2013-04-08 - 2013-04-12
As part of ICES ongoing advancement of its capacity to carry out Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs)​​​​ in its marine areas, members of the ICES/HELCOM Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the Baltic Sea (WGIAB) met to work trough a number of Terms of Reference aimed at supporting the implementation of the ecosystem approach in the Baltic Sea.The WGIAB and the meeting was chaired by Lena Bergström (Sweden), and Maciej Tomczak (BNI Sweden).Joint ICES and HELCOM assemblyThe WGIAB comprises members from all countries in the Baltic Sea region and constitutes a joint ICES and HELCOM assembly, a scientific forum for developing and combining ecosystem-based assessment and management efforts for the Baltic Sea. The overall scope of WGIAB is to produce science that promotes adaptive and holistic marine management strategies in the Baltic Sea.WGIAB has been working on tool and model development; building on the experiences accumulated in previous meetings of the working group, a large focus of this year´s meeting is to identify operational ways forward to implement integrated ecosystem assessments (IEA) and ecosystems based fisheries and marine management. The meeting was held in Padova (Chioggia), Italy, allowing for exchange of experiences with local scientist and support a potential further extension of IEA concepts to other regions. Read more about the ICES/HELCM WGIAB
2013-04-07 - 2013-04-12
The EGU General Assembly 2013 brought together over 11,000 geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The meeting´s sessions covered a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth´s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, and energy.BNI contributionAlexander Sokolov participated with the poster "Modelling of submesoscale dynamics in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea)".Submesoscale structures play an important role in heterogeneity of parameters such as temperature, nutrients and phytoplankton, but are challenging to model. The poster showed how the 3D hydrodynamic model OAAS is used to take into account spatial distribution in numerical modelling.
2013-03-18 - 2013-03-18
Miljödepartementet och Havs- och Vattenmyndigheten anordnar ett dialogmöte för att informera om Helcomprocessen och ha en första bred dialog om hur Sverige kan ta sig an det vidare nationella åtgärdsarbetet inom t.ex. arbetet med åtgärdsprogram för havsmiljödirektivet och vattendirektivet.Bo Gustafsson, BNI Sverige, presenterar det vetenskapliga underlaget för nationella kvoter för kväve och fosfor.Läs mer om Dialogmötet och programmet här
2013-03-06 - 2013-03-06
As part of the Kustlaboratoriet seminar series "Ecosystem functioning, climate change and fisheries: implications for management", Saskia Otto gave a presentation on "Population dynamics of key Baltic copepods under past and future climate and food web changes".Saskia is a researcher, currently doing her post doc as part of the BEAM programme (Baltic Sea Adaptive Management).
2013-03-04 - 2013-03-04
The HELCOM-BONUS Stakeholder Conference will address the future research needs of the Baltic Sea. Policymakers, funders, the science community and others with a stake in the sustainable management action in the Baltic Sea region are welcome.Reinforcing synergiesThe Conference reinforces the synergies of HELCOM and BONUS in efforts related to environmental policy and sustainable development. It works towards ensuring the most desirable contribution from BONUS, the macroregional research governance framework of the Baltic Sea region, as a response mechanism to the knowledge needs arising in the course of implementing of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive as well as other key sustainability policies, such as Maritime doctrine of the Russian Federation by 2020, also create a demand for new knowledge that can be met with BONUS research.The role of research in sustainability of ecosystem services provided The day will take a considered view of defining and clarifying the importance of the research, solutions based knowledge and their societal impact in restoring good environmental status (GES) of the Baltic Sea and achieving sustainability of the use of the goods and services provided by this fragile marine ecosystem.BNI contributionProfessor Fredrik Wulff, senior advisor and former Director of BNI Sweden, will give a presentation on "What we can — and cannot — expect science to deliver for the environmental policy action in the Baltic Sea region?" ( See a video of his presentation here)In addition, Professor Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Director of BNI Finland, will join a facilitated dialogue and panel discussion.
2013-02-05 - 2013-02-06
Bo Gustafsson, BNI Sweden, will present BNI research regarding climate changes during the HELCOM Workshop on Baltic Sea region climate change and its implication, held at the IOW in Warnemünde, Germany.
2013-01-28 - 2013-01-31
This conference is part of the global conference series organized by the Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year research programme under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). This conference will be the fourth in a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. Five analytical problems in focus during the conference The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference will address five analytical problems with a focus on complex architectures, multiple agents. These analytical problems are united by the cross-cutting themes of power, knowledge, norms and scale.Architecture relating to the emergence, design and effectiveness of governance arrangements. Agency addresses questions of who governs the earth system and how. Adaptiveness research explores the ability of governance systems to change in the face of new knowledge and challenges as well as to enhance adaptiveness of social-ecological systems in the face of major disturbances. Accountability refers to the democratic quality of environmental governance arrangements. Allocation and access deal with justice, equity, and fairness. BNI participationMatilda Valman, PhD student at BNI Sweden, will give the following presentations during the conference:* Institutional stability and change in the Baltic Sea* Actors and advocacy coalitions in the Baltic Sea Earth System Governance ProjectThe international Earth System Governance Project is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The programme takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance systems to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of our planet. The normative context of the research is sustainable development: The project sees earth system governance not only as a question of governance effectiveness, but also as a challenge for political legitimacy and social justice.The project is open to all social and natural scientists who are engaged in research on the governance of coupled socio-ecological systems, at all levels. The global network includes many of the most prominent scientists in the field, along with numerous PhD students and early-career researchers.
2013-01-18 - 2013-01-18
Bo Gustafsson, BNI Sweden, will take part in the second workshop of the Project on development of a HELCOM Pollution Load User System (HELCOM PLUS). The project focuses on modernizing the Pollution Load Compilation (PLC) database.
2013-01-16 - 2013-01-17
Bo Gustafsson and Magnus Mörth, BNI Sweden, participate during the second project group meeting of HELCOMs "Review of Fifth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation (PLC-5.5) for 2013 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting".
2013-01-14 - 2013-01-15
During the 1st Workshop for review of revised HELCOM BSAP Maximum Allowable nutrient Inputs (MAI) and Country Allocation of Reduction Targets (CART), Bo Gustafsson and Magnus Mörth, BNI Sweden, presented our work with the BSAP revision.
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