Baltic Bridge

Stockholm-Helsinki Baltic Sea collaboration

Group photo Baltic Bridge collaboration

Baltic Bridge - bridging gaps in Baltic Sea science

There has been a long history of research collaboration between the two universities of Helsinki and Stockholm and the research stations Tvärminne and Askö. The collaboration has been at the level of individual researchers and individual projects. A new strategic partnership decided by the universities in March 2014, gives this collaboration a more formal status and facilitates the forming of new links between researchers, development of joint course activities and potentially also development of infrastructure.

Joint workshops and positions

The Baltic Sea research part of the collaboration is led by the Baltic Sea Centre and Tvärminne Zoological Station. So far two postdoctoral researchers who are experts on coastal zones in the Baltic Sea has been employed. In early 2015 a joint seminar was held that gathered almost 50 Baltic Sea researchers from the two universities. A research workshop was held at Askö in April 2016

Alf Norkko

A new research vessel has arrived at Tvärminne Zoological Station

Helsinki University has received a new research vessel. The 18 meters long catamaran, funded partly by donations, is built to fulfil the requirements of coastal marine research. 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 Helsinki University and the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

R/VElectra af Askö

Electra returns from successful SWE-FIN research cruise

During Electras 2nd multi-disciplinary research trip in the Finnish archipelago, a range of environmental questions were investigated. One of the projects involved exploring the carbon cycling in the sea using state-of-the-art-systems.

Baltic Bridge firar Finland 100 år

Östersjödebatt vid Finlands 100-årsjubileum

Under Finlands 100-årsjubileum bjöds Baltic Bridge in för att diskutera hur Östersjöns framtid ser ut och vilket hållbarhetsansvar som finns hos beslutsfattare, näringsliv, forskare och enskilda medborgare.

R/VElectra af Askö

Swedish research vessel Electra visits the Finnish archipelago

In the first day of summer, the research vessel Electra from Stockholm University travelled to Tvärminne Zoological Station in Hanko to find out more about the state of the archipelago a thousand years ago.


New Ph.D. position in the FunkVeg project

The FunkVeg project is currently looking for a motivated Ph.D. student for a project investigating free-living populations of the bladder wrack, Fucus vesiculosus.

Christoph Humborg Alf Norkko

Baltic Seminar: Presenting the Baltic Bridge collaboration

Our Royal Baltic Sea Visiting Professor Alf Norkko and Scientific leader Christoph Humborg present the Stockholm-Helsinki strategic partnership Baltic Bridge

Stockholm University and Helsinki University Baltic Sea collaboration

Contact persons

  • Stockholm University, Baltic Sea Centre Christoph Humborg, +46 8-674 76 68, christoph.humborg(at)
  • Helsinki University, Tvärminne Zoological Station Alf Norkko, +358 (0)50 568 67 66, alf.norkkko(at)



Gruppfoto vid möte på Tvärminne zoologiska station

Stockholm University and University of Helsinki have entered into a strategic partnership with special focus on Baltic Sea research, including researcher training and infrastructure development.