues, such as; biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle and food web structures. It resulted in equipping 20 young researchers from all around the Baltic Sea with new problem-solving skills and knowledge that might help develop strategies for a sustainable Baltic Sea management.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Research 2015-08-24 Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Research Ref. No. SU FV-2503-15 at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Closing date: September 20, 2015.
  • Manure management in the Baltic Sea region 2015-06-22 Baltic Eye researchers Annika Svanbäck and Michelle McCrackin hosted a workshop 8 – 9 June at Kolskjulet in Stockolm to discuss manure management practices in the Baltic Sea region.
  • New project on ecosystem services of the Baltic Sea 2015-06-11 Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics. BalticAPP is a BONUS project that will study both the supply and demand of marine ecosystem services across the entire Baltic Sea region in a spatially and temporally detailed manner.
  • Östersjöns miljö - hur långt har vi kommit? 2015-05-29 Den miljövetenskapliga tidskriften AMBIO presenterar resultat från de två havsmiljöstrategiska program som ingick i regeringens satsning på strategiska forskningsområden från 2010.
  • Global fisheries - Keystone actors shape marine ecosystems 2015-05-29 13 corporations control up to 40 per cent of world's most valuable fisheries
  • Scientific Programmer and Data Base Manager 2015-05-27 Vacancy: Scientific Programmer and Data Base Manager with focus on Environmental Sciences at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Closing date: 30 June 2015.
  • BEAM utvärderat! 2015-05-07 Utvärderingen av de strategiska forskningsområdena är nu klar och har lämnats till regeringen. För BEAMs del blev det både ros och ris.
  • Klotet på Askölaboratoriet Swedish Radio about oxygen depletion 2015-04-29 A recent episode of the scientific radio program SR Klotet focused on oxygen depletion on the Baltic Sea seafloor. Three of our experts contributed with their knowledge.
  • Plankton studies to understand the Baltic Sea food web Excellent marine and Baltic Sea research 2015-04-29 Stockholm University has long had a leading role in research about the Baltic Sea. A review of 10 years of published articles shows that the University is an important contributor to marine research in the Baltic, as well as globally.
  • Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle 2015-04-22 Welcome to the academic dissertation: Control factors of the marine nitrogen cycle. The role of meiofauna, macrofauna, oxygen and aggregates by Stefano Bonaglia, Department of Geological Sciences.
  • Two postdoctoral positions in Baltic Sea Research 2015-03-05 Two postdoctoral positions in Baltic Sea Research – one at University of Helsinki and one at Stockholm University. The last one is at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Reference number SU FV-0682-15. Deadline for applications: March 30, 2015.
  • More millions from BEAM to Baltic Sea research 2015-03-05 Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management (BEAM) is one of the strategic research initiatives at Stockholm University. Recently BEAM was prolonged for one year and 24 new projects, all university-based and about research linked to the Baltic Sea management, were granted funding.
  • Highlighted student paper of the week #3 2015-02-12 This week we congratulate Anna-Lea (Anni) Golz and her co-authors for a new and exciting publication in the Journal of Plankton Research.
  • Highlighted student paper of the week #2 2015-02-02 Coastal zones often have a high productivity and are important both as areas for production of valuable food resources and as recreational areas. However, costal zones are also strongly influenced by humans, for example through euthrophication.
  • Bacteria in the Baltic Sea reduce acidification Bacteria in the Baltic Sea reduce acidification 2014-12-15 Alkalinity production in the Baltic Sea is much larger than previously known. Researchers at Stockholm University determined the alkalinity delivered by rivers to the Baltic Sea and concluded that there are large internal sources in the sea that generate alkalinity.
  • BEAM brochure BEAM gets an extra year 2014-12-12 On December 10, BEAM arranged an open meeting to inform about the research program with emphasis on possibilities for 2015. It gathered about 35 Baltic Sea experts from various fields.
  • Sediment sampling in The Baltic Sea. Seafloor animals play a bigger role in nutrient cycling than expected 2014-10-22 Biogeochemical processes in Baltic Sea sediments provide essential ecosystem services, such as reducing eutrophication by removing nutrients or converting them to useful food sources for marine organisms. New research from Stockholm University shows that small animals in the sediment affect the cycling of nitrogen – an essential nutrient, much more than expected.
  • Legal frameworks for an ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea Are the regulations that steer Baltic Sea management ecosystem-based? 2014-10-20 Using an ecosystem approach in managing for example fisheries and eutrophication seems to be something that most Baltic Sea countries strive for, but how is that implemented in the binding laws and regulations? To illuminate that was the purpose of the conference Towards an ecosystem-based legal framework for the Baltic Sea held at Stockholm University on October 7th 2014.
  • BEAM publications 2010-2013 Science for ecosystem-based adaptive management of the Baltic Sea 2014-10-17 Since 2010 science within the strategic research programme Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management, BEAM, has been conducted with the common aim to support ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea environment. Recently 25 BEAM-researchers gathered for 1,5 day’s scientific workshop to present new results and discuss potential future developments.
  • DEMO workshop on fisheries management and assessment Towards more ecosystem based fishery 2014-09-01 Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre takes action in developing a more ecosystem based fishery management. During a week in late August, twenty marine scientists from most of the Baltic countries met to outline the first steps towards a future system for ecosystem based management and advice for assessing the Baltic Sea fish stock.
  • Askö sunset What research is conducted on Askö? 2014-07-11 Even though our field station is open throughout the year, summer is high season for research in the Baltic Sea Proper and thus important for sampling, experiments and monitoring. This summary gives a good overview of the activities during peak season 2014.
  • Cyanobacterial bloom in the Baltic Sea July 11, 2005 Cyanobacterial summer blooms progressively earlier in the Baltic Sea 2014-07-08 The cyanobacterial summer bloom in the Baltic is now almost three weeks earlier than 35 years ago, according to a study published in Biogeosciences. The blooms had been predicted to become earlier in the future, as a result of climate change, but now it appears that the future is already here.
  • Researcher position in fisheries 2014-05-21 Baltic Sea Centre announces a researcher position in Fisheries with focus on Baltic Sea fisheries policy and ecosystem approach to fishery management. Reference number SU FV-1589-14. Deadline for applications: July 20, 2014.
  • 100 years of Baltic Sea changes 100 years of Baltic Sea changes 2014-04-16 Baltic Sea food web expert, Maciej T. Tomczak at the Baltic Nest Institute, was recently granted support from the ICES Science Fund for a project that will reconstruct the Baltic flounder stock biomass since 1906 up to today. The aim is to understand the collapse of the stock and explain factors influencing its dynamics.
  • Bild genom lupp som föreställer de för Östersjön vanliga cyanobakterierna nodularia och aphanizomenon. Foto: Narin Celepli. Preserving the Baltic Sea - popular scientific article based on BEAM research 2014-04-07 BEAM researchers, active within the ‘Microbial Metagenomics in the Baltic Sea’ (MiMeBS)-programme, have contributed to a popular scientific article for the 134st issue of International Innovations.
  • 10-fold increase of 'dead zones' in the Baltic Sea 2014-04-02 Baltic Nest Institute researchers and their international colleagues report that the dead zones in the Baltic Sea have increased 10-fold over the last 115 years, growing from approximately 5 000 km² in 1900 to more than 60 000 km² in recent years. The study is published 2014 in PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Doctoral studentship in Sustainability Science 2014-03-31 Doctoral studentship in Sustainability Science at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Reference number SU FV-0892-14. Deadline for applications: May 2, 2014.
  • Researcher in Agriculture-Environment Interactions 2014-03-25 Researcher in Agriculture-Environment Interactions at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Reference number SU FV-0717-14. Deadline for applications: May 10, 2014.
  • Baltic Bar - A new meetingpoint for marine researchers at the University Baltic Bar - gathered marine researchers from many Departments 2014-03-06 Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre invited everyone active in marine issues at Stockholm University to Baltic Bar on the 12th of February 2014. It gathered about 60 scientists from ten organisations at the University.
  • PhD student position in Applied Environmental Science 2014-01-21 The Department of Applied Environmental Science announces a PhD student position in Applied Environmental Science focusing on Risk assessment of contaminated soil and sediment
  • Retention in South Baltic river basin district, by Andrew Quin Landscape-scale effect of wetlands in reducing nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea 2013-12-06 The Baltic Sea is heavily impacted by eutrophication due to excessive nitrogen and phosphorus loading from various anthropogenic sources. Protection, restoration and creation of wetlands are often proposed as a solution, but scientists at Stockholm University now warn that the effect of wetlands on nutrient retention is undetectable at landscape-scales.
  • New estimates of the Baltic Sea biological pump 2013-12-06 Blooms of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea leads to sedimentation of organic material. This cycling of carbon, nutrients and pollutants have huge impact on the overall Baltic system. Researchers at Stockholm University are now investigating the extent of this vertical flux in order to improve Baltic Sea models and help the marine management.
  • Aspects of law on ecosystem based management 2013-12-05 Ecosystem-based management is a word commonly used to guide the marine ecosystem- and resource management into becoming sustainable and holistic. But how does it work from a legal perspective? A group of legal scientists have been studying national laws in different Baltic Sea countries in order to understand how they adapt to the “ecosystem approach”.
  • PhD position in Marine Ecology 2013-11-01 PhD position in Marine Ecology at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Reference number SU FV-3092-13. Deadline for applications: December 6, 2013.
  • PhD student position in Marine Ecotoxicology 2013-10-23 PhD student position in Marine Ecotoxicology at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Deadline for applications: November 20, 2013.
  • Baltic Sea countries adopt the Helcom Copenhagen ministral declaration 2013-10-08 Baltic Sea countries reconfirm their commitment to the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. Baltic Nest Institute at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea centre continues to play an important role, providing the best available scientific knowledge.
  • Baltic Sea modeling course 2013-04-26 In March BEAM arranged a PhD course about modeling the Baltic Sea Ecosystem. 20 students and over 10 international experts were gathered at Askö Laboratory.
  • Marine resource management - an explanation 2013-04-08 To find out we asked a long-time expert a few questions: How are marine resources managed in Sweden? What are some important decisions that have been made? What is needed in the future?

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How international fish trade masks fish stock decline

Global seafood trade leave consumers unaware of over-exploited marine ecosystems. Read more on Stockholm Resilience Centre's (SRC) web!