2017-03-06 - 2017-03-07
The Baltic Sea Future is a transdisciplinary congress where stakeholders meet to exchange knowledge, motivation and the tools to reach a sustainable and thriving Baltic Sea region. This annual event will take part for the first time in Stockholm 6-7 March 2017. With a focus on mayors and civil servants, researchers and the business sector Baltic Sea Future will share examples of best practices and successful measures for improving the health of the Baltic Sea and manage the challenges we face. During Baltic Sea Future key stakeholders in the region report on how seeing challenges as opportunities has resulted in enhanced quality of life for residents, a better business climate and belief in the future for their entire community. The key role of municipalities The 1500 municipalities of the Baltic Sea region play a crucial role to encourage initiative, formation of opinion and coordination regarding these issues, while also being key stakeholders with regards to implementation of measures to combat environmental problems. Two thirds of the municipalities are unaware of the critical situation of the Baltic Sea region, and/or have insufficient resources to address the issues ( BCG Baltic Survey 2014 ). With the Baltic Sea Future, we strive to increase the number of municipalities  strategically and operationally working towards a sustainable Baltic Sea region. Business sector - a crucial partner The Baltic Sea region has great development potential and there are good prospects for sustainable development while increasing prosperity. Studies suggest that within the entire Baltic Sea region, 900,000 jobs could be created by 2030, representing almost 2% of the total labor supply. Baltic Sea Future is thus a golden opportunity for companies to connect to municipalities and stakeholders in the region, presenting their business ideas and finding new collaborations and business partners. Together we can create and sustain economic and environmental benefits while safeguarding the well-being of people and our ecosystems. Organizers The City of Stockholm , together with Stockholm University and the Sustainable Seas Foundation , provide the participants with knowledge and inspiration from stakeholders across the region on how to contribute to sustainable development. The program will be designed in association with Stockholm University Baltic Sea Center , the City of Stockholm Environmental Department , Stockholm Vatten , the Swedish Chemicals Agency , the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation , Västervik Municipality and others. Marmar Nekoro is Project Manager on behalf of Stockholm University. Contact her for more information, e.g on how to participate, become a collaborator or if you have projects or business ideas you wish to showcase at the Baltic Sea Future.
2016-10-25 - 2016-10-27
Bo Gustafsson , BNI Sweden, will participate at the 5th Meeting of the HELCOM Working Group on Reduction of Pressures from the Baltic Sea Catchment Area. The Pressure group provides the necessary technical basis to the work on inputs of nutrients and hazardous substances from both diffuse and point sources on land, including follow-up of the implementation of the HELCOM nutrient reduction scheme. The group focuses on developing solutions to the policy-relevant questions and needs. The group will also have marine litter and underwater noise in its portfolio.
2016-09-05 - 2016-09-05
The HELCOM Reduction Scheme Core Drafting Group (REDCORE) aims to support the work of the Pressure Working Group by liaising between Pressure and the scientific work related to the follow-up of the HELCOM nutrient reduction scheme and pollution load compilation related activities. It is also to provide a forum for technical discussions and elaboration of proposals as support for more policy oriented discussion at Pressure meetings. Bo Gustafsson , BNI Sweden, will participate in the meeing and group work.
2016-04-18 - 2016-04-19
The aim of this meeting is the continued development of working relations between the Swedish, Danish and Finnish divisions of BNI. The meeting will focus on the scientific work in our ongoing research projects , updates in the decision support system Nest as well as our role as decision support to national and international policy makers.
2016-04-06 - 2016-04-07
The objective of the workshop is to take the first steps to explore and develop harmonized storylines for future developments of multiple regional drivers and pressures that affect the Baltic Sea and that can be associated with readily available global climate and socioeconomic scenarios (RCPs and SSPs [1]). The workshop serves the purpose of debating a conceptual framework of regional storylines for the Baltic Sea up to 2100; exchanging ideas on plausible future sectoral developments; and exploring possibilities of further collaboration between the ongoing BONUS projects and stakeholders. Based on the workshop, a collaborative journal article on regionalized storylines for the Baltic Sea could be envisaged. The workshop is co-organised by the Bonus Secretariat and the BONUS BalticAPP project as a clustering activity. For more information on BONUS BalticAPP, please visit: To whom: Any BONUS projects and stakeholders interested in exploring the challenges of securing the future flow of marine ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea. Registrations: by 4 March, 2016 Register, read more, and see agenda at the BONUS event website [1] RCPs (Representative Concentration Pathways) are four greenhouse gas concentration trajectories adopted for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. SSPs (Shared Socio-economic Pathways) cover five different narratives of plausible socio-economic futures. The SSPs and RCPs replace the SRES scenarios.
2016-04-06 - 2016-04-07
The workshop will take the first steps to explore and develop harmonised storylines for future developments of multiple regional drivers and pressures that affect the Baltic Sea and that can be associated with readily available global climate and socioeconomic scenarios. Why: i) To debate a conceptual framework of regional storylines for the Baltic Sea; ii) exchange ideas on plausible future sectoral developments; and iii) explore possibilities of further collaboration between the ongoing BONUS projects and stakeholders. Envisaged output/outcome: Based on the workshop, a collaborative journal article on regionalised storylines for the Baltic Sea. Who should participate: Any BONUS project participants and stakeholders interested in exploring the challenges of securing the future flow of marine ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea. The workshop is convened by the BONUS BALTICAPP project with support from the BONUS programme.
2015-06-15 - 2015-06-19
Meet our researchers at the 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress and learn more about the recent results from the publicly available decision support system Baltic Nest. Baltic Nest Institute Sweden will be represented at the conference by the researchers Bärbel Müller-Karulis, Oleg Savchuk and Erik Gustafsson, that will present the Baltic Nest models and their applications. Bärbel Müller-Karulis will give a presentation about how hypoxia affects nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in the Central Baltic Sea. Also, the effects of export of phosphorus from the Central Baltic Sea to neighboring basins will be discussed. June 16, 11:00. Oleg Savchuk will present the newly developed Simple As Necessary Fish model, SANFISH, that uses the output of the marine biogeochemical models SANBALTS and BALTSEM as forcings for simulation of combined effects of eutrophication, climate change, and fishery on a fish component of the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem. June 16, 16:20. Erik Gustafsson will show the latest results on total alkalinity in the Baltic Sea. Model calculations demonstrate that the total alkalinity in river loads and North Sea inflows are not by far sufficient to reproduce observed concentrations in the Baltic Sea. Large internal sources generating total alkalinity in the Baltic Sea enhances the sea's ability to buffer atmospheric CO2 and generate a significant carbon sink.
2015-05-06 - 2015-05-07
The scientific conference will be held in Malmö, Sweden on May 6-7, 2015. This symposium is organised by the three research programmes WATERS, DEVOTES and MARS. It is an arena for scientists and environmental managers to present and discuss the latest indicator development and assessment methods for ecological and environmental status of freshwater and marine ecosystems. Focus will be on the EU Water Framework Directive and EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
2015-03-30 - 2015-03-30
Hagen Radtke from IOW is visiting Baltic Nest Institute and will give a seminar at the Baltic Sea Centre with the title: Extending the Baltic Sea ecosystem model ERGOM into the sediment - an early diagenetic modelling approach. We are currently extending our ecological model ERGOM into the sediment. The result will be a coupled ecosystem - early diagenesis model. Although some processes are the same in the sediment and the water column, several additional processes, especially concerning the iron cycle, had to be added in the sediment to reproduce realistic pore water profiles. This talk will illustrate three things: - Our approach which processes and state variables to include to make the  model able to realistically simulate diagenesis in sandy to muddy sediments  with special focus on pH in the pore water - Efficient numerical treatment of vertical diffusion, especially of oxygen,  to allow for large time steps in spite of thin layers - Automatic code generation as a method which allows efficient model development The work is part of the project SECOS which aims at quantifying sedimentary services (denitrification, retention, burial of nutrients) in the German coastal areas. You are welcome to join the seminar on March 30 2015, 11:00-12:00 in the Baltic Sea Centre conference room, Frescati Backe, 4th floor.
2015-01-21 - 2015-01-23
The BONUS project COCOA (Nutrient cocktails in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea) held its annual meeting in Helsinki in January 2015, with a strong participation from Baltic Nest Institute. The purpose of COCOA is to quantify the importance of the coastal zone as a filter for nutrients, from a Baltic perspective. The main role of BNI is to build up a database with information about all the coastal areas in the Baltic Sea and contribute with quantifications of its filter functions based on empirical data, measurement data and models. Links: COCOA at Baltic Nest Institutes web site COCOA project web site
Baltic Nest Institute Sweden
Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, +46-8-16 37 18
Baltic Nest Institute Denmark
Aarhus University, Fredriksborgsvej 399
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, +45 4630 1200
Baltic Nest Institute Finland
Finnish Environment Institute, P.O. Box 140
FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland, + 358 20 610 123