2017-06-12 - 2017-06-16
The biennial Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) was established 20 years ago, joining the research communities of Baltic Marine Biologists, Baltic Marine Geologists and the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers. BSSC is the main international forum addressing a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of Baltic Sea research. The congress invites marine scientists focused on research questions related to the Baltic Sea or similar coastal sea systems to share their results on this international and interdisciplinary platform. BNI presenting our research Several researchers from Baltic Nest Institute will present their research; Oleg Savchuk : " Myths of the Baltic Sea eutrophication ", read more here . Erik Gustafsson : " Key processes in the coupled carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling of the Baltic Sea ". Bärbel Müller-Karulis : " Including bacterial DOC uptake into a biogeochemical model of the Baltic Sea ". Jacob Carstensen : " Efficiency of the coastal filter: nitrogen and phosphorus removal in the Baltic Sea" (plenary presentation) " Long-term and seasonal trends in coastal carbonate systems" " Phytoplankton diversity in Danish estuaries" (poster) " Natural phytoplankton communities as a source for dissolved organic matter and implications for carbon cycling in Roskilde Fjord , Denmark" (poster) Carstensen is also participating in a panel for the BSSC event “ Science meets Policy ” that BONUS arranges during the BSSC. Registration is now opened and the early registration closes 31 March 2017.
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.
2017-03-06 - 2017-03-07
The first HELCOM MAI-CART Workshop 2017 was hosted by Bo Gustafsson and Baltic Nest Institute Sweden and held at the Stockholm University 6-7 March. Convened by Lars Sonesten, Chair of HELCOM Pressure Group , the workshop focused on methodologies to assess the implementation of the HELCOM nutrient reduction scheme (MAI/CART assessment). FOCUS OF THE WORKSHOP During the first day we focused on technical and scientific issues related to compiling, quality assuring and assessing data on water and airborne inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus. The second day was devoted to the discussion on issues related to the CART follow-up assessment, including assessment methods to evaluate progress in fulfilling CART and an overall content of the policy message on the CART follow-up assessment.  OUTCOME OF THE WORKSHOP A provisional agenda can be downloaded here , and outcome of the workshop are available here . If you wish to know more, please contact Mr Sonesten or Bo Gustafsson, Director of BNI Sweden.
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