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
2014-11-13 - 2014-11-14
The aim of this meeting is the continued development of working relations between the Swedish, Danish and Finnish divisions of BNI. The meeting will also include presentations and discussion regarding our ongoing research projects , updates in the decision support system Nest , cost-benefit analysis, modelling and scenarios of and for agriculture and atmospheric deposition etc.
2014-09-16 - 2014-09-18
The conference "Between the River and the Sea" is an international conference intended as an arena for discussions around recent findings in the field of integrated water resources and coastal lagoons management. The conference will also show the major findings from the EC-funded FP7 project LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change. BNI participation Professor Fredrik Wulff , BNI Sweden, has been invited as a key-note speaker. With his long-term experience in Baltic Sea research and the interface between research and decision making, he will provide key aspects regarding BNI's work with the Decision Support System Nest and the process behind the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan .
2014-06-17 - 2014-06-17
Det är nu snart 20 år sedan Sverige anslöts till EU och därmed började anpassa sig till och också påverka EU:s politik och styrmedel inom olika sektorer. Vattenfrågorna berörs av politiken inom många sektorer, men det finns också politik och direktiv direkt inriktade mot vattenfrågorna. Hur har medlemskapet i EU påverkat vattenfrågornas inriktning och hantering i Sverige? Har EU:s politik och direktiv styrt vårt synsätt? Har vattenfrågorna klämts mellan olika politikområden? Skulle vi ha hanterat vattenfrågorna med annan prioritet och på annorlunda sätt utan EU?  Konferens om EU:s betydelse för vattenfrågorna i Sverige avslutar Vattenkommiténs verksamhet Vattenkommittén upphör kommande halvårsskifte efter 16 års verksamhet. KSLA (Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien) vill som kommitténs sista allmänna aktivitet bjuda in till en konferens kring EU:s betydelse för vattenfrågorna i Sverige. Anslaget är brett och konferensen börjar med aspekter på vattendirektivets genomförande och lägger sedan tyngdpunkterna på vattenkvalitet och hydromorfologi. Därefter följer frågor om olika sektorers inriktning under inflytande av EU:s viljeyttringar. BNI ger input om Östersjöns tillstånd Christoph Humborg håller en presentation med titeln " Har Östersjöns tillstånd förbättrats? " Därefter hålls en diskussion och konferensen avslutas därmed med synpunkter på om och hur tillståndet i våra vatten har förbättrats.  Mer information om program och anmälan finns via denna länk. 17 juni 9.30-16.00 på KSLA, Drottninggatan 95 B
2014-06-12 - 2014-06-15
Folkemødet is a venue for Danish politicians to debate current political issues in open debates, meeting citizens, the business sector and a range of organizations. Each political party represented in Folketinget has the opportunity to hold a major speech. The event, arranged for the 4th consecutive year, is inspired by the Swedish Almedal Week held in Visby, Gotland, since 1968. BNI participation on Aurora Jacob Carstensen , BNI Denmark, is invited to present research and discuss the environmental state of the Baltic Sea  with 3 members of parliament, as well as the general secretary for the largest environmental NGO (Danmarks Naturfredningsforening). The debate will take place onboard the new AU research vessel Aurora , which will port in Allinge on Bornholm.
2014-06-09 - 2014-06-09
PhD-student Matilda Valman , BNI Sweden, will hold a Thesis Manuscript Seminar on " Understanding changes in Baltic Sea governance " 9 June 10.00 - 12.00 at the Dept. of Political Science. Opponent:   Rebecca Lawrence The seminar will be held in Swedish. Governance of the Baltic Sea The PhD studies, " Equifinality in the Baltic Sea - How can the shift to an ecosystem approach in the governance of the Baltic Sea be explained? ", focuses on the international ecosystem management of the Baltic Sea. Here you can read more about one of her studies of HELCOM, " Institutional stability and change in the Baltic Sea: 30 years of issues, crises and solutions ", published in Marine Policy 2012. The research is part of the Formas-project " Regime Shifts in the Baltic Sea Ecosystem - Modelling Complex Adaptive Ecosystems and Governance Implications" and the strategic research program Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management . What is a Thesis Manuscript Seminar? The Dept. of Political Science traditionally appoints a committee to read and comment on drafts of a PhD-thesis. After the seminar, the PhD-student receive a written statement regarding what should be revised and resubmitted, and thereafter the Department approves whether the student can subsequently defend the thesis during the Doctoral dissertation.
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