Baltic Nest Institute continues the research started during the MARE - Marine Research on Eutrophication - research programme. The Mistra-finance MARE-project (1999 - 2006) developed a decision support system called the Nest system. The Nest system continues to be maintained and developed within the Baltic Nest Institute (BNI).
BNI Sweden is an independent research organization that is part of the new Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre, and has strong links to the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the BalticSTERN Secretariat and the Bert Bolin Centre of Climate Research, all located at Stockholm University, through various common research projects.
This enables BNI scientists to convey also cutting-edge science to decision makers on governance issues, and socioeconomic and ecologic analysis of cost-effective measures in a changing climate. In addition, the BNI has intensive research cooperation with other national institutes, in particular, the SMHI and the Swedish Board of Fisheries.
BNI Sweden, through a Memorandum of Understanding with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, continues to collaborate with Cornell University an its Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) to develop the Nest system and model riverine nutrient transports to the Baltic Sea.
BNI Sweden is managed by Bo G. Gustafsson and gathers 15 scientist in Stockholm.