2011-09-15 - 2011-09-16
BNI researchers from Denmark and Sweden are invited to present the Targrev project in relation to the development of HELCOM core eutrophication indicators. The fourth intersessional workshop of HELCOM MONAS on the development of HELCOM core eutrophication indicators (HELCOM CORE EUTRO) will be held at the HELCOM Secretariat 15-16 September 2011.
2011-09-06 - 2011-09-07
The workshop will focus on creating a dialogue between the experts of the Black Sea and Baltic Sea regions on methods used for region-wide assessments of eutrophication status, including development of indicators with state targets. Other important topics will be monitoring of nutrient loads from land-based sources using regionally harmonized methods and introduction to the Black Sea experts of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan nutrient reduction scheme. For these topics the intention is to allow the scientists of the Black Sea Commission to learn from experiences of the Baltic Sea region HELCOM experts who have worked under the HELCOM umbrella for a number of years to create these methods and carry out assessments. The workshop will be organized by the Secretariats of the two Commissions on 6-7 September 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of cooperation between the Black Sea Commission and HELCOM within the framework of the EU project Baltic2Black.BNI inputBo Gustafsson and Alexander Sokolov from the Baltic Nest Institute will present insights from our research:* Nutrient load reduction scheme of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan* Catchment modeling for the support of estimating nutrient loads and response of the Baltic Sea ecosystem* Interactive demonstration of the on-line decision support tool NEST
2011-09-01 - 2011-09-02
Second meeting of the Expert Group on follow-up of national progress towards reaching BSAP nutrient reduction targets (HELCOM LOAD 2/2011).The meeting will be held at the HELCOM Secretariat in Helsinki, Finland 1-2 September 2011.Bo Gustafsson, BNI, is invited to present tools and example results for Country allocation of nutrient load reductions within the revision of the BSAP.
2011-08-22 - 2011-08-26
The Baltic Sea Science Congress is an international forum for researchers of the Baltic Sea countries and is uniting the three major scientific communities: the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers (CBO), Baltic Marine Biologists (BMB), and Baltic Sea Geologists (BSG). The objective of the congress is to bring together marine scientists and experts as well as young researchers. The headline of the coming Congress will be “Joint research efforts for sustainable ecosystem management".The 8th Congress will be organized by Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) in cooperation with BONUS and Russian research institutions and scientific societies, with large contribution of CBO, BMB and BSG. The 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress will be held on August 22-26, 2011, in the city of St.Petersburg, Russia. International Scientific Steering CommitteeThe International Scientific Steering Committee, with 30 international researchers, is chaired by Vladimir Ryabchenko — Chair, Chair of CBO, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The Baltic Nest Institute is represented by Bo Gustafsson and Kai Myrberg.BNI presentationsThe Baltic Nest Institute participates with presentations on some of our latest research.The complete programme is available here
2011-07-02 - 2011-07-02
Baltic Visualization Baltic Visualization (Baltic Viz) shows the past, present and future environmental state of the Baltic Sea. This visualization is based on the marine models developed at the Baltic Nest Institute, and is produced in cooperation with the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia.Baltic Viz will be able to show:The changes in the food chain over time and their effects on the ecosystemImpact of the concentration of nutrients on the sea, e.g. consequences of eutrophicationHistory of eutrophication and its effects 1900-2010Scenarios and actions for change, e.g. changes in levels of fishery for different fish speciesHigh level meetingSaturday 2 July, Baltic Viz will be presented at a high level meeting arranged by Forum Östersjön, a non-profit organization working with communication and outreach regarding the Baltic Sea and its environment. The meeting gathers members of Forum Östersjön's Advisory Board, led by former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Eliasson, as well as other prominent experts, including Björn Risinger (Director General of the new Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)), Gabriella Lindholm (Swedish Ambassador for the Marine Environment), Åke Hagström (Prof. The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment) and Jan Larsson (President of Forum Östersjön).MARE-ProgrammeLars-Erik Liljelund, Executive Director of MISTRA (The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research), which has founded the work with the Baltic Viz project, is exited that the results of the research programme MARE can be presented to the general public in a visible way. Based on the decision support system Baltic Nest developed during MARE, Baltic Viz visualizes the changes that has occured in the Baltic Sea ecosystem during the last hundred years.ALMEDALENDuring the meeting, the state of the Baltic Sea environment and how it can be improved will be discussed, as well as Baltic Sea security issues. The meeting and its results will be communicated during Almedalen and its Baltic Sea seminars.Read the Swedish press release here
2011-06-22 - 2011-06-22
Welcome to a BNI research Seminar by Karin Limburg, SUNY-ESF, US Title: Can fish otolith chemistry pick up signals of hypoxia? Baltic cod and other speciesTime: Wednesday 22 June at 11.00Place: Seminar room at BNI in Stallet, Kräftriket 10 AbstractThe Baltic Sea is arguably the largest water body with anthropogenic hypoxia and anoxia. Yet sedimentary evidence suggests that hypoxic periods date back to the formation of the Litorina Sea around 8000 YBP. We have identified a relationship between the areal extent of modern-day hypoxia and manganese uptake in otoliths (ear-stones) of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). We also assessed a rare collection of Neolithic (4500 YBP) and late Iron Age (700-1000 YBP) Baltic cod otoliths. Otolith Mn:Ca ratios in the Neolithic fish were low, comparable to fishes caught in the early 1990s, a period of low hypoxia. However, one of two Iron Age otoliths assayed showed evidence of hypoxia.This method appears to hold promise as a means of understanding how fishes interact around hypoxic areas, and furthermore may serve as a means of detecting or confirming hypoxia, and could thus be used in monitoring.
2011-06-17 - 2011-06-17
BNI Executive Board meeting discussing and following up on the BNI strategy, activity plans for 2011/2012.
2011-06-14 - 2011-06-16
The 10th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS) is a collaborative effort between Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute.Researchers from a range of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities meet to share ideas and experiences.Among the 13 workshop themes, Governing the Baltic Sea Region invites contributions focused on environmental governance and new power structures in the Baltic Sea region.Governing the Baltic Sea RegionEnvironmental governance in the Baltic Sea region is becoming increasingly complex and diversified.Although historically characterized by top-down national governing structures and limited amounts of collaboration between governments, we now face a plethora of public and non-public actors at different levels all influencing governance patterns.Diverse regulatory approaches now meet at the international level. And even more importantly; influence over agenda-setting, construction of environmental risks and what to do about them are no longer an exclusive concern of governments and other public agencies.This raises important questions on how new power relations affect values such as representation and democratic accountability.More information about the workshop
2011-05-30 - 2011-05-31
The aim of this meeting is the continued development of working relations between the Swedish, Danish and Finnish divisions of BNI, as well as discussions about the BSAP, BONUS-projects and other BNI decision support.
2011-05-23 - 2011-05-23
The next HELCOM TARGREV project meeting (revising HELCOMs ecological targets) will take place in Copenhagen on 23 May 2011. There will be participants from SYKE, IOW, DHI and BNI.
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