News with Bo Gustafsson
HELCOM - BONUS BalticAPP regional workshop
Bo Gustafsson, BNI Sweden, is hosting the HELCOM - BONUS BALTICAPP regional workshop, held 29-30 March in Stockholm, on the use of ecological–economic research to support and improve marine policy implementation in the Baltic Sea region. 

Baltic Nest Presented at EUSBSR, the 7th Strategy Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - Vision 2030
Yesterday, Bo Gustafsson presented our research and contributions to the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan during the HELCOM session: ‘This is what we need to do for a cleaner sea.’ Sectors have their say

SVT intervjuar Bo Gustafsson om algblomningarna i Östersjön
SVT Öst intervjuade nyligen Bo Gustafsson, BNI Sverige, om de tidiga algblomningarna och Östersjöns situation.

Eutrophication decreases according to new study
In spite of algal blooms and dead zones, the overall eutrophication in the Baltic Sea have actually decreased. According to a new study by Swedish, Danish and Finnish researchers, the improvement is the result of long-term measures to reduce nutrient inputs from land.

No miracle solution for the Baltic Sea
Seabased measures is not an alternative to landbased measures in abating eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. Landbased measures will eventually lead to improvement, not only in the sea but also in lakes and rivers, and are necessary for a sustainable society, leading Baltic Sea researchers state.

River loads affect air-water carbon dioxide exchange
Increasing atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide affects the sea and causes ocean acidification. But many other factors than atmospheric CO2 affect the partial pressure of CO2 in the Baltic Sea, shows a new study with the BALTSEM model.

Modeling organic contaminants in the Baltic Sea
Organic contaminants constitute one of many stressors that deteriorate the ecological status of the Baltic Sea. The novel modeling tool BALTSEM-POP for organic contaminants also includes other types of stressors and provides many important management applications.

Sediment cores reveal historic hypoxia in the Baltic Sea
A deep dive into sediment cores from the Baltic Sea shows the recurrence of intensely hypoxic conditions several times during its 8,000 year existence. But the history of hypoxia in the different regions of the Baltic Sea varies greatly, and new research suggests that the uplift of Scandinavia since the last ice age may be the reason.

Two new BONUS projects
Baltic Nest Institute is a partner in two of the new projects funded by BONUS that was presented today. Denmark is the leading partner in Go4Baltic and Baltic Nest Institute Sweden is a partner in BalticAPP. The implementation of these projects starts in April 2015.

Carbon isotopes in the Baltsem model
Baltic Nest researchers have now expanded the BALTSEM model to include carbon isotopes. The isotopic compositions of inorganic and organic carbon species in the Baltic Sea are mainly controlled by phytoplankton production and respiration and the related air-sea CO2 fluxes. This method could also have important applications for estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in other areas.

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Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University
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DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, +45 4630 1200
Baltic Nest Institute Finland
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FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland, + 358 20 610 123